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ImageBot - Free Online Photo and Image Editor

ImageBot is a free online browser-based photo and image editor with powerful photo editing, drawing, sticker and logo capabilities.
Its simple architecture and basic options make it intuitive and simple to use. it is based on Javascript: you need to enable JavaScript in your browser to use ImageBot.
No installation or further step is required.

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Open Colleges Writing and Communication

This Australian online educator provides specialised writing, editing and media-related training to aspiring authors, editors and journalists. For more than a quarter of a century, the Australian College of Journalism delivers expert tuition in professional writing and editing, freelance journalism, professional editing & proofreading, creative writing, professional scriptwriting and more.

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InformED - Teacher Resources

InformED is a blog by Open Colleges, a private commercial online education provider based in Sydney, Australia.

"At informED they understand that brilliant educators need brilliant resources, that’s why they’ve hooked up with the best brains on the net to bring you a selection of the most user-friendly teaching tools and resource packs on the topics and subjects that you care most about.
This is a portal for users to hunt-and-gather training news and industry insights in the universe of eLearning and Education Technology. It writes about interactive learning and education innovations." (by Sarah Del Rosario, InformED)

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Veritasium

Veritasium is an interesting video blog (hosted on a youtube channel) containing more than 100 first rate educational videos about science that can be used to support effective science teaching and learning. The videos cover a variety of scientific topics (Chemistry, Physics, biology, astronomy, etc.). It’s mission and inspiring principle, as the same author Derek Muller defines it, is “to deliver the most interesting science videos as is humanly possible”.

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• Veritasium & Team Record Gold Invade London
• The Bonding Song
• Free Higgs!
• BrainSTEM! Vsauce, ViHart, John Green, MinutePhysics, CGPGrey, SixtySymbols, Smarter Every Day
• Northern Lights From Balloon (Project Aether Alaska)
• Awesome HD Slinky Slow-Mo
• Transit of Venus! Sydney 2012 Contacts, Contracts and Parallax
• Spinning Disk Trick Solution
• Slinky Drop 2
• Gyroscopic Precession
• Spinning Disk Trick
• Why Are Astronauts Weightless?
• Where Does The Sun Get Its Energy?
• Northern Lights Explained - Aurora Borealis
• Destination: Alaska
• Why Do You Make People Look Stupid?
• Where Do Trees Come From?
• Spinning Tube Trick Answer
• Spool Trick
• Spinning Tube Trick Explained
• Spinning Tube Trick
• Are You Lightest In The Morning? (Daily Weight Fluctuations)
• World's Longest Vertical Straw
• How To Curve A Baseball Or Swing A Cricket Ball
• Koala Encounters
• The Coastline Paradox & The Koch Snowflake
• Candle Trick
• How To Make Graphene
• Eclipses vs Phases Of The Moon
• A Human Being Is A Part Of The Whole
• The Magnus Force
• Atomic Rant
• Can We Go the Speed of Light? (The Principle of Relativity)
• Physics Nobel Prize 2011 - Brian Schmidt
• YouTube SpaceLab Intro by Veritasium
• Nobel Prize Winner Brian Schmidt - Physics 2011
• Supersized Slow-Mo Slinky Drop
• Grape + Microwaves = Plasma
• Slinky Drop
• Slinky Drop Answer
• Slinky Drop Extended
• States of Matter
• Imploding Drum
• The Colour Of Attraction
• Chain Drop Answer 2
• Chain Drop
• Impress Her With Nanodiamonds
• What Is Water Made Of?
• What Is Chemistry?
• Regelation Part 2
• Regelation Comparison
• Australian Science Week 2011
• Regelation of Ice
• Why Is Ice Slippery?
• Inertia (Why Earth Spins Part 2)
• Why Does The Earth Spin?
• Colour Changing LED Ball
• Fire Syringe
• Comparing Temperatures
• Deceptive Shadows
• Eye Tracking and Acceleration
• Option E - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Option D - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Option C - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Option B - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Option A - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Bungy Jumping!
• Where Did The Earth Come From?
• How Old Is The Earth?
• What Is Electricity? (Are You Gonna Be My Girl?)
• Types of Radiation
• Sound + Fire = Rubens' Tube
• Radiation vs Radioactive Atoms
• Galileo the Scientific Parrot
• What Powers Australia?
• How Damaging is Radiation?
• Supercooled Water - Explained!
• Atoms and Isotopes
• Khan Academy and the Effectiveness of Science Videos
• Experiments A Cappella
• Three Incorrect Laws of Motion
• Is There Gravity In Space? (Why Are Astronauts Weightless?)
• Misconceptions About Falling Objects
• Which Hits The Ground First, Something Light or Heavy?
• Calculating Gravitational Attraction
• Best Film on Newton's Third Law. Ever.
• What Is Gravity?
• Why Does the Moon Orbit Earth?
• The Forces On You (Introducing Normal Force)
• What is a Force?
• How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)
• Gravity (Scientific Version of John Mayer's Gravity)
• Egg Experiment to Demonstrate Inertia
• The Difference Between Mass and Weight
• Scientific Notation - Example
• I'm Atoms (Scientific Cover of Jason Mraz's I'm Yours)
• Scientific Notation - Explained!
• Cathode Rays Lead to Thomson's Model of the Atom
• JJ Thomson's Plum Pudding Model of the Atom
• Atomic Theory
• What causes the seasons?
• How long does it take for the earth to go around the sun?

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Metro Magazine

Metro magazine is published by the Australian Teachers of Media, (ATOM). ATOM also publishes Screen Education magazine; study guides and education kits; The Moving Image series of monographs; and web sites for feature films, documentaries and television programs. ATOM also runs The Education Shop and The Speakers’ Bureau.

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Magazines
• Metro Magazine
• Screen Education
• Writers
• Style Guide

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• The Education Shop
• Study Guides
• Moving Image

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• NFSA’s Schools Program
• Screening PD & Seminars
• The Speakers’ Bureau
• EnhanceTV ATOM Awards
• Email Lists

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Spotlight on authentic learning: Student developed digital video projects

"Over the past decade, digital video editing software has developed from an expensive, rather clumsy tool, to a cheaper, user friendly tool with many capabilities that facilitate learner control. This development has given rise to a host of new applications in education, including the ability of students to capture, edit and generate their own video. As a result, student generated digital video projects (referred to subsequently in this paper as DV tasks or DV projects) are now being used in many classrooms to support, extend, or change pedagogy and curriculum outcomes.

The project on which this paper is based studied the use of student generated digital video in five schools. Two foci of the project were the nature of student learning from DV tasks and the pedagogical approaches being used with this technology. One of the characteristics of the video tasks that was noted in the study was their authentic nature. This paper analyses current understandings of authentic learning, examines teacher and student beliefs about the perceived authentic nature of student generated digital video tasks, and provides evidence of the authentic learning noted in the DV tasks from the study."

Related documents by the author:
* "Using Digital Video to Enhance Authentic Technology - Mediated Learning in Science Classrooms" (http://www.ed-dev.uts.edu.au/personal/mkearney/homepage/acrobats/acec.pdf)
* "Authentic Learning through the Use of Digital Video" (PDF) (http://www.ed-dev.uts.edu.au/teachered/research/dvproject/pdfs/ACEC2004.pdf), with Sandy Schuck

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Matthew Kearney and Sandy Schuck, University of Techology Sydney

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2002

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ACMI Research and Resources

ACMI is the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Also visit the sub page http://www.acmi.net.au/learn.htm with special screenings, lectures and innovative hands-on workshops for primary and secondary school students, tertiary students and educators.

From the wonders of more than a century of cinema, to television, computer games and the screen-based art of the future, ACMI is the place to find out everything about the moving image.

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# Australian Mediatheque
# Online Resources
* Film Resources
* Television Resources
* Games Resources
* New Media Resources
* Publications

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Screen It

Screen It is Australia's national moving image competition for school students.

Designed to encourage imagination and inventiveness in Australia's primary and secondary school students, Screen It fosters a new generation of young moving image makers.

In 2008 entrants are asked to create works responding to the theme of 'Australian Identity'.

What does it mean to be Australian today? How may this change in the future? What has it meant in the past?

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Primary School Categories:
Exploring the theme of Australian Identity
> Animation
> Live Action
> A computer game (using Klick & Play or Game Maker)

Secondary School Categories:
Exploring the theme of Australian Identity
> Animation
> Live Action
> A computer game (using Adobe Flash or Game Maker)

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

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The Nature of Interaction in Educational Videoconferencing

This is a Master of Education thesis from 1999 by Carol Daunt. The study investigated the nature of interaction that can be achieved in educational videoconferencing and what adaptations (if any) to teaching and learning strategies are necessary. In particular it examines the following:
1. What impact does the technology have on the interactions?
2. Do lecturers have to make adaptations to teaching strategies?
3. Do students have to make adaptations to learning strategies?
4. Can a ‘dialogical’ approach be used effectively in videoconferencing?

Broadband videoconferencing as a tool for learner-centred distance learning in higher education

This paper outlines the possibilities for using broadband videoconferencing within the larger context of changing the focus for teaching from the teacher to the learners. It also explores opportunities that might be created by this technology to facilitate learner-centred engagement in learning and to provide new opportunities for collaboration and support for students studying by the distance mode. As part of the wider discussion, it presents a decision-making framework for teachers to consider when integrating videoconferencing into their curriculum. The bandwidths possible from broadband Internet connection rather than the integrated services digital network transmission increase the richness of videoconferencing to a much closer approximation of natural communication, thus creating opportunities for more creative uses for the medium. The outcomes of trials undertaken at the University of New England during the last two years provide the basis for predicting the usefulness of the technology for learner-centered interactions when the majority of students are learning from locations quite remote from the main campus.

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Dr. Robyn Smyth, Teaching and Learning Centre, University of New England

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2005

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ISSN 0007-1013

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Pages 805 - 820

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