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How-to: Getting Started with EduBlogs

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EdublogsEdublogs (powered by a multi-user version of WordPress) is a completely free blogging platform targeted towards teachers, students, researchers, professors, librarians, administrators and anyone and everyone else involved in education. With each account, you receive 20MB of free upload space (easily extended to 5 GB as a Supporter) and a heap of great features.

On a larger scale, schools and universities looking to create, manage and control blogs at their own domain, can do so with Edublogs Campus, an additional paid offering from the people at Edublogs.

Commentary: For anyone that has worked with WordPress, Edublogs is really no different. The biggest benefit of Edublogs is the education-related tips and support that the community provides through their blog and forum at The Edublogger.

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YouTube EDU: Educational Videos from Colleges and Universities

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YouTube EDUNot more than a few days after Academic Earth launched their collection of online lecture videos, streaming video giant YouTube announced their new educational hub EDU.

According to the YouTube blog, EDU is a “volunteer project sparked by a group of employees who wanted to find a better way to collect and highlight all the great educational content being uploaded to YouTube by colleges and universities”.

In comparing the two, Academic Earth appears to have the more intuitive interface, but YouTube EDU has a wider range of video content.

New Release: “Animoto for Education” launches exclusively for teachers

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Animoto for EducationFrom the guys at Animoto, who revolutionized the art of dead simple video production, comes Animoto for Education, a cool new service that gives teachers “unlimited access to the full range of Animoto’s services, both standard and premium, for free.”

More from the Animoto Blog: ” Since launching last year, Animoto has become a popular tool among teachers, researchers, librarians and other educators around the globe, who use it to bring presentations and lesson plans to life in a whole new way.

It’s been really exciting to hear from teachers about the variety of ways they’ve incorporated Animoto videos into their daily lesson plans. Animoto for Education is our gift to teachers; we want to help empower them with a tool to reach their kids in a new and exciting way.”

Animoto: High-quality video production made easy

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Welcome to the end of slideshowsAnimoto has arrived to change the way we view photos by giving everyday people the power to create professionally edited videos in a matter of minutes.

The entire process requires you only to upload your favorite images (or pull them from Flickr, Picasa, etc.) and select a song. Animoto does the rest. Using a patent-pending technology to add effects and transitions and sync the selected music, this dead simple web application punches out a high-quality music video that would make MTV proud.

Sign up today and try it for yourself.

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