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Bill Wurtz's fabulous speedy history of Japan

The entire history of Japan (40,000 years) told quickly, visually, fabulously, and in a way you want to see again. Bill Wurtz, you are a genius.






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Soundtrack of your life

"Sean Connors studies the way adolescents understand and interact with graphic novels, the more sophisticated successor to comic books," writes Heidi Stambuck's in The Sights and Sounds of Literature (Research Frontiers, University of Arkansas). Chris Goering examines what happens when English teachers ask students to analyze their favorite song lyrics and relate the lyrics to their personal history Read More 
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Guides to scanning, digitizing, and editing for video and multimedia

Need to scan photos for a book, slide show, or multimedia presentation, and don't know a dpi from a pixel? Luckily you can find plenty of good tutorials online about everything from scanning old photos and recording telephone interviews to mastering various pieces of software and editing tools. Learn about Adobe Acrobat, Audacity, camcorders, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, digitizing analog recordings, time coding video, editing for the Web, and other mysteries  Read More 
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MediaShift: Your guide to the digital media revolution

Since 2006 PBS MediaShift has tracked how technology and the Internet are changing our media world, which now includes weblogs, podcasts, and citizen journalism. Journalists must now master multimedia. You can learn a lot on MediaShift--see, for example, these postings:
Mediashift: Your Guide to the Digital Revolution (PBS) Read More 
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Video as a powerful device for storytelling

Take a look at Media Storm,a powerful site for online multimedia narrative journalism. Animated video is also effective for both telling a story and getting a message across, as you can see in Annie Leonard's The Story of Stuff,  Read More 
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