Catherine and Greg just delivered the orientation video I asked them to produce for next year’s 9th graders. Okay, so they didn’t get in all the details, and the focus is a little different from the original concept, but OMG, what fun! And isn’t Chad a rising star? I love it!
I recently discovered that the place I store and share my videos is also a place to learn how to make videos better. Vimeo Video School offers a growing array of sharp, clever bite-sized tutorials, illustrated with clear examples, created by the Vimeo filmmaking community. Here’s one example: Shooting Basics, from the Video 101 section: [...]
BethAnn Olesen, one of my favorite collaborating English teachers, developed a simple project that inspired some outstanding poetic efforts and I thought I’d share. The prompt was to create a digital poem inspired both by Walt Whitman’s I Hear America Singing and by your own personal interpretation of the American Dream. BethAnn explains the details: [...]
Voki, the free Web-based tool that allows you to create speaking avatars for blogs and other websites, recently launched its site for education. But it’s not just for avatars. Voki has potential well beyond blog greetings. Imagine creating a page in which students embed a lengthy, sequenced (albeit imagined) conversation between Generals Lee and Grant [...]
I use Glogster daily. As a interactive poster/presentation/research tool for my students. As a tool for creating web-based interfaces professionally. And I just gathered my Glogster search posters together as a presentation. Teachers who are serious Glogsters can now take a next step in sharing, archiving, and organizing their students’–or their own– work. A recent [...]
About a year ago around this time I began thinking of the apps I really wanted to load (metaphorically) on my students’ screens. This semester, I am very blessed to have a brilliant student teacher with me! Nora has also been with us as a parent volunteer. Like all my other student teachers, Nora arrived [...]
In addition to declaring it legal for iPhone users to jailbreak their mobile devices, earlier this week, on July 26th, the United States Copyright Office also ruled that it is NOT a violation of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for remixers to use copyrighted video excerpts from DVDs for the purpose of criticism or comment. [...]