Teach With video is a blog to help teachers integrate digital video projects in the classes they teach. The podcast provides tips for classroom management, unit and lesson design, and various resources to help teachers guide students toward the successful creation of curriculum-based videos.
I recently came across what looks like it will be a promising tool for remixing media. WEAVLY (still in beta) currently allows you to remix YouTube videos, SoundCloud audio, gif images, and has a good tool for adding titles. They appear to be planning to add other media to the mix, including Vine videos, Tumblr, and Loopcam. WEAVLY is social, allowing shares, embeds, remixes, and “upvoting.”
WEAVLY gives the user a lot of editing controls, and links to all original content. There is also a section for “Assignments,” but the tutorial is not currently working. I would like to see WEAVLY allow the user to choose the display frame for the video. Mine currently has a frame from one of the videos that is not in my remix. I would have chosen the frame below.
My first video is dedicated to Amalia Kingsbury, who on a daily basis reminds everyone in our office, “DON’T POKE THE BEAR!”
This year the KIS EdTech Team has two new members, and with that, new artwork. This year we outsourced this for the first time. We were fortunate enough to have my talented student, Melissa Rodriguez, create our “business cards” this year. Below is what I put together as our “team photo,” and then each individual card. Ben Summerton used the artwork to create our Keynote theme for the year. Check out our first presentation using the theme. This is some seriously cool artwork. Melissa is a graphic artist and freelances in her spare time. See some of her artwork, photography, and videos at melirodriguezart.com/.
Ever thought about creating stop motion animations with your students? It is fun and easy to do. In this session we will cover some of the important aspects of creating these movies, and then create our own. Bring your computer, phone, or tablet, and some toys you would like to animate.
Korea International School is starting the second year of our One To World program. All students in grades 3-5 are using iPads to enhance their learning. This year the One To World team created a “Boot Camp” for all students in the program. It is five weeks of activities that will help students to be comfortable using their devices, and teach them appropriate uses and etiquette.
Below are the instructions for setting up a blog, which will become the student’s portfolio while at KIS.
In Keynote 6.2, when you are making an interactive presentation and you do not want the user to be able to advance to the next slide, you can create a “Links Only” presentation. You would use this when the viewer of your presentation is clicking on objects that link to other slides. A vocabulary review, a quiz, or choose your own adventure slide show can really benefit from this setting. Change this setting by selecting Document, and under Presentation Type click on Normal and then select Links Only. (see below)
Frustrated that Flickr no longer allows you to embed slide shows? Although Flickr no longer gives the option to create slides shows like the one below, you can still use the old code to embed a slide show in your blog or site. Here’s what you do:
1. Select the set you would like to make a slide show for.
2. Find the set ID number.
3. Copy the embed code below & replace the red numbers with the set number you want in your slide show.
This year at KORCOS I very much enjoyed presenting two new sessions. The first, Kahlo Meets Coppola: Art, Activism, & Film, was presented with Sara Arno. It is the explanation of the unit we worked on together called Protest Art, that teaches students to use art to provoke a reaction to important social issues. All of the materials needed to plan the unit can be found here. The student movies can also be found there. Beware, you may find some of the movies to be disturbing.
My second presentation, Advanced Keynote, was a true geek fest. I showed participants how to use some different techniques to enhance their Keynotes, and thus their message. It was a lot of fun, and the participants taught me some great uses of Keynote that I hadn’t previously thought of. Find everything you need to master the techniques I taught.
Editing tip: A good test to see if the text is being displayed long enough for it to be read is having someone read the text out loud. If there is enough time to read it out loud, the text is on screen long enough.