Sunday, June 14, 2009

Moving to the Beach for Summer 2009

Will be participating in a new online 2.0 learning adventure known as 11.5 New Things (aka Library2Play 2) this summer. Took a giant leap over to a new blog At the Water's Edge to document my new adventures.

Pack a beach bag and join me there!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mexican Folk Dancing

Another Animoto example using Flickr Creative Commons photos of various folk dancing scenes from Mexico.

Tour of Paris

A series of photos of Paris from Flickr Creative Commons for demonstration purposes to show the fun behind creating an Animoto example.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Embedding A Video into a Blog Post

I did this in helping someone else learn how to put a video from Teacher Tube (and YouTube ) into a blog post so they could write about it.

I will come back and give more directions ...soon!

In the meantime...if you need to show the modern 7 Wonders of the World, enjoy!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Adding a PhotoStory to Your Blog

I created these screen shots to help some Library2Play 23 Things bloggers upload PhotoStory samples for Thing 21 about podcasts. I need to remember the steps myself and so now I can...and can also be reminded to be patient because it does take awhile for the file to upload!

SBISD folks are reminded that PhotoStory3 is already loaded on your new laptops.

this is a test load of a PhotoStory

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Literary Elements Analysis Animoto

Used to stimulate conversation, discussion about literary elements. Could be arranged to talk about the elements in general or those tied to a particular piece title, or even genre. This was used in a 9th English class as a review generator.

Texas: An Introductory Animoto

Created by Librarian to introduce state symbols to bilingual elementary students. Images came from Facts on File and Britannica Online.

Bill of Rights Animoto

Tied to 8th grade TAKS Objective 4, TEK 8.20 B. Images came from Flickr Creative Commons.

Do the Bird Walk? Animoto

Teacher-made showing various types of bird feet for the 2nd grade bird unit. The images came from Flickr Creative Commons

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A World Geography / Current Events Animoto

A high school teacher created this to use in a discussion about the country of Tibet and the Olympic protests that were held regarding its status with China.

Students could create one as a product on the their research of a country or a state. They could include visuals representing the location or news surrounding it.

Another Science Animoto Example - Magnets

Use this in a class introduction to magnets and magnetism.
This was used as a TEASe (Technology Enhanced Anticipatory Set) in an 8th grade science class.

An Animoto could be created to show the process of an experiment as well. Students could use it as part of their end product.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Simple Machines: A Science Animoto

A basic science concept. Used as an introduction in an 8th grade class. Real-world connections.

Fractions Animoto

Example of a math idea. Pictures taken from Microsoft Clipart.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Animoto Issues: a Health Fitness Sample

Have been having issues with Animoto on my possessed computers (yes, I have 2, well, actually 3) and I have had terrible trouble getting Animotos to play. I need to be able to demo this Animoto first thing in the morning so I'm trying this as a way of being able to see it! It is for a Health Fitness group teachers to see what a self-made video can be used for! It represents healthy habits! Can you list all the habits?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Texas Library Conference

If you would like to see what I am learning at the TLA conference in Dallas this week, hop on over to A Library By Any Other Name starting Tuesday, April 15th (hope you have your taxes done!) Not sure how often I will be able to do "live" blogging, but I will try to blog about many of the things I see and the speakers I hear.