What is StoryTubes?<br /><ul><li>An annual contest.
An opportunity for students to promote favorite books in two-minute videos.
Open to English-speaking kids and teens everywhere.
Individual entries and group entries are welcome.
Online voting for video entries encourages participation and excitement.</li></li></ul><li> Why do we do StoryTubes?<br />“…We need to change this notion that reading is a chore.” <br />----James Patterson<br />
Kids & Reading<br />A majority of kids say they like to read books for fun and that reading books for fun is important.<br />Most kids perceive a correlation between reading and success.<br />
Kids & Reading<br />Reading frequency declines after age eightand is stronger among girls than boys.<br />Trouble finding books they like is a key reason kids say they do not read more frequently.<br />
Technology & Reading<br />Kids believe that technology will complement — not replace — book reading. <br />After age eight, more childrengo online daily than read for fun daily; however, high frequency Internet users are still more likely than lower frequency users toread books for fun every day.<br />
Nearly two in three online tweens and teens (age 9-17) have extended the reading experience via the Internet. These kids are more likely to value and enjoy reading, read more frequently, and agree with the statement: “No matter what I can do online, I’ll always want to read books printed on paper.”<br />2008 Kids & FamilyReading Report™<br />
Editing Tools<br />Video:<br />Windows Movie Maker(Windows XP)<br />Windows Live Movie Maker(Windows 7 – not pre-loaded)<br />iMovie(Macintosh)<br />Images:Paint.NET(Windows)<br />Audio:Audacity(Windows)<br />
Uploading StoryTubes Videos<br />Two Basic Steps:<br />Create a YouTube or TeacherTube Account<br />Upload the Video<br />
Create a YouTube Account – Step One<br />Click on the Create Account link.<br />
Create a YouTube Account – Step Four<br />Activate your account and log in.<br />
Now for the upload step…<br />Upload Video – Step One<br />Click on the Upload Link!<br />
Upload Video – Step Two<br />Click on the Upload video button!<br />
Upload Video – Step Three<br />Select the video file .<br />
Upload Video – Step Four<br />Review and update the <br />video information.<br />Note:<br /><ul><li>Entries can’t be “private”.
Descriptions and tags are nice but not necessary.</li></li></ul><li>Upload Video – Step Five<br />
Upload Video – Step Five<br />Go to My Uploaded Videos and click on the Edit button to see all<br />video information and options.<br />Note:<br /><ul><li>Entry videos must allow embedding by external sites (e.g., storytubes.info).