IMAGE EDITING <ul><li>There are many image editing sites. Some are free and some have a fee. Many are easy to use but some are not. </li></ul><ul><li>After trying many of these sites, I found Picnik to be the most user friendly and fun to use. Picnik allows you to download your photo and then get creative by adding text, effects, shapes, and frames. It’s like making a scrapbook on the computer! </li></ul><ul><li>After editing my photos, I was able to share them through Flickr . Flickr is a photo sharing site in which you sign up and then upload and post your photos. After posting your pictures, you can share your slideshow by sending the link to whoever you want. Flickr is easy to use, and best of all its free! </li></ul>
IMAGE EDITING <ul><li>You can check out my edited pictures that I did through Picnik and then shared through Flickr by clicking the picture below! </li></ul>
AUDIO TOOLS <ul><li>VoiceThread is a multimedia slide show. It holds images, documents, and videos. VoiceThread allows you to leave comments through your voice, text, audio file, or video. You can share your VoiceThread and then they can leave comments too. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe VoiceThread could be a very effective tool in the classroom. Students could upload photos and leave comments on them. Other students can then give feedback by leaving their own comments. I think students would enjoy this and it would be different than sharing thoughts face to face. This could also be used to work with another classroom, in another school, that may be working on the same subject manner. </li></ul>
AUDIO TOOLS <ul><li>You can check out my VoiceThread by clicking the picture to the right. Feel free to try it out and leave comments of your own! </li></ul>
CREATING VIDEO <ul><li>There are many websites in which you can create a video. Some are free and some you have to pay for. </li></ul><ul><li>I used Animoto in order to create a simple video. Animoto creates video pieces from your photos, video, and music. It is really easy to use. You do need to sign up but then you are able to create a 30 second video for free. If you want a longer video from Animoto there is a small fee. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to make a longer video but you don’t want to pay, many computers have a movie maker built into them. Some older computers, like mine, do not have a movie maker built into them. In this case you can use Jaycut , a free online video editor. You can download video, images, and music. Jaycut can be very frustrating at first, but after putting time and effort into your project, it makes great videos. </li></ul>
CREATING VIDEO <ul><li>Creating video in the classroom could be really useful. I believe students could create a video to show the other students in the class a topic. I think the students would retain a lot of information by doing a lesson this way rather than through the books. </li></ul><ul><li>Students could also make a video as a culminating activity at the end of a lesson. The video will show what the students have learned in a fun way! </li></ul>This is my Animoto video. Click the picture to see it.
POSTING VIDEOS <ul><li>After creating your own video, you may want to share it. You can do this by posting it on a video service so you can have a public link. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube is a great website that many people use to post their videos. It’s really easy to use, just sign up for free and than upload your video. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube does have copyright laws. When I uploaded my video, YouTube did not have the right to use the song I originally had on it. YouTube gave me the option to use a song that they had the rights to. I picked one of their songs and then YouTube swapped songs so that I would have music with my video. You can see the video I made through Jaycut and then posted on YouTube by clicking on the link below! </li></ul>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =NBmz4_CIphA
ONLINE LEARNING <ul><li>This is the first time I used MOODLE, and I really enjoyed it! I liked being able to share my work and see what others did. </li></ul><ul><li>I thought that online learning was going to be difficult for me but I found it to be really easy. I enjoyed going through the course at my own pace and learning about a ton of new sites that could be really useful with students. </li></ul><ul><li>This was a great experience and I would definitely take another online course! </li></ul>