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  1. 1. Table of ContentsBlogsTumblr. 3-8Weebly 9-15ImagesCompfight 16-19Flickr Creative Commons 19-24MorgueFile 25-29Wylio 30-34ImageCodr 35-37AudioAudioBoo 38-44SoundCloud 45-49Narrable 50-55VideoWeVideo 56-63Loopster 64-68Digital CitizenshipFive Points 69
  2. 2. Blogs: Tumblr.s  A BLOG is a web site on which an individual orgroup of users record opinions, information,etc. on a regular basis.s  One blog service iss  Check it out at https://www.tumblr.com.s  Here is a tutorial to get you started:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTRGPKU8SlQ.
  3. 3. Blogs: Tumblr.s  If you do not wish to use the tutorial, here is astep-by-step guide of how to use tumblr..s  STEP ONE:Make an account!All you need is an email address.
  4. 4. Blogs: Tumblr.s  STEP TWO:Once you have created an account and logged in,you need to create a URL and upload a profilepicture. While a URL is important, you candecide to change it later. Stick with somethingpeople can remember easily.
  5. 5. Blogs: Tumblr.s  STEP THREE:There are seven different types of posts you canmake. You can choose what type of posting to makeby clicking an image on the dashboard. See below.Once you click a button, a new window will appearwhere you can easily complete that type of posting;tumblr will automatically code the posting asneeded so that others may successfully see it. Wewill use an example of a text posting.
  6. 6. Blogs: Tumblr.s  STEP FOUR:This is what a window looks like once you have selectedone of the seven options from the dashboard. The mostessential thing to do with a posting – other than writingthe posting – is to tag the posting. See the red circlefor where to tag. Choose easily searchable words.
  7. 7. Blogs: Tumblr.Why use a blog like Tumblr.?There are countless reasons to use blogs in education. Ofcourse, blogs are an excellent source for finding new teachingideas. Think of how students can use blogs, however.Publishing is essential in student writing and thinking – it is whatgives student work purpose. Have students create blogs to sharetheir most important work or to share what books they have beenreading. Have students comment on one another’s blogging.Have them ask questions. Have them make suggestions. Havethem thank one another.The quality of work will sky rocket because their work will beviewed by more than the teacher’s eyes! Students will also getideas for their own work through active and realisticcollaboration. Students will also have the opportunity to practicedigital citizenship.
  8. 8. Blogs: Weeblys  A BLOG is a web site on which an individual orgroup of users record opinions, information,etc. on a regular basis.s  One blog service iss  Check it out at http://www.weebly.com.s  Here is a tutorial to get you started:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFjxAsDq0Sg. For more Weebly tutorials,follow the WeeblyWizard on YouTube.
  9. 9. Blogs: Weeblys  If you do not wish to use the tutorial, here is astep-by-step guide of how to use Weebly.s  STEP ONE:Create an account and log in!
  10. 10. Blogs: Weeblys  STEP TWO:Select a look for your website. Either click on one oftwo previously selected popular choices OR pick andchoose more personalized options by exploring the toolbars at the top marked by the green arrows. You canalways change a look later.
  11. 11. Blogs: Weeblys  STEP THREE:Pick a domain. Click which type of domain you like onthe left side of the window then type in ideas for thedomain until you see a green check appear. Know thatonly the first option – using a Weebly subdomain – isfree. This means the domain is available.
  12. 12. Blogs: Weeblys  STEP FOUR:Drag, drop, and experiment! Use the provided tools onthe toolbar to create the features on your blog,website, or online store.
  13. 13. Blogs: Weeblys  STEP FIVE:If you get stuck, ask Weebly for help! Some help is freethrough tutorials and provided trouble shooting butyou can also consult with Weebly web designers.Simply click on the ? to get started. Once you havesolved any problems and you are satisfied with yourcreation, hit publish!
  14. 14. Blogs: Weebly.Why use a blog like Weebly?There are countless reasons to use blogs ineducation. Of course, blogs are an excellentsource for finding new teaching ideas. Teacherscan also use blogs, however, to reach out to theirown students and parents.Creating a classroom blog creates a dialoguebetween the teacher, his/her students, and theparents of students that is artistic, organized,searchable, and modern! Show your communitythat you are a modern educator who usestoday’s tools to teach!
  15. 15. Images: Compfights  is an image search engine tailored toefficiently locate images for blogs, comps,inspiration, and research.s  Know that Compfight uses flicker API but they arenot affiliated with flickr.s  Check it out at http://compfight.com.s  Here is a tutorial to get you started:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeDLRKtFVoo.There is a bit of information about a class projectat the beginning of the video, but it is a goodsource of help!
  16. 16. Images: Compfights  If you do not wish to use the tutorial, here is a step-by-step guide of how to use Compfight.s  STEP ONE:Understand that there are different filter options whenlooking for pictures. Selecting a certain filter willchange the types of images you find. Make sure youchoose a filter that will find the appropriate kinds ofpictures for your needs.Here are thetypesof filters onCompfight:
  17. 17. Images: Compfights  STEP TWO:Select your filters and search for images.
  18. 18. Images: Compfights  STEP THREE:Once you have found the image you need, be sure tofind and follow the licensing rules set forth by theoriginal creator of the image.
  19. 19. Images: Flickr CCs  “Flickr is home to over eight billion of the world’sphotos.”s  is a photo sharing website with bothpublic and private options.s  Flickr CC offers photos for use with some specificlimitations. It is important to know “the rules”when it comes to sharing photos from the FlickrCC.s  Check it out at http://www.flickr.com.
  20. 20. Images: Flickr CCs  STEP ONE:Know the rules! The rules are posted on thehomepage of the Flickr CC. Each rule has its ownsymbol. The symbols are attached toof the righteach individual photo within the Flickr CC toremind users how to use the images.
  21. 21. Images: Flickr CCs  STEP TWO:Search for images to share and use! Search bytyping terms into the yellowed area. Control whereimages are pulled from by selecting an option inthe red, circled area. Your images appear in themain area of the screen (where the yellow arrow ispointing).
  22. 22. Images: Flickr CCs  STEP TWO:Search for images to share and use! Search bytyping terms into the yellowed area. Control whereimages are pulled from by selecting an option inthe red, circled area. Your images appear in themain area of the screen (where the yellow arrow ispointing).
  23. 23. Images: Flickr CCWhy use Flickr CC?Avoiding plagiarism and following copyrightare skills a 21st century user must have.Being familiar with Flickr CC will pushstudents to be 21st century learners.Making a presentation? Creating a project?Flickr CC will help bring student work to life.Students can also add to the Flickr CC andbecome active participants in a collaborativecommunity.
  24. 24. Images: MorgueFiles  is a website created by twobrothers and a friend. The website aims to provide“photographs freely contributed by many artists tobe used in creative projects by visitors to the site.”The catch is that when one uses an image that theuser must provide “credit” to the creative.s  Also know that there are other sites such asDreamstime, Shutterstock and Fotolia linkedthrough the site that provide images for cheap use,not free use.s  Check it out at http://www.morguefile.com.
  25. 25. Images: MorgueFiles  STEP ONE:Search for images to use! Type what you are looking forin the search bar OR click the search log in order to seewhat terms have been searched for in the past and howmany photos can be found in each field. Thescreenshot on the bottom right shows what one willfind if he/she selects “beach” in the search field.
  26. 26. Images: MorgueFiles  STEP TWO:Contact a creative if you have a question concerning animage. For instance, if you need a bigger file size,contact the creative. If you wish to mass produce theimage on an object like a mug, contact the creative. Inorder to contact a creative, click the hyperlinked name.
  27. 27. Images: MorgueFiles  STEP THREE:Once you click on a hyperlinked name, somethingsimilar to the image below appears. Click the smallenvelope in order to contact the creative. Be sure to beprofessional and specific with any questions to acreative. Remember, they are sharing their work withyou! They are helping you.
  28. 28. Images: MorgueFileWhy use MorgueFile?Avoiding plagiarism and following copyright areskills a 21st century user must have. Being familiarwith MorgueFile will push students to be 21stcentury learners.Making a presentation? Creating a project?MorgueFile will help bring student work to life.Students can also add to the MorgueFile andbecome active participants in a collaborativecommunity. One specific project MorgueFile couldhelp with would be creating photo story projects inconjunction with a movie maker type program. Withsuch a variety of high resolution photos, studentscould create some interesting narratives that explaina concept or summarize an idea/story.
  29. 29. Images: Wylios  is a “super sonic, thrifty, all-in-one picture finder, re-sizer and attributionbuilder for bloggers.”s  Please know that Wylio is free to use but thereare some purchasable options.s  Check it out at http://www.wylio.com.s  Here is a tutorial to get you started:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9exFiS06Z_Y.
  30. 30. Images: Wylios  If you do not wish to use the tutorial, here is astep-by-step guide of how to use Wylio.s  STEP ONE:Login. All you need is a Google account. Pleaseknow that Wylio will use some of your personalinformation from Google. Also know that you willhave to agree to terms.
  31. 31. Images: Wylios  STEP TWO:Search for images. One of the neat things about Wyliois that once an image found and selected, one caneasily resize the image and decide how it will appear ina work. Even better is the fact that Wylio instantlyattaches “credit” to the creative.
  32. 32. Images: WylioWhy use Wylio?Avoiding plagiarism and following copyright areskills a 21st century user must have. Beingfamiliar with MorgueFile will push students to be21st century learners.Making a presentation? Creating a project? Wyliowill help bring student work to life. One specificproject Wylio could help with would be creatingnews articles or about the author pieces. SinceWylio instantly places images into text, it makesformatting these types of documents VERYeasy.
  33. 33. Images: Wylios  is a “super sonic, thrifty, all-in-one picture finder, re-sizer and attributionbuilder for bloggers.”s  Please know that Wylio is free to use but thereare some purchasable options.s  Check it out at http://www.wylio.com.s  Here is a tutorial to get you started:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9exFiS06Z_Y.
  34. 34. Images: ImageCodrs  is a service that automatically writesthe codes and shows a license summary each timeyou wish to use an image. In other words, it“codes” images for users.s  Please know that ImageCodr is free to use.s  Check it out at http://www.imagecodr.org.s  STEP ONE:Understand that ImageCodr saves you from doing allof this:
  35. 35. Images: ImageCodrs  STEP TWO:Simply enter in the URL of the picture page (asseen in your browser) you are interested in andImageCodr.org will generate the ready to useHTML code.
  36. 36. Images: ImageCodrs  STEP THREE:Look over the work that ImageCodr hasautomatically done for you. Make sure youunderstand the proper way to share the image!
  37. 37. Audio: AudioBoos  is a free service that makesit possible to record high quality audiomessages on your mobile phone and alsoprovides the ability to share those messageswith others.s  Check it out at http://audioboo.fm.s  Here is a tutorial to get you started:http://vimeo.com/10094628.
  38. 38. Audio: AudioBoos  If you do not wish to use the tutorial, here is astep-by-step guide of how to use AudioBoo.s  STEP ONE:Create an account and login. Complete the fields belowto make an account. Once you have an account, youcan opt to login using a Twitter account so that yourboos are automatically sent out to your personal and/or professional network in addition to the network youopt to create on AudioBoo.
  39. 39. Audio: AudioBoos  STEP TWO:Get to know your homepage then develop yournetwork and audience. The image below shows themost important part of your homepage; it showsyou what has been created by the people youfollow. It shows you what other people see aboutyou as well as what you have created. And, lastly, itgives you suggestions of people to follow.
  40. 40. Audio: AudioBoos  STEP THREE:Begin to create boos!
  41. 41. Audio: AudioBoos  STEP THREE:Begin to create boos!In order to create a boo, hit the buttonthat reads “record/upload boo.”After that, select the circled area in thesecond image that says,“Got your mic ready?” The last image,the recording screen, will appear.First, record. Speak clearly and loudly.Second, make sure you like what youhear by hitting “preview recording.” Ifyou don’t like it, hit the circled area:restart recording. If you do like it, hitthe green button in the bottom thatsays “Happy?” Remember, each boocan be no longer than THREE minutes.Keep an eye on the time whilerecording.
  42. 42. Audio: AudioBoos  STEP FOUR:Share your boos! Once you have it the “happy”button, an image like the one below will appear.You have many options to share your boo. You canembed it on a website, post it to a board, share iton iTunes as a podcast, or send it out in a text! Thesky is the limit! Go for it!
  43. 43. Audio: AudioBooWhy use AudioBoo?Using AudioBoo is one of many ways a teacher candiversify instruction. A teacher can use AudioBoo tomake learning happen anywhere, at anytime,whenever it is needed! One teacher recently usedAudioBoo to share home with families about studentexperience regarding a field trip. The studentsrecorded reactions and discoveries WHILE on thetrip! Very cool.Students can also use AudioBoo. Students couldcreate book chats on AudioBoo and upload them tothe school’s library website. Students could then seewhat books were “trending” at their school, use theboos to find their next read, and so much more!
  44. 44. Audio: SoundClouds  claims to be “the largest communityof artists, bands, and podcasters and creatorsof music and audio” on the internet.s  SoundCloud is a free service that is tied toFacebook.s  Check it out athttps://soundcloud.com/stream.
  45. 45. Audio: SoundClouds  STEP ONE:Find sounds and music that you enjoy and/or coulduse in projects! To do that, you need to use “Search &Explore.” At the top of every page youll find a universalsearch bar, which will make suggestions of artists,music, and audio based on what you enter intoit. Search results page can also be filtered, to quicklyfind sounds, sets, people, and groups.
  46. 46. Audio: SoundClouds  STEP TWO:Save and share sounds! If you’ve found a sound thatyou really love and want to save it for later, like thesound by clicking on the heart button below itswaveform. This will save the sound with your othersaved likes, which can be accessed at any time fromthe right hand side of your profile. You can also repostsounds – this will develop your network. To repost asound, click the repost button below its waveform.
  47. 47. Audio: SoundClouds  STEP THREE:Create your own sounds. First, make the sound thenclick the Add to Set button beneath the sound. Afterthat, select the Set you want to add the sound to. Tostart a new Set, enter its title at the bottom of thedrop-down menu. If you need to change the order ofSounds within your Set, go to its page, and click theEdit Sounds button, which will enable you to drag theSets contents around and rearrange them.
  48. 48. Audio: SoundCloudWhy use SoundCloud?I must admit, using SoundCloud is a bitoverwhelming. But, at the same time,SoundCloud is currently one of the mostrealistic and popular ways to generate sounds in“the real world” for creatives.SoundCloud would be a great service to use inMusic Appreciation or Music Technologyclasses. Students can work in small groups tosplice music together or to add in new layers topreviously created music.
  49. 49. Audio: Narrables  is a way to make photos come to lifethrough audio.s  Narrable is a free service with limitations. You canonly make FIVE narrables for free. With that beingsaid, every time you share a narrable on Facebook,you get an opportunity to make another narrablefor free.s  Check it out at https://narrable.com.s  Here is a tutorial to get you started:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDEBITZdrZw.
  50. 50. Audio: Narrables  If you do not wish to use the tutorial, here is astep-by-step guide of how to use Narrable.s  STEP ONE:Once you have made an account, hit create!Choose to upload photos to narrate or to findphotos on Facebook to narrate. Just know that ifyou choose to use photos through Facebook,Narrable will take a great deal of your personalinformation from Facebook.
  51. 51. Audio: Narrables  STEP TWO:Once you have selected one or several photos, youare ready to start creating audio. First, hit themegaphone (circled in yellow below).You can also play around with the look of the image(see yellow arrow).
  52. 52. Audio: Narrables  STEP THREE:You will need a phone to record audio. First, enterthe phone number that you wish for Narrable to use.In a few moments, a call will go through. Say whatyou want to photo to say. Hit end. Narrable instantlysaves the audio, uploads it, and attaches it to theproper image. Be sure to specify who is speaking foreach photo (see red circle) as you might use severalindividuals to tell one narrative with several images.Save often!
  53. 53. Audio: Narrables  STEP FOUR:Share your narrable. You can share in two ways.First, you can click the Facebook icon in the bottomright hand corner of the screen, attach a message,and post it to your wall. Or, if you prefer, you cansimply copy the URL of your narrable and paste itanywhere: an email, twitter, a website, etc.
  54. 54. Audio: NarrableWhy use Narrable?Not only can you use Narrable to preserve familyphotos and memories through “intergenerationalstorytelling,” Narrable can also be used by bothteachers and students in education.Coaches and teachers could make an interactivepresentation using photos and audio when biddingfor funds.Students could use Narrable to make an artportfolio come to life. They could add artiststatements, provide personal reflection, posequestions to their audience, the possibilities areendless!
  55. 55. Video: WeVideos  is a collaborative, online videocreator that uses the cloud that is leveled foreasy use by anyone, no matter what their skilllevel.s  Check it out at http://www.wevideo.com.s  Here is a tutorial to get you started:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USTdVJ6yh_o.
  56. 56. Video: WeVideos  If you do not wish to use the tutorial, here is a step-by-step guide of how to use WeVideo.s  STEP ONE:Create an account and verify your email. Once youhave done that, you are ready to get started! First,create a new project. To do so, click the circled button(and name your new project) then the button thatlooks like a person.
  57. 57. Video: WeVideos  STEP TWO:Once you have clicked the button that looks like aperson, you can invite people to work on the video withyou – anywhere, anytime. This is the feature thatREALLY makes WeVideo unique. You will see a screenlike the one below and will need to fill out thenecessary fields.
  58. 58. Video: WeVideos  STEP THREE:Choose what level of layout you would like to use (see pinkannotations). I recommend storyboard for beginners. Afterthat, upload media (pictures and video) to use in yourWeMovie. Add images by clicking on the button annotated ingreen. Add movies by clicking on the button annotated inblue. You can pull media from your computer or from other,social networking sites you use.
  59. 59. Video: WeVideos  STEP FOUR:Pick a theme (see orange) and music (see yellow) foryour video. A theme creates a “look” for your moviewhile the music enhances that look. Once you havedeveloped your look, start dragging and droppingpreviously uploaded media (photos and movies) to thestoryboard timeline. The image below shows that I amcurrently working with photos and pulling them downonto the storyboard timeline.
  60. 60. Video: WeVideos  STEP FIVE:Edit the video. Adjust the time that photos or moviesare shared in your video by simply trimming andclipping the storyboard. To trim and clip, hoverbetween two pieces of media then shorten or lengthenthe transition via clicking. Or, if you want to take out apart of a movie clip, hover over the clip itself thenhighlight the unwanted areas, click, and go!Remember, you can preview your work at anytime bywatching the movie in the top right hand corner.
  61. 61. Video: WeVideos  STEP SIX:Publish the video! Simply click “publish” in the top lefthand corner of the screen or hit the “next” button inthe bottom right hand corner. You can choose topublish to WeVideo or you can publish to other videosharing services such as YouTub, Dropbox, Vimeo.Publishing the video takes time so WeVideo will sendan email when the video is reading for viewing.
  62. 62. Video: WeVideoWhy use WeVideo?WeVideo is an excellent collaborative tool forstudents to use. Instead of writing a lengthyresearch paper, students could research individualaspects of an arguable topic then present theirfindings through text, image, video, and audio in oneWeVideo.
  63. 63. Video: Loopsters  is a free, easy-to-use movieediting software that has three steps:s  Check it out at http://www.loopster.com.s  Here is a tutorial to get you started:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibvaYNosyvA.
  64. 64. Video: Loopsters  If you do not wish to use the tutorial, here is astep-by-step guide of how to use WeVideo.s  STEP ONE:Upload your video and images. Then, click on thebutton. Once this has happened, you will have fouroptions as shown below. Click video first.
  65. 65. Video: Loopsters  STEP TWO:Drag and drop your videos and images to the timelineat the bottom of the screen. Or, you can also click the+ symbol in the top right corner of each video orimage; this will automatically move the media to thetimeline. Once media is on the timeline, you can edit it.Use the other three buttons at the top of the screen toexperiment with your work! They too use a drag anddrop feature. See the transitions example below.
  66. 66. Video: Loopsters  STEP THREE:Publish! All you have to do is click a button and selectwhich social media site you wish to display the videoon. You will also need to select if the video is onlyviewable by you, your friends and family, or a specific,custom audience.
  67. 67. Video: LoopsterWhy use Loopster?Loopster is a super fast, super easy videoediting tool that does not have many options.Because of this, Loopster would be a good tooldto use if you were running short on time, if youteach an easily distracted class, or if you areeasily distracted or get caught up in the “look”of a project.Loopster could be used to create examples ofpropaganda for a History class, to produce aweather broadcast for Science class, and the listgoes on…
  68. 68. Digital CitizenshipWhen using the resources found in this productionguide, it is ESSENTIAL that one acts as a successfuldigital citizen. Those who abuse digital citizenship arepunished in various ways and often lose privileges andopportunities. Always remember to:1. Protect your present and future self.2. Avoid plagiarism and respect copyright.3. Interact with others in a professional manner.4. Store information in a safe, organized manner.5. Share and collaborate!

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