Transforming your Content into an Experience. Is it just a matter of ‘tweaking’ our existing PowerPoint decks to be delivered via a web browser? No. Throwing your existing slide decks (with minimal tweaks) up on the intranet and calling them e-learning is guaranteed to bore your learners stupid, send them to sleep, complain bitterly about this rubbish, and have your boss calling you into his office ‘for a quiet word’ and asking you to shut the door behind you! Lots of bullet points and text heavy slides are boring, unengaging and makes learners feel like they have fallen into a horrible time loop of ‘Click Next to continue’. Some people add a 10 question multiple choice quiz to the end of such a deck and call it e-learning. Personally, I call it ‘Hell’. For e-learning to work, learners need to be engaged. If PowerPoint is all you initially have access to, don’t think of creating a traditional presentation. PowerPoint doesn’t need to look like PowerPoint! e.g All of these examples are engaging because: (Blood Sweat Tears.
10 Ideas for Classroom Video Projects “… ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It’s a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending video communication today.” (Stephen Downes) If you follow my Twitter-stream, you know that I spend a lot of time viewing, collecting & sharing videos. 1) Conversation with Future Me/You: “A Conversation with My 12 Year Old Self: 20th Anniversary Edition” is a recently popular video by Jeremiah McDonald. While presenting with my brother George (he’s likely blogged about this somewhere) in Australia this past Summer, I remember him discussing how this activity would be an excellent beginning/end of year exercise that students of all ages could enjoy and learn from. Another angle for this activity could be to create a video or a dialogue with a literary, historical or popular media character. 2) Genre Shifting Movie Trailers:
Primary Deputy Learnthat.com: Free Tutorials, Training and Courses in Software, Computers, Finance, Business, Certifications Laura Candler's Teaching Resources - Free Printables and Lesson Ideas for Teachers! A variety of items/resources concerning digital storytelling [for #etMOOC] As my contribution to #etMOOC, I wanted to pull together some resources re: digital storytelling: Digital Storytelling – from app-list.posterous.com and HCS Mobile, which showcases students learning with mobile devices in Horry County Schools Excerpt: Digital Storytelling combines images, narration, and other audio to tell a story. Every content area has a story and each student is capable of telling it. Storytelling in eLearning: The why and how — from eLearn Magazine by Shelley A. Rhianna Pratchett at TEDx Transmedia 2012 – ‘The Future of the Videogames Writer’ How to make RSA Animate style videos with your class… — from blogush.edublogs.org 30 compelling examples of visual storytelling on the web – from dtelepathy.com by Jessica Moon Storytelling is a powerful approach that can, when done right, compel users to convert more effectively than what any amount of optimization, crazy visual callouts, or awesome interactive elements can do otherwise. Storybird
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Tim Rylands' Blog - to baldly go....... Using ICT to inspire 26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics One of the most popular posts that I've published on Free Technology for Teachers is a list of ten free tools for creating comics online. I wrote that post three years ago. Since then some of the tools have gone offline or started charging users. Comic Master is a free tool designed for students to use to create comics in the "graphic novel style" that is popular with a lot of kids in the ten to fourteen years old age range. Make Beliefs is a free comic strip creation tool that provides students with a variety of templates, characters, and prompts for building their own comic strips. Chogger is a free comic strip creation tool that offers a good selection of editing tools. Marvel Kids invites kids to create their own super hero comic strips and comic books. Witty Comics provides a simple platform that students can use to create two character dialogues. If you're looking for some ideas for using comics in the classroom, the following Slideshare presentation from S.
theheadsoffice.co The Best 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom Today, we are sharing with you some great web tools that you can use to create your own posters and customize them the way you want. Check out the list below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Poster My Wall This is one of the most popular web tools out there. 2- Befunky This is basically a photo editor that allows users to create posters. 3- Picassa This is a powerful free image hosting and editing tool. 4- Art Skills You can use the poster making wizard of Arts Skills to create engaging posters. 5- Muzy Thoughts This is a really cool web tool to use to create posters for your classroom. 6- Posterini This is an online web tool that lets you create posters with WYSIWYC interface. 7- Smore This is an ideal web tool for those interested in creating flyers. 8- Zeen Zeen is another great tool you should consider when thinking about creating engaging posters to use with your students.
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