Monday, January 9, 2012

Experimenting with Animoto

Here is another blog post that is out of sequence. Last June, as you'll recall, we had many snow days to make up, and the teachers were in session for three days after the students were finished for the school year 2010~2011. In those remaining three days, the teachers were engaged in a number of professional development activities. The middle school teachers from both Bethany and Orange gathered at Orange Middle School for a day of sharing. While every teacher in the district has wonderful projects to share, time allowed for a select few to present, and there is a quick slide of each of the presenters in this video clip.
I have been wanting to try Animoto - a web 2.0 tool that allows you to upload a number of pictures, select music, and add text, and then the tool puts it all together for you. The free version is limited to a 30-second video, but there are pay options that allow you more features. The next step up from free is available for $5.00 per month or $30.00 per year. That's not too steep a price if you want to produce a number of these videos. You can save them to your computer, email them, share them on Facebook, etc. I requested the embed code and am pasting it into this blog post, so I can share this with you. I hope you enjoy it.

Try our video maker at Animoto.

Thanks for watching.

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