Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thing 5

There was a lot to explore for this topic. I tried a few different things before I decided on one to use for my project. I think the tool you choose really depends on your purpose. I tried to think of things I could use for my classroom vs. things I would use in my personal life. We have used Glogster in the past and I plan to use that again this year with my students. I started a Glog, but found it to be more complicated than it needed to be. In the past our library media specialist has worked on the Glogs so I am going to defer to her as the expert and ask her to help us out again. I think I will learn more from seeing her use it with the kids. I finally decided to try Animoto for my project. I took all the photos I've taken of my students this year and put them into a presentation. I added music and headings for each event. I have taken pictures throughout the year, but shared very few of them with the kids and parents. I thought this would be a great way to share those photos. I plan to make another Animoto as I take more pictures in the new year. I won't wait for June, but rather put one together in a couple months or after an event where I took a lot of pictures. I could also choose certain pictures to highlight the whole year and put something together for the end of the year. I didn't put a link to the presentation because they are photos of my students and I want to respect their privacy. I will be sharing it with my parents on our webpage, which is a closed site accessible only to families in my class. I found this topic to be a little frustrating at first, but I really like my final project and I'm sure I will use Animoto again. I look forward to exploring some of the other tools as well.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you persisted with the lesson. I love the idea of posting an animoto of class photos every month or so. What a great way to get parents (and grandparents?) to visit your website and engage with them.