Try Voki for a book review. The have to be rally concise because it will only record for 60 or 90 seconds. We did book reports with it and it was amazing how they had to revise it to fit in the time frame.
Lorraine, I am leaving Peru in December but I will give your information to the kindergarten teachers and ask them to get in touch. We close school in December and reopen in March so it would not be till April probably if they want to do it. How can they get in touch with you?
Thanks for the nice comment. I use a combination of programs to make my book reviews. Probably the key program is Crazy Talk. It is a nice animation software. I also use photoshop for some of the work and I edit in Vegas Video. Crazy Talk can give you some of the animation but you really need a good editing suite to add other movement and such. Hope this helps!
Hello Lorraine and thank your of shaing this. I cannot believe it has been that many months ago that he started out.The start of the race was quite memorable for me with our live blogging. I enjoy his updates on twitter and saw that he had lost some online contact. Fortunately it was in the last few days of his journey. What an amazing feat! Our students will certainly join in. Delete Comment
Hi Lorraine. I was wondering if your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some educator contacts you could direct me to. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
Lorraine - i'd love to get your feedback. I should have noted that this toolbar is really organized for teachers in the USA only. But our free student curriculum (same url www.cybersmart.org) is used worldwide.
Hi, Lorraine, here's the key to embedding Animoto videos in Ning. Are you ready for this? You have to select the MYSPACE button and use the embed code generated for MYSPACE. Go figure! There is not an embed button for Ning. Learned by trial and error. Thanks for helping me!
With your interest in in your students connecting online I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom. It is user friendly but advanced virtual classroom with a bunch of features that my capture your students interest.
If you use power points in your class I also recommend you take a look at athorstream's web based power point presentation sytem.
Thanks for your e-mail. I've sent on your ideas to our French teachers. I've also passed on the information to my brother (former The Race 2000- Team Adventure racer), I'm sure he will love seeing how students are engaging.
Thank you for your last message. I accept your suggestions. Even if you can't register your students, we can find others ways to share the race :) ! I have created a new group on my ning for this project. It would be interesting that you check it out here... I'll send you an invitation later and i'll put many ressources around Vendée Globe in french AND in english (check out the nice site of the sailor Jean Le Cam). We have in France educational materials around the race for the last edition (2004/2005)
See U soon,
After our nice chat, i plan to join you for Vendée Globe Project... i suggest that i help you to find french resources about this race if you don't speak french. I think it's a wonderful project for my 6th Grade. I guess that french sailors plan to join students during the race, like Rich Wilson: i'll check.
1. We create a special group in my ning we can manage together
2. We register our students inside this group when we are sure that we can work together...
great to hear from you I am back at school but was diagnosed yeaterday with a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) 8 weeks to the day after surgery. i am still struggling to get back into the swing of things. I 'll be in touch thanks for the kind thoughts.