The students created digital stories based on the theme "Together We Can" using iMovie. See examples below:
The students will be creating a video on Animoto.com on a school related topic of their choice. Some of the choices so far have been Earth Day, Breast Cancer Awareness, Space, Holocaust and Discrimination. These videos will be shared when completed.
The students started learning about Google Sketchup today by watching this introductory video:
And then watched all 4 parts of New to Google Sketchup:
So far they have found Sketchup to be fun and interesting but some get frustrated so they need a lot more practice.
To practice your typing skills please go to the following sites:
Typing Chef game
PacMan and Bubble Typing games
Keyboard climber game
Super Hyper spider typer game
Dance mat typing
Lots of fun game in this ecourse
Typing tutor (you have to register)
Yesterday the students started their first project. They are creating online posters using glogster.com. They will be adding pictures of their favorite things on their posters and I will be posting them here when they are finished!
Students will be creating avatars of themselves to use as a profile pic for their Edmodo pages and to be used on their Glogster Posters about themselves.
Here are some of the sites used to create the avatars:
http://www.myavatareditor.com/ - This link will allow you to create an avatar that looks like a Mii on a Wii.
http://www.mrpicassohead.com/create.html - This link will allow you to create an avatar similar to a Picasso drawing.
http://www.moeruavatar.com/index_en.shtml - This link will allow you to create an anime avatar.
http://illustmaker.abi-station.com/index_en.shtml - If you want an avatar that looks like you, this is the link you want to use.
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2006/10/mii.swf - This is another Mii avatar link.
http://www.buildyourwildself.com/ - This link will allow you to create an avatar with a human face and different animal body parts. Go Wild!
http://www.cpbintegrated.com/theherofactory/ - You can create an action hero avatar with this link.
http://www.reasonablyclever.com/mini/ - This link will allow you to create a lego robot avatar.
http://bitstrips.com/create/character/ - This is another link that will allow you to create an avatar that looks close to your actual appearance.
http://unique.rasterboy.com/ - This is a great link to get a full body avatar.
http://www.minimise-me.com/ - This link will allow you to create a smiley face with special features a
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