Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Slideshows created in YouTube

Somehow I totally missed this feature in YouTube or didn't know enough what I was doing to share it. You can create photo slideshows on YouTube. This is similar to the Microsoft Photostory software that was all the rage several years ago in the Digital Storytelling world. Basically, you log in to your Google account, go to YouTube, click the upload button, add your photos, texts, transitions, and music, and click the create video button. Looks like you would have to create separate speech files and use those for the audio if you wanted to hear student voice, but I am not sure. Something to play with and figure out.

Kelly Fitzgerald has a great tutorial on how to create slideshows in YouTube, so I bow to her expertise. Make sure to watch her video and visit her blog on creating and editing video. You will be glad you did.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Google Slides for Student Created Storybooks

I have really been enjoying the blog from Eric Curts, Control Alt Achieve, lately. I first attended one of his webinars and immediately signed up for his newsletter (which you can do on his website).

One of his latest posts talks about using Google Slides for student created storybooks. So many great resources available on that post.  http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/03/google-slides-storybooks.html

There are example resources, how to use Slides resources, examples he wrote, and his 1 hr. Webinar training.

I truly believe this will be worth your while to watch if you are looking to increase the level of SAMR  and higher order thinking in your classroom.