top10science09.ppt - Integrating Digital Media in the Classroom by pengxuebo


									Let Your Students’ Voices be
Heard: 10 Free Resources to
Reach 21st Century Students

                          Corina Long
              Technology Integrationist
                  Hardin-Jefferson ISD
             Discovery STAR Educator
A "normal” brain takes eighteen seconds to decide
whether to keep or drop input … approximately enough
time to hear one sentence from beginning to end.

                  (Wolfe 1999 quoted in Barron 2004)
     Top Five Gifts for Teenagers
Portable Game Devices
Cell Phones
Video Game Consoles
MP3 Player/iPods

 Source: Starkman, Neal (2007).Leave Me Alone.... T.H.E. Journal. 33-38.
    Why Digital Media in
-   Students can better demonstrate their grasp of a
    concept or process.

-   Creative outlet
    -   Students want use a variety of media: photos, images,
        music, and video

-   ELL Instruction
    -   Use media to help reach ESL students – matching
        vocabulary and imagery

-   It’s engaging – a format that this YouTube generation
    is accustomed to
Turn your images into a music video!
      Animoto Examples
For movies that are over 30 seconds, you
need to apply for a free educator account

 Watershed Example

 Bridge Building Example
Step-by-Step Animoto User’s Guide
Animoto is much quicker to create and more
engaging than a traditional PowerPoint type
presentations making them ideal for the
classroom setting.
•Use teacher created Animotos to introduce complex concepts.

• Allow your students to display their understanding of a concept using

•Because Animoto is completely web-based, students can create videos
from school and continue working on them at home.

•The ability to download videos is outstanding!
#2 PhotoPeach
Quickly and easily create an audio slideshow
with captions.
PhotoPeach Example Using
Discovery Streaming Images
•Online album
•Holds any type of media
(images, documents, and
•Allows people to make
comments in 5 different
ways - voice (with a mic or
phone), text, audio file, or
video (with a webcam)
•Share with anyone you wish
Voicethread Examples
•Voicethread Guide

Step-by-Step Guide
             Blabberize Examples

Make your Pictures Talk and tell a digital story.

Blabberize motivates students and enables them to take
more pride in their work.
Step-by-Step Guide

Sign up for a free account at
                 #5 – Jing
Download Jing at to
capture screenshots or screencasts of your computer
desktop. Upload to to
share with students or parents.
 Student Mathcast Example
#6 - Voki
Using Voki, students can…

•Create avatars and record 1 minute of

•Exchange avatars with e-pals.

•ESL (English as a Second Language)
students can may use the computerized
voice first then record their own voice
when they feel more comfortable.

Kerpoof is a free tool that allows students to create original work.
Use Kerpoof from any browser, on any computer with Internet
       No software to install
       No licenses to buy (free to educators)

Projects can be saved and/or printed out.
Projects can be private or public for all to see
          #10 #8 Comics
#9 – Mixbook
   Mixbook Examples
Mixbook Guide

Get started with Mixbook for
        Educators at

      Create, edit and upload quickly
      Import your existing documents, spreadsheets and
      presentations, or create new ones from scratch.
      Access and edit from anywhere.

      Share changes in real-time.

      It's free.
       Four P’s: Basic Steps in
        Multimedia Projects
Plan - Storyboards and/or scripts help
students stay focused.
Produce - Create your project.
Publish - Provide an audience for your
students by posting their work on your
class webpage (get a free website at, a class blog, a
wiki, School Tube, etc.
Promote - Get the word out by joining a
PLN (Twitter, Facebook, or Ning) to
promote your class projects.
Free Web 2.0 tools like Voicethread, Animoto, Voki,
SchoolTube and more engage Digital Natives…

                                …in their language


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