Tuesday, August 16, 2011

You Tube ... Movies and TV Shows

Go to this playlist on YouTube and listen to themes from various movies and shows. Can you name the movie or tv show? Great fun and using Any Video Converter you can have these for your pleasure and use (if you don't have a network link) as a wmv, mp3, or whatever type of file you want.

Television Tunes ... the Originals!

Revisited because we can ... Now you can enjoy the television tunes you know so well ... from today and from when your grandparents were wee little tykes. FREE for you to download too. Check out the latest additions or browse through the alphabetical listings ... There are over 20,000 television tunes to choose from! Wonderful quality too. Enjoy ... use as a party game with friends too.

TV Time-Warp ... Midi Files 4 U

You can download TV midi files and more ... FREE! They sound good.

Monday, August 15, 2011

DPA ... Just Dance Wii GamePlay

On those cold or rainy days that you can't go outside, just dance!You've got to love these ... easy for teachers to use in the classroom and the kids all know the songs. All that's left is for both teachers and students to learn the moves. If I could learn these, so can you. Can you say FUN? Remember you and your students should do DPA, not DPN (Doin' Practically Nothin').

DPA ... Just Dance 2

This is another link provided by Anna ... she's a phys. ed. teacher who wants the classroom teacher to get those kids moving. What can be easier? Easy moves, cool songs, good demo videos - it's all there folks. Now, do your Daily Physical Activities in the comfort of your own classroom. Click the picture to go there!

DPA ... Just Dance 1

Here is another link to many more dance videos you can use for DPA ... again, easy for teachers and kids alike. Best of all, they're fun. Remember, whether you're young or old(er) and active mind is always a good sign of a growing person. Enjoy and have fun.

Thanks Anna for the link to these videos.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tutorial: Create a Stop-Motion Animation Movie using Digital Camera & MovieMaker

This guy, Amit, provides an easy-to-follow step-by-step way to make a simple stop-motion animation ... and the good part is that he uses a plain digital camera (Canadian Tire special) and MovieMaker. This is fun for all grades ... the young ones love seeing their stuffed toys move (they even get excited when paper clips movie on film). The older ones get their creative juices flowing and go well beyond your expectations. This is not hard to do nor is it taxing - best of all, it's educationally FUN ... check out this site.
Also, while you're on his site, you may want to check out Amit's neat and rather interesting "How-to Guides" (http://www.labnol.org/tag/guide/)

Atomic Learning: Training and Projects Tutorials

Need a helping hand to use a particular program? Check this site out for more online video tutorials ... learn how to use Moodle, PowerPoint, Photoshop Elements, PhotoStory, Acrobat, Blackboard, Delicious, SmartBoard, etc. These are FREE for you to access and utilize. If you sign in you get access to even more videos.

Windows Movie Maker 2 Training

Here is a sample of what this site (Atomic Learning) provides ... In this case, FREE online video tutorial training on how to use Windows Movie Maker ... great for the first time user, but also a wonderful refresher for old hacks. I found the tutorials to move at a good pace and easy to follow. Windows Movie Maker lets you create, edit, and share your movies right on your PC. It's easy to use, yet it allows you to create original movies or mash-up existing videos into new cool movies. Great for students and teachers alike - try it and you'll see that you'll enjoy making movies for you to share with your friends!

Stop Motion Animation with Video StoryBoard Pro

Atomic Learning's FREE "Video StoryBoard Pro" is designed to give teachers, students, and home movie makers a tool to plan ahead when creating video projects. It features the ability to:

Enter shot titles and descriptions, complete with planned lengths and edited order.
Indicate shot types: video, still, audio, music, or titles.
Enter film tips for your camera person when videotaping the shot and editing tips to be used when editing in iMovie, Movie Maker 2, Final Cut Pro, Premeire, or any other editor of your choice.
Import existing video clips, still pictures, and sounds to better illustrate each shot.
Create, save, and import templates for video projects.
Print copies of your storyboard for use while filming or editing.
Print blank storyboard worksheets for brainstorming new ideas.
NEW: Shot tips that link to online Atomic Learning Library sample video clips.

Stop Motion Animator Program

Do you want to start doing some stop motion animation? This is a pretty good site to get you started. It's not technically challenging and it's relatively easy to start using - start small using paper clips or lego and once you get the hang of it, go big. Intermediate students love this stuff ... Add a little MovieMaker or Photostory and the possibilities are boundless. Enjoy and have fun!

Creating Flash Videos ... Free, Easy, and Fun


This is a wonderful site to download a flash program whereby you can create flash animation - FREE download, EASY to use, FUN to watch your creation.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Edgeducation ... A Classroom Wiki

I came across this wiki from a colleague and friend - who knew? She was and remains today a fantastic teacher. Here's something that she does that makes her special.

Eva's classroom wiki ... well organized and worthwhile for kids and parents. Good example of professional growth and a wonderful way to model and live 21st edgeducation. Well done, EDG! Also a good idea as part of a professional portfolio.