Friday, September 10, 2010

Crazy Talk meets Avatar creator.

Today I taught an introduction lesson to the Paleolithic Age of early humans. I created a caveman type avatar at http://www.myavatareditor.com/ and imported the image into the program Crazytalk http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/ . I then narrated/animated the avatar with a narration from some of the content I wanted to introduce to my students. To finish it off I pulled the movie into Pinnacle and added some picture in picture as well as titles. Here is the final product...
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Ice breaker...

As most of us are getting going with the new school year, we are always looking for neat ways to break the ice. I have tried many different activities and some are better than others. I came across a neat website for the students to enter their birth dates and it gives them a brief report about what happened the day/year they were born. In class I have them look up their birth dates then share their reports. It helps them find something out about themselves as well as each other.http://www.dmarie.com/timecap/