Web 2.0 Video

You Tube Videos
Teacher Tube Videos
Google Video

Multimedia Creation and/or Research Tools

Creative Commons
Search for images that are copyright free.

Flickr is an image and video hosting website web services suite, and online community platform. In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers as a photo repository.

Google (search for anything)

Google Images (search for images)

Google Montage
Create a montage of images!

Create a speaking avatar. Customize skin color, clothing, voice, etc.

Vocaroo is a very simple audio creation tool.

Wordle enables you to create artwork from words, its wondrous properties also allow you to identify key words within a written passage and analyze content. There are unexpected ways to make use of word clouds, classroom teachers already have stepped out in front by identifying all kinds of applications for the classroom that encompass everything from assessment to test review to storytelling.

Scrapblog allows you to create a scrapbook using your own photos, audio, videos, and text. Scrapblog is very user friendly and would be great in the classroom because it will be simple for the kids to use and it is free!

Chatzy is a free private chat service which you can use to communicate with people you already know or people who visits your blog or website. With Chatzy you can create a chatroom and send out email invitations very quickly and easily. No registration is required.

Google Maps allow students to create and personalize maps. Basic functions include adding multiple placemarks, and descriptive text to a map. Images/photographs can be added to any map, but the photos must be online (Flickr). Students may place hyperlinks in the descriptive text boxes to link the map to additional information/web sites if so desired.

Google Earth is a great tool to take a virtual trip across the globe. Students can explore sights, locate hotels, gas stations, stores, etc., and get current weather conditions. Trips can be recorded including voice narrations. This is a great tool for the world language classroom. Culture is at your fingertips, while giving students an opportunity to show off their target language skills.

VoiceThread is an online media album where users can upload media, in the form of images, documents, and videos. These different types of media can be uploaded into different slides, where users can make comments in different ways. This is the low-tech approach for podcasts or videos. There are LITERALLY unlimited applications for this tool as a learning tool, teaching tool and collaborative tool.

Animoto is a web application that produces videos from user-selected photos and music. It analyzes the provided photos and music, automatically generating a trailer-like video. Animoto’s engine analyzes users' photos and music and takes into consideration music's genre, rhythm, and tempo to generate a video.

Glogster an exciting poster-creation tool that provides a platform for students to combine text, images, video, and audio to create an interactive, Web-based poster masterpiece. It introduces students to 3-D communication skills, requiring them to merge the left and right sides of the brain as they seek to communicate and evaluate both information and meaning. The visual, audio, and textual capacity of Glogster not only will appeal to digital learners, it has the potential to support the visual literacy skills that are becoming essential skill sets for 21st century learners.

TEXT2MINDMAP automatically converts a student's structured list of ideas, items or sentences into a mind map on the web. The student can then freeze the map and move the pieces around on the screen. The final product is printable, or it can be saved and shared with others.

Slideshare allows students to upload a PowerPoint presentation, with an audio file included if the student has included an MP3/podcast. Students can upload and share their presentations with small groups or with the class.

Free Software for Audio and Video Production

Windows Movie Maker
Garage Band

Resources For Obtaining Audio and Video using Hardware

(Cell phones, Digital Cameras could also be used so long as one can obtain the video/audio off of it.)

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