Sunday, May 9, 2010

Websites I found interesting (weekly)

  • tags: ricksteves, travels, smithsonian

  • tags: youtube, change

  • a free service for
    creating animated videos. Without
    downloading any software or
    having any special skills, Memoov
    allows users to create animated
    videos up to five minutes in length.
    Creating an animated video with
    Memoov can be as simple as
    selecting a setting image(s),
    selecting a character or characters,
    and adding dialogue.
    Memoov offers users a wide variety
    options that make it stand out
    amongst similar services. Memoov
    allows users to customize the
    appearance of the characters in their
    animated videos. On the dialogue
    front, Memoov gives users the
    option to record their own voices for
    use in their videos. Users can also
    upload pre-recorded dialogue in
    MP3 format. Memoov users have
    the option to add background music
    to their animated videos.

    tags: animation, digitalstorytelling, video, movie, fun, storytelling

  • a neat site for
    introducing elementary school
    students to making simple animated
    video stories. On the Zimmer Twins
    site students can create a story from
    scratch or complete one of the "cliff
    hanger" story starters.
    Students do not need to have any
    drawing skills in order to create a
    story as all elements are added to
    the video through a simple drag
    and drop interface. Students select
    settings, characters, character
    actions, emotions, and text styles
    then drag those elements into the
    storyboard. Students then arrange
    those elements and type words into
    the conversation bubbles where

    tags: digitalstorytelling, animation, web2.0, fun, video

  • favorite web-based tool to recommend to teachers for podcasting. After using it briefly last night, I completely understand why. iPadio accounts are free, and you can use ANY phone to call into the service and record a message which is immediately converted into a web-based podcast. This recording TRULY is a "podcast," because it's placed inside a web feed / RSS feed that makes it "subscribable." The feature I like the best is it is also easily linkable AND embeddable.

    tags: podcast, audio, tools

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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