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6 Steps for Creating Awesome Vines: A 7 Habits Project
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Vine videos have taken the Internet by storm. A vine video is only six seconds and can be really fun to create and watch. Here are six tips for making your six second vine a little more awesome! This podcast also contains instructions for a 7 Habits project or contest.  


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Making the Most out of Learning with Web 2.0 Technologies - Part 1 (Prezi)
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Since technology is an excellent tool that can be used to enhance the learning process for all students, I have developed a series of podcasts that will introduce you to four Web 2.0 tools.  When these tools are integrated into the learning environment, the possibilities for collaboration and creativity are endless.  This first podcast will introduce you to Prezi, a new and innovating application editor that allows you to create presentations similar to PowerPoint.


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Animoto
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Animoto takes either your personal images or images from Picasso, Facebook, SmugMug, Photobucket or Flickr and puts them into a slideshow package with sound and professional transitions.  It will also let you upload videos or import them from other sites.   This makes a nice presentation for school projects.


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AVL--Literature Resources from Gale
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In the second of the series, this podcast provides a tutorial on how to use the basic search function in the Literature Resources from Gale database of the Alabama Virtual Library. Items discussed include an overview of the basic search screen, narrowing search results, and using information to create products in the elementary classroom. An example of a project-based assessment is included within the podcast.


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Vodcasting with Camtasia
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This podcast shows the viewer how to create a video podcast using screen capture software.


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How to Make Something Simple...Hard
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After studying the six simple machines, students work in collaborative groups to research and then create Rube Goldberg machines. These machines must complete a simple task by utilizing each and all of the six simple machines working together to complete this task. Students may use any materials they can find to create the machine.  Students will take digital pictures and/or video of their projects as they demonstrate them.


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Glogster
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Glogster EDU connects teachers to their students with Web 2.0 multi-sensory learning experiences that can be easily integrated into traditionally text-oriented subjects. Glogster is a tool that allows users to create posters to express information. They are multi-media posters that can include text, images, and video. Students will also love to create their own glogs! Instead of printing our pictures and messing with scissors and glue, images and video can be added right to their glogs. They can express an event in history, a science concept, characters in a story, or math concepts.Educators who use Glogster EDU have access to a wide range of creative resources, differentiated instructional activities, assessment opportunities, and so much more. To sign up, visit http://edu.glogster.com. You may also visit our class glog at http://kerrymoore.edu.glogster.com.

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