This Post is for the Weekend Workshop happening at ASIJ on April 26, 2008
We will be exposed to several different websites, each with a unique purpose, all are platform independent, working on both Macs and Windows computers. We’ll look at a school which has Electronic Portfolio system in place. Preview some different services and also look at some neat new organizational tools
Once the preview is completed, each will pick a favorite, explore and try it out. We end the session discussing discoveries or disappointments.
Sharing & Beyond
Twitter is a mirco blogging platform. It’s one of the main tools used in researching this workshop. It’s a great tool for continueing our learning on this topic. Create an account and following many of the educators listed on my twitter account. My link is this http://www.twitter.com/brianlockwood
…and twhirl is a free application for keeping your tweets up to date.
Video, Collaboration & Graphics
Animoto is a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music.
Here’s an example of a thread used in a Kindergarten Classroom
and here’s a demo example of how to use it. School’s have free and protected access to all of VoiceThread’s feature sets.
Neat tools but…. why would I use them?
GetDropBox is not in beta, we’re limited to watching this informational video.