We may know the latest gossip about One Direction or how Beyonce’s sister Solange attacked Jay-Z in an elevator, but is our interest in celebrities a bad thing? Within the past few weeks, students analyzed how our fascination with celebrities impacts society in our #DoNowCelebrity post. We asked students, Given the context of income inequality and changing demographics across the country, is the American obsession with celebrities good or bad for our culture? Why?
Zeega is a unique online platform for creating fun visual mashups out of things you find on the internet. Zeega places a great deal of emphasis on visual pizzazz, music, discovery, and fun and it’s authoring environment is very easy to use. Zeega is a great tool for exploration.
Infographics can be useful tools whenever you are trying to convey information with a strong visual approach. Infographics are especially good at making numerical data easy to see and understand. By creating an infographic, your information can take on a life, tell a story, and make a more persuasive argument, which is why you encounter infographics in all kinds of situations from advertising and marketing to educational presentations and publications. It used to take a lot of work and graphic design know-how to make effective infographics, but now there are a number of easy to use, mostly free or low cost online tools that you can use to jump into making your own infographics right away. This video focuses on easel.ly, a free website that offers users the tools to make their own infographics.
Animated gifs (also pronounced jiffs) are a type of file that have been around for a long time but have seen a recent resurgence in popularity. You can treat GIFs like still images in the way that you upload and share them, but they are animated, so they can behave like tiny little looping videos or slideshows.
This is a two-part video educasts series that overviews how to create a Meme with an introduction to the phenomenon of internet Memes and a step by step guide to using a simple tool for making and sharing your own. A meme can be any kind of idea, action or creative output that is picked up, copied and repeated within a culture. ‘Internet Memes’ has become a popular way to describe various internet trends that you might associate with viral videos, images or phrases that originate and spread quickly online. But most often, if someone refers to a ‘meme’, they mean a specific type of meme characterized by a familiar still image captioned with text based on a particular style of joke associated with that image. These sorts of images with text were originally called image macros, but are now popularly known as memes.
The following videos are a 9 part series on how to use iMovie for iPad. iMovie is a proprietary video editing software application which that is compatible with Mac computers, tablets, and mobile devices. The videos in this series explain how to use iMovie for iOS devices which include iPod Touches, recent versions of iPhone, and iPads.
America’s education reform movement gets out of school this summer with a four-month campaign to help redefine learning in the digital age through dozens of activities for youth, parents, and educators, dubbed the “Summer of Making and Connecting.”
The following videos are a 9 part series on how to use Windows Live Movie Maker. Live Movie Maker is a proprietary video editing software application which allows Windows operating system users to edit their own videos. This version of Movie Maker is compatible with Windows 7 or more recent operating systems. It is not compatible with earlier versions of Windows OS like Windows XP.
Creating and reading a timeline is a skill introduced in elementary grades. For a second grader her first timeline might be autobiographical, which is a good way for students to begin understanding what a timeline is – a linear graphic representation of major events in chronological order. Students are exposed to more timelines as they […]