For this project, I have collaborated with my friend Marta, who also has a blog on education like mine ( click here to go to her site). It is a little explanation of how two different topics are related, and then children are supported to learn on their own looking for living and non living things next to their neighbourhoods . I hope you like it, click on the image to go.
Another good idea (in my opinion) is to make one avatar for each landscape. This will be made with the online tool doppleme.com. You don't even need to get an account to create your avatars, just in order to get more features and elements.
When you enter the page, it has an avatar waiting for you and gives you the options of choosing gender, skin colour...everything you want. Then the next step is characterising them according to the landscapes.
When you are done, upload your avatars to this padlet wall to share them. It is very easy to use, you just have to drag and drop your avatars or to upload them from your computer =)
Hello everyone! I want to give you an interesting activity which you are going to love. In groups of five people you will have to create your own imaginary landscape. The program we are going to use is goanimate.com. First of all you, when you get an account, choose the Lil Petz World. Then the only thing you have to do is to select the background you want to work on (for example I chose a desert), later, you click on the "props" button, which is right beside the "background button" and add ONE element to your background.If you do not find the item you want, you have the option to look for it on the magnifying glass inside the prop tab. Then, add another scene (with the same background) and add another element. Then keep adding one element per scene and create as many as you want. This way you will have a beautifll video. If you want, you can also add voice. When you are done, post a comment here with the link of your video and explain your imaginary landscape.
I keep going on little by little, time goes by and deadlines are close, but results are being great.
Here it is an audio challenge for the children, it has riddles and then they are asked to draw the landscapes they have guessed. Five of my peers have collaborated with me in this audio challenge, and thanks to them the final outcome is very nice!
The tool I have used to gather all the recordings is soundcloud.com, it is really easy to use as you just have to drag and drop the audio files you choose and it automatically creates a laylist for you. Furthermore, you can choose if you want it to be public or pirvate, and you can also include free tracks the program includes. Very recommended!
Now click on the image if you want to listen to it.
Do you remember that my peers and I wrote and share our dreams? Now we are collaborating with some other students who also shared their dreams with the world, and we have made multimedia content to illustrate their dreams and make them "come true". The project #twima2 is on fire!
Here you have a comic I made with storyboard.com to illustrate the dream I chose of a kid called A.J. That is a program you already know and which I also used recently to create the planning of my video.
Good afternoon everybody! I have made an animated video to include in my ebook. It is about coastal landscapes and summarizes their main elements in a very brief way. This video is based on a storyboard i published here a couple of days ago, I hope you remember..Actually I thought about recording a video myself...but I am not very good at acting and absolutely not an artistic person =P. I made the video with goanimate.com, it is very easy to use. When you get an account, select "Lil' Petz World" and just select the background you want as well as the character. You can add as many elements as you want, and all of them are very easy to modify and replace, you just have to click on them! One of the most important things on this challenge is to add voice to the characters. You just have to click on the character, selec the "narration" button and choose if you want to record it yourself or if you want to write it and if it done for you. Whenever you are done, let me know posting the link to your video in a comment here.
Good evening everyone! As you now, I am currently creating an ebook which is going to be about landscapes. In order to make it more creative and fun, I am going to make a short video explaining one of its parts.
In order to organize and to have an idea frame by frame of what is going to be included, I have made a storyboard.
The program I have chosen to do so is Storyboardthat.com, it is very simple to use, you just have to chose the number of frames you want to design and start dragging elements. Furthermore, you can select images and characters from the program, and customize them the way you want. The only issue it has is that the free version only alows you to do a few frames, but is great anyways!
With this storyboard you can make an idea about how the video is going to be, I have not included characters because I am going to record it myself, I hope you like it!
Last month, the Spring Blog Festival took place and I attended it; here you have the comments I shared with my classmates:
t has been the first time I have attended an online class, and I was kind of affraid, I did not know what to expect about online teaching conferences, but the experience was very nice.
I had to work on Saturday so I could only attend one of the conferenes, it was Ebba Ossiannilson'1. She talked about andragogy, a term I had never heard before, which could be the equivalent of pedagogy for adult education, I found it really interesting as it is often thought that adults do not need special attention when learning, not like kids.
One other interesting point she made was about badges. She said paper CVs and certificates are getting obsolete, as they do not measure people's real skills. I think it was a great point and I totally agree with her, as it seems that by getting a certificate, which you can have obtained in a lucky day, you know everything you need, and for me that is not true.
As a conclusion, it was a nice experience I would repeat, you can choose what conferences to attend to, and you can learn from the confort of your home