10.26.2016

Green Screen and Do Ink Create Movie Masterpieces in Minutes!

A teacher asked if I could create a movie with a set of sight word flash cards.  She wanted the kids saying the word and showing the action over the top of the cards.  She hoped to be able to send it home for practice.  I had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to try Do Ink and a green screen!  This was my chance!  It turned out to be very easy and I finished it all in one day.  I put up a sheet of green butcher paper in the hallway which was very low budget but it was what I had.  I pulled kindergarten students into the hall, filmed them doing the action on a particular card and saved the movies to my iPad.  I then did another low budget move and just took pictures of the flash cards and saved those to my iPad.  I left school on time for once to attend a concert at the high school for my daughter.  As I stood in line waiting to get into the auditorium, I started to edit the movie.  It was so easy and fun!  I completed it before they started singing!   Check out the finished product and then follow the steps to create you own!

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Here are a few steps to create a movie using Do Ink!

This is the final screen shot.  Notice the storyboard at the bottom.  The video should be on top so that you can superimpose it on top of your image easily.









Upload your picture and then use the edit button to edit the image.  You can see that my low budget day even included taking the picture on a school table!










Editing is so easy!









Rotate and resize the picture to fit the screen the way you want it to look!










Then import the video clip you want to use on top of the image and rotate and resize it.  Remember to be sure that the video is on the top line for the storyboard!









Use the Chroma tool to "remove" the green background and set the video over the image.








You can resize the video and place it over the image where you want it!  Brilliant!











It is addictive!  Create a video!  Use Do Ink!  Now I can't wait to try the animation app and add more bells and whistles to my videos!  Do Ink has a tutorial too!  Click here to see their tutorial!  

10.19.2016

Infographic 101: Yep - It's Easy as Pumpkin Pie!



Infographics are tools used in business on a regular basis for delivery of content in a digital format. Simple, concise, and easy to share ( with low MB use ) they are also flexible for classrooms too. We have found great uses for several tools in creating infographics including Piktochart, Easel.ly and several others you can explore.  Here are some quick reference samples and a cheat sheet for you to explore with as well!


Cheat Sheet

Piktochart in 5 easy steps...

Piktochart YouTube

Student Samples:

Mindfulness

Mindfulness II

Educator Example:

Mindfulness example in PDF form

Mindfulness in long infographic form


Cheat Sheet

YouTube Video

Student Samples: 

MYP Global Context Infographic on Place #1

MYP Global Infographic on Place #2


Educator Examples: (Inquiry Infographic for Students, Inquiry Infographic with Leading Questions)

Explanation of the use of the infographics above.

Using Easel.ly with primary sources.

Professional Development Sample from INNEDCO: (Two of us created this to share information about another tool SMORE )

GREAT reminders on infographic creation


Other Infographic Tools for Reference: 

Infogram

Creately

Gliffy  (More for diagramming)