Category Archives: Making Movies

Tag Galaxy to Search Flickr

Need a fabulous way to collect pictures for a presentation? Want to get your students revved up about a new topic? Try Tag Galaxy You put in a tag and photos start building to a giant planet. If your tag is very general, say “animals”, surrounding your giant planet, will be smaller planets such as “zoo”, “pets” etc. to refine the search. By clicking on your planet, you can make it spin around to view more photos or click on a photo and it will enlarge and may give further information. Try this. It’s super-cool!

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Animoto

Another tool for making simple videos, long or short. This is a link to one I made in honor of my first car, a ’73 Fiat. It was pea green and not much to look at. When you hit a pothole, the windows fell open and the radio station changed, but I loved it. Unfortunately, I have no pictures so I had to pick and choose through flicker and add some stock images from Animoto. This video is nothing to write home about, but it gives you the idea: My First Car

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Makin’ Movies with Kids

Beth Newingham has terrific examples of using video with her students. They have created a variety of movies putting their writing and organizational skills into practice while expressing their creativity. What an inspiration! She offers help and advice to get started with your own movies.

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Teachers’ Domain

Teachers’ Domain provides free resources from PBS. There are podcasts, videos, and lessons all sorted by grade level and topic.

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