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Multimedia Resources & Student Products

Building Transforming Lessons through Technology

Students can create a product as a result of  "Applying their Knowledge" through thinking skills or practice.  These student products can range from graphic organizers or models to multimedia productions.   Animoto for Education Website 
Enhance your digital classroom with Animoto, the perfect tool for creating videos and presentations. Create an account using your school email address and apply for an educator account to get more privileges. 
Animoto- RPS Student Example "The Dust Bowl" 
Digital Storytelling 
This site explores the educational uses of digital storytelling. It provides examples and recommendations for programs to use in the classroom. Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. A great way to begin learning about Digital Storytelling is by watching the following video introduction to Digital Storytelling.

Infogram Infogram is an intuitive visualization tool that empowers people and teams to create beautiful content.   Meograph (Needs Chrome)
Meograph is an easy way to create multimedia stories.  You can quickly create stories about the news, history, travels, life events, and more by combining video, audio, pictures, text, links, maps, and timelines.

PicLits
PicLits is a combination of words placed on a photograph to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. The focus of PIC-LITS is to serve as an e-learning literacy website utilizing writing and photography to inspire and spark creative writing. Create Pic-Lit

Popplet
Popplet is a web-based mind mapping application that lets you visually collaborate with other Popplet users. It can collect documents, pictures, videos, and text, all in a nice an organized way.
Popplet Tutorial

Prezi
Prezi is a online presentation tool for exploring and sharing ideas on a virtual “canvas” using text, images, videos, and other media. The program enables users to zoom in and out of their Prezi, and is a tool for both free-form brainstorming and structured presentation. 
Prezi Tutorial 

ThingLink Thinglink is a great place to create unique experiences with interactive images, videos and 360 degree media.
Time Toast
Timetoast is a place to create and share timelines on the web. Images, text, and links can all be added.  You can create historical timelines, timeline of a story or one of your life. It's all up to you and your imagination.

Voice Thread
Available both on the computer and as a free app, VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos.  It allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice, text, audio file, doodling (drawing) or video (via a webcam which many of our netbooks have). 
VoiceThread Tutorials
Voice Thread Student Example (The first few comments set up the purpose of this VoiceThread. Click on the four image icon in the bottom right next to the arrow to see all the pages at once. This gives you an idea of how much this program is capable of!) 
Student Example - (Ant Farm Analogy)

Wordle
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.