Tag: multimedia

Aspiring Aardman, Perhaps Pixar or Destined for Disney? Online tools for creating classroom animations

Digital story-telling using animation tools is a fun way of developing literacy with pupils, whether as an activity by individual pupils on their own, or as collaborative projects in groups. There are different kinds of animation tools, some which link together a series of photographs which, when played in sequence, create an animated image or film, …

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Scrambling for cultural resources? Try SCRAN

Scran is a fantastic online resource – an archive of  over 360,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media. And all of it comes with embedded attribution text so that schools using the material can be sure of the source of each resource. The rights to use of the resources allows for free use …

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Create Your Own Listening Comprehension Quiz with Video

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool where your pupils could view a video you’ve found online, and then answer comprehension questions on what they’ve just seen and heard? It would be great, too,  if that tool could have a transcript of the text. And feedback  to the pupil and to the pupil’s teacher …

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Jog the Web – guiding pupils through selected online resources

Jog the Web is a useful way of a teacher guiding pupils to a series of websites, or specific webpages, you have selected for them, in a sequence determined by the teacher, along with notes about the website being visited. The teacher simply signs up for a free Jog the Web account then creates the …

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Composing with Pictures – music sequencers for the primary classroom

The creation of music in primary schools is simplified by using software or online tools which let pupils, with limited or no music notation skills, choose musical phrases and sequence them in any order which the pupil wishes. The facility to drag these graphics around, play back and edit their order, instrumentation and tempo until  the whole sequence sounds the way …

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Rapping the News – rhyming current affairs in the classroom

http://theweekinrap.com/ is exactly what the title says!  Every week some main stories in the news from this US site are reported in rap.  The quick rhythmic rhyming delivery allied to the mix of news footage, animations and special effects in the video makes for engaging viewing. Teachers often look to have pupils discuss current affairs …

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Creating animated movies with narration with Photostory 3

Microsoft Photostory 3 is a free software download which lets you add photographs and narration to create animated movies with various effects. Create slideshows using your digital photographs.  You can modify, crop, or rotate pictures. Add special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. For helpful …

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Hear! Hear! Tools for Creating and Editing Audio Recordings in the Classroom

So you want to make an audio recording? Here are some free tools to help you do that in the classroom. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ – Audacity is free software to download which lets users record and edit audio in order to create mp3 files for use on websites, blogs, podcasts or anywhere online. Audacity is a free, …

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Domo Animate – create animation online

http://domo.goanimate.com/ – Domo Animate (from the creators of Go Animate) is a school-friendly version of Go Animate for pupils to create animations free online.  It lets pupils animate characters of their choice and add music and sound effects from a bank of sounds.  Pupils can add speech as text bubbles and add interactive elemtns for …

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