One video edition tool which I discovered and got fond of was Magisto.Users simply record and upload videos, select a theme, background music and give their movie a title, and Magisto will turn the videos into beautiful edited movies, complete with music and effects, in minutes.Magisto is a fun and easy way to share your experiences through video. Magisto’s Web, iPhone and Android apps enable users to automatically edit videos and share them.
In Module 5 Storytelling with Mobile Devices we were asked to create a 1 to 2 minute silent film using a mobile device.At the end(due to the physical lack of time) I choose the tool Animoto to edit it.I think this is a great resource as an introductory prompt for many purposes(reading,writing,speaking) and a nice way to introduce cultural or transversal topics messages.
In Module 5 I evaluated a web-based App which I already know well.This is Google Drive which has many interesting uses for teachers to assign collaboratively tasks(especially reading and writing ones)to students.A especial feature of it is real-time collaboration. If you’re using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, or Drawings, you and others with access to a file can make edits to that file at the same time.
In Module 5 we had to design a mobile learning lesson plan.The topic I used was an outdoor treasure hunt on local attractions of hometown.The mobile app I used was SCVNGR.In SCVNGR you could add short texts, images, audio files, video files and web links allow the media to be easily presented in the form of a chain of activities.Here,a question is called a challenge and several challenges can be put together to make a trek. In my activity the treasure hunt would be a trek.
In Module 4 I came across an easy but interesting tool for telling chain stories collaboratively.Immediately i noticed the possibilities it offers for fostering writing skills with students.We contributed and organised a story this way and it was funny and exciting.
In Module 4 I discovered Prezi,a new tool for doing presentations in a very visual manner.It's one of my favourites and it can be used for different purposes(Steps in a process,timeline...).It is an online presentation tool, that basically allows you to have a blank canvas and to put on lots of text, images, videos, audio, graphics and so on, to create your presentation.
In Module 4 with dealt with Collaboratively storytelling.I had to fulfill the task of evaluating a global projects which have a digital storytelling component.I choose"Greetings from the world".In the future I would like to join this Global project because I think it's an engaging way to improve writing and reading skills in students.I made a presentation with Prezi for this.
In the task"Remixing content for digital stories" I used the tool Piktochart.I found it an effective way to transform boring data into informative yet stunning visuals can be created with just a few clicks. Fill in the information about your presentation and choose a theme. Information will be added to the theme you choose. Add data,change images and icons, and add text. Save as a static image (JPEG or PNG) or in an HTML format to embed in a web page.
With Movie Maker, you can make movies from your photos and videos. Movie Maker special effects and themes make your movies stand out. Editing movies is now as easy as dragging and dropping the scenes, still photos, and transitions where you want them. I used movie maker for the video scene of my storyboard.I consider that it's not difficult to use and the results are very professional.
Video is among the most powerful and most popular storytelling tools.Digital stories are multimedia projects employing the use of photographs, video, audio, and music. Teachers and students can learn interviewing techniques and video editing skills.They also learned how to edit photos and record their own voices to make short visual stories.In Module 3 we completed a movie trailer storyboard and later edited one of the scenes.The video was to be uploaded in VIMEO.