By Paul McMahon on Jun 7, 2009 in Ideas for Great Lessons
At a demonstration, I saw a number of features in iMovie 09 that I wished were in FCP and I wondered if there was a way to use iMovie 09 in conjunction with FCP, utilizing some of its features to supplement the FCP workflow, most importantly in the rough cut phase of editing, as ’09′ has an amazing skimming/edit tool. iMovie also sports a new and modern tool for exact clip trimming, the Precision Editor and it’s stunning. And, iMovie provides full Real Time playback, no rendering required, ever.
My Own Books
My own books is a fantastic site for fostering reading skills and thus, English language acquisition. It was created by Anne Pemberton, a retired Special Ed. teacher and she has done a marvelous job.
Students simply chose a story they want to read. Then, they put in their own name and BINGO! The story is all about them! You can print or read on the screen with pictures to support comprehension. Really cool and I suggest students print these out and share their stories. A great way to create a classroom , personalized library!
Fourteen Interesting Ways* to use Voicethread in the Classroom – Google Docs
Educators have shared these ideas for the use of VT in classrooms to engage and inspire
Educational Videos for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English
NeoK12 is a great collection of educational videos for science, math, social studies, and language arts. Each category is subdivided by topic. For example under the social studies heading you will find sub-categories of geography, government, industry and several more topics. Most of the videos come from YouTube or Metacafe. You could find these videos yourself on YouTube, but NeoK12 saves you time through their categorization of videos.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.