Webinar Files Posted: Gigapxls Galore

Missed the webinar on March 11? I updated the Powerpoint from the Webinar picture-1.pngand it’s posted below. It explains in more detail the topics we covered. The pdf file is probably the most useful. PowerPoints tend to gum up when they include video, but it’s there, too. The previous post (below) has videos that demonstrate what teachers are doing so take a peek at them, too. The media tricks we reviewed included downloading avatars from Gizmoz.com and editing them with the editable clips from DiscoveryEducationstreaming. gizmozsite.png Summary: Upload your picture to Gizmoz, download the resulting media file, edit it in MovieMaker or iMovie along with editable clips from DiscoveryEducationstreaming (DES). A very interesting video results! Tip: After building your avatar, reload your voice in MovieMaker or iMovie. It will smooth things out. Think of the possibilities for student avatars…DEN member Kurt Kohls‘ avatar is seen here. He reported on the Carpenter Ants (the VSTE band). Also explained is a new layer in the latest version of Google Earth allows you to gigapxl.pngembed a hi-rez photo you can “fly into” from Google Earth. There are plenty already in GE, but you can embed your mpxelgorge.pngown from–where else!–the image library from DES. Anfeds-at-rest.png example, for the DEN only, is below. It’s a Matt Monjan favorite from the 20,000 images in the library. An example below. it will launch Google Earth. To achieve the effect, you must turn on Gigapxl, in Gallery, under Layers.  Finally, it you haven’t used Gcast, the free podcast-from-your-phone service, there is an example fromgcast-shot.png my own science challenge. Teachers have used their free accounts to post assignments (–why not sub lesson plans?). You can also have kids call in and pod-post their homework –music pieces, recitations, multiplication tables, etc. Happy avatars, pod-posting, and St. Pat’s day! – Hall

Webinar pdf
Webinar ppt
Gigapxl copyrighted example, (kmz file)

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