This link will take you to my media. One drawback of using WordPress is that you have to upgrade to Pro to upload videos. I was able to embed the video on my Google Site so this QR code will take you there. When I published this blog though my QR code was scrambled and I had to click on it to open it so I hope it works for you.
My media presentation for our participatory story was made with Camtasia Studio and Animation ish. I downloaded the trial software for Camtasia because I needed a way to publish and share my Animation ish flipbook. The trial version is a one month trial, the problem is that Camtasia is very expensive. I should have tried Screencast first, but I don’t think screencast as the features I needed to make the video. Camtasia as some really great features including music that can be used in your video. It was also pretty easy to learn to use. I have a link to my video published through screencast. I was able to share the video on my Google Site so the QR code will take you to the embedded video.
I received a free version of Animationish last here from Discovery Education for teacher appreciation week because I am a Den Star educator. I have not really had much chance to do anything with Animation ish so I thought that this would be a good opportunity to try it. I don’t think it is the best artwork that I could do, but I wanted to try something with it so I created a wall. The wall begins to crack and opens up to the Land of the Two Moons. Then I tried to show the sandstone landscape and of course the twin moons. I drew in a chess board and tried to illustrate movement from the chess board into the cave. I then told the story through a reading using images that I searched for on Google images using advanced search so that I could filter for only images that were free to use and share. I did first try to search Creative Commons for images, but had no luck there so I went to advanced search.
I chose to tell the beginning of the story because my favorite part of the story is the land of the two moons. I wanted to try and depict the landscape and the two moons. I really enjoyed working on this story, but I think if I had more control I would have kept Sam, Blaine, and Pat in the land of the Two Moons longer and added new characters there. The challenging part of the assignments was the many different directions, twists, and turns the story took. This as been an engaging and interesting project.