Author: Julie Lemley

How to Upload a Video on Dragon’s Tube

First – record awesome media!

Please include everyone’s name on the video but DO NOT USE last names in your video.

Please cite any outside media you have used.

Second – login to Dragon Tube

Third – Complete the following required information:

 

Fourth – scroll to the bottom to click “Submit” (make sure you see this message):

Wait a few minutes while your video uploads and converts

Watch other classmates’ videos if you are done early!

How to Embed Video on your ISB Blog

First – record awesome media!

Second – login to Dragon Tube

Third – Complete the following required information:

 

Fourth – scroll to the bottom to click “Submit” (make sure you see this message):

Wait a few minutes while your video uploads and converts

Fifth – Find and copy the embed code for your video

Sixth – go into your blog post, switch to “text” mode and paste the html to embed.  You will not be able to see the embedded video until you publish your post.

It should look like this:

 

What Can I Borrow? Checking out Tech Equipment

As you know, the EdTech Facilitators have moved into the libraries to work more closely with the librarians and to make way for the beautiful new ES Design Lab.  So, all the equipment has also moved as well and is ready for check out!

We are now using Destiny Quest to check out tech equipment, just like library books, so come on down to the MS/HS EdTech HUB in the library to(short-term) checkout a great device to help you with your next project.

You will see a variety of items below. We also have two green screens, and one frame.  The 3D printer is not to borrow, but we have three in the library.  They are for use by teachers and students with permission from teachers (for school work).  We also have a plethora of iPads for short term use.

If you want to check something out, come on by or contact Jonathan Song: jsong@isb.bj.edu.cn

Digital Poetry Readings

Once you have chosen your poems to present, decide on what format you want to present your poem in:

  1. Kinetic Typography: Mother to Son by Langston Hughes | Video created by Christina Riley
  2. Narrated Visual Reading: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein | video created by Wimbami Press
  3. LipDub (Here’s an example: Please Don’t Resist Me by Luka Lesson)

Decide on how you break up your poetry (you should have no more than 10-15 words per frame/slide.

If you are creating a narrated visual reading:

  1. Find one to three high quality image that represents your poem (please make sure it is landscape)
  2. Create credits like this for your last title page:
  3. Insert subtitles for the poem, please stick with the same font/color.
  4. Check timing of frames, to make sure there is enough to read the text for that image.
  5. Record your narration over the image.
  6. Share to file (include your name in the file name)
  7. Airdrop your file to Mr. Carter

If you are creating a kinetic typography poetry presentation:

  1. Open Powerpoint (Desktop Version) (Here a great tutorial here)
  2. Create a simple presentation with a solid background
  3. Create a few blank slides
  4. Choose the main font style you want to use.
  5. Copy and paste poem through separate text boxes on different slides
  6. Resize/move text and animate text boxes
  7. Play animations per slide to make sure they work the way you want them to
  8. Export presentation as .mov file (this make take some time, be patient!)
  9. Open iMovie
  10. Import .mov file
  11. Record narration over video
  12. Export movie file (File>Share>File), Use Medium Quality, Compress: Faster options
  13. Upload to Dragon’s Tube
  14. Embed on your blog

If you are creating a lipdub video for your poem:

  1. Film clips of people reading your poem (please hold your phone landscape) & consider the background and quality of your video
  2. Import clips into iMovie
  3. Detach the audio and delete the audio from the original clips
  4. Narrate you and your partners voices over the clip, carefully matching the lips/sound.
  5. Share to file (include your name in the file name)
  6. Airdrop your file to Mr. Carter

Using Powerpoint to Create Animated Typography

Most of us have used Powerpoint for a long time, but using the animation features to create a video, may not be Powerpoint skills you have (neither did we, until recently!)

Here is a great way to make an animated typography (also referred to as kinetic typography) video to present information.

Here is a great tutorial to get you started, but then use your own creativity to share your content in style.

Just don’t forget to apply the elements of design when you create.

For the Grade 6 Kinetic Poetry Project, follow these steps:

  1. Open Powerpoint (Desktop Version)
  2. Create a simple presentation with a solid background
  3. Create a few blank slides
  4. Choose the main font style you want to use.
  5. Copy and paste poem through separate text boxes on different slides
  6. Resize/move text and animate text boxes
  7. Play animations per slide to make sure they work the way you want them to
  8. Export presentation as .mov file (this make take some time, be patient!)
  9. Open iMovie
  10. Import .mov file
  11. Record narration over video
  12. Export movie file (File>Share>File), Use Medium Quality, Compress: Faster options
  13. Upload to Dragon’s Tube
  14. Embed on your blog

SMALL BYTES: Participating in Hour of Code & Creating Beautiful (SIMPLE!) Graphic Designs

This week at Small Bytes, we will offer two different topics for our sessions.  One topic is: Hour of Code and how you can participate with your students and the second topic is: Creating Graphic Designs using Simple Online Software.

Both sessions are hands on with time to play and create! Don’t forget your laptop!

 

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