The first tool I used was Animoto. I created a slideshow of pictures from their class trip to Dewberry Farm. This was very simple to make and embed into my blog. The second tool I chose was Glogster. It was fun to create a page using this instead of power point. I chose to make a page of my recent trip to New York just so I could get a feel for Glogster. I started off with a nice background, but somehow it disappeared and it took me awhile to figure out how to get it back. Once I embedded it on to my blog, I couldn't adjust the size to make it fit nicely on to my page. I think most of the kids would be able to use Glogster to categorize things. For example, I could break the page into sections for our upcoming unit of rocks. The kids could click and drag on a picture and put it in the correct section of the page. This could take the place of a cutting and glueing activity.
Some issues I'm having right now is figuring out how to put my page in order. I would like the post to be above the tools that I'm creating, but I have no idea how to get them in order. Any tips?
Number Rock! Counting from 1-20
ViewPure - The Number Rock (song)