• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Work with all your cloud files (Drive, Dropbox, and Slack and Gmail attachments) and documents (Google Docs, Sheets, and Notion) in one place. Try Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) for free. Now available on the web, Mac, Windows, and as a Chrome extension!


Additional Trainings

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Empowering teacher leaders to enhance the curriculum with technology integration and collaboration in Polk & Osceola
Additional Trainings 
Resources from the Hubs of Learning training session with David Douglass
Add your own digital pictures to Google Earth with Panoramio 
 Adding an image overlay works best with Internet images.  Try Wikimedia. 
Day of Discovery

Osceola and Polk County educators met in Lakeland on Friday, April 18, 2008 for the purpose of discovering more tools available to inspire learning in today's classrooms.  Participants previewed lessons using media such as podcasts, Google Earth, digital stories, wikis, blogs and other Web 2.0 resources.  Check out the links that were shared!

Talking pictures!?!     http://www.blabberize.com

Be creative with digital photos!     http://www.bighugelabs.com/flickr

Advanced online digital photo editor!     http://fotoflexer.com

Lead students on a journey through great literature!     http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com

Share images and video content from your desktop with anyone     http://JingProject.com

Free multimedia sofware for creating original artwork, animated movies     http://www.kerpoof.com

Share less plan ideas or presentations    http://www.slideshare.net

Improve spelling with online games and more!     http://www.spellingcity.com



 Using Movie Maker is easier than it looks.  Once you understand that you have a collection to create by adding digital assets such as: video, still images, and sounds, you are on your way to creating an original classroom video.


This "Hub" is designed to be a dabble class to encourage novice movie makers to turn these skills over to the students who will become "prosumers" of the content of their learning.



Supported file types

(from the Microsoft Help files in Movie Maker)

You can add content to your Windows Movie Maker project either by capturing content directly in Windows Movie Maker or by importing existing digital media files. The content you capture in Windows Movie Maker is saved in Windows Media Format. However, you can also import existing Windows Media-based content as well as other common file formats.

You can import files with the following file name extensions into Windows Movie Maker to use in your project:

  • Audio files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, and .wma
  • Picture files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, and .wmf
  • Video files: .asf, .avi, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv


Using Movie Maker with DE Streaming editable clips:


Hubs_Using Movie Maker.ppsx (Presentation to share)

 Hurricanes.wmv (sample editable clip on Hurricanes)


Free online file conversion services

Zamzar   (will convert in reasonable time and emails you when the conversion is ready)

Media Convert  (creates an immediate downloadable file)


The Flip - a versatile camera - shoot any thing, share any thing with USB!

MovieMaker tutorials  (Mighty Coach)
If your computer doesn't have Movie Maker already loaded on it your can download it  from this site.Note: Ask your tech contact to help you if you are unable to add programs and save the .exe file to your computer.
What Are Your Kids Plugged Into?
Teachers will examine classroom integration possibilities for iTunes, iPods and other mp3 players.  By the end of the session, teachers will:
1. Describe/share a variety of classroom uses for mp3 players
2. Explore/understand the potential of mp3 players (PowerPoint presentation)  iTunes_Hubs.ppt
3. Examine the robust iTunes interface.
4. Distinguish between podcasting and "podcatching."
5. View a demonstration of recording and importing of an audio file created with an mp3 player into iTunes.
Additional resources:
the_megavcr.pdf  Hall Davidson's use of the iPod with a projector
iPod3.pdf  Hall Davidson's use of PowerPoint and PhotoStory with iPods
The Man Behind the Curtain.ppt Hall Davidson's codes for iPods and more!
iTunes University  (without having to go through the main splash page in the iTunes store!)
DIV course on Podcasting 101  -  Log in as:  username - divteacher   password - divteacher.
Sample files to use in iTunes:
PitPendulum.mp3  audio book from Lit2Go
The Art of Tai Chi  DEStreaming video
Did You Know_.m4v  Karl Fisch's intriguing video
2020 Vision.m4v  Karl Fisch's think tank for his faculty
Tales from the Teachers in the Trenches
Advanced DE streaming
Discovery Education streaming (unitedstreaming) is far more than downloading video. Teachers will learn advanced techniques for utilizing this powerful tool for integrating technology in the curriculum.
By the end of the inservice, the teachers will:
1. Learn advanced searching techniques
2. Investigate some of the ways to take advantage of My Content.
3. Experiment with ways to share lessons and ideas within DE streaming.
4. Create a sample lesson in Writing Builder and Assignment Builder.
Try this sample Assignment Builder on the Star Spangled Banner.

Requirements: An existing account in DE streaming (unitedstreaming) and some previous ability to download videos.  

An all-time teacher and student favorite for creating original video and music is Microsoft's FREE program, PhotoStory. While planning a project or final assessment, challenge the students to create their findings through a digital story.  This manner of explanation is an attention getter and affords students the ability to be creative.  A PhotoStory creation can be extremely simple and completed in under 10 minutes OR it can be a month long project paying particular attention to detail from the storyboarding to the editing sophisication buit into the program. PhotoStory makes its easy to produce original works allowing us to stay copyright free.  Be sure and share your productions.
This manual below was written by Bobbi Kocher, Instructional Technology Specialist for Osceola District Schools.
Audacity is a powerful, yet simple FREE software that helps teachers and students edit and mix audio. These files are references from the optional training sessions (Oct. & Nov.) for the Florida Digital Educators.  You can find the same information in the Digital Audio section of this wiki.
DIV course on Podcasting 101  -  Log in as:  username - divteacher   password - divteacher.
These files to help you get started on this safe email and blogging environment for our students. They are reference materials from the Florida Digital Educator optional trainings in Sept. & Oct..

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Comments (7)

Anonymous said

at 6:12 pm on Oct 16, 2007

I cannot wait to use Gaggle.net. The kids are going to have a blast.

Anonymous said

at 6:13 pm on Oct 16, 2007

Thank you for the training tonight. I'm looking forward to practicing this week.

Anonymous said

at 6:13 pm on Oct 16, 2007

I cannot wait to use Gaggle.net. The kids are going to have a blast.

Anonymous said

at 6:13 pm on Oct 16, 2007

I am so excited about using gaggle!! I am looking forward to training on the 16th. See you there :-)

Anonymous said

at 6:14 pm on Oct 16, 2007

Thank you for the training! It is exciting to see the up and coming technologies and how they are going to effect the classroom. Gaggle.net is some very cool stuff!!

Anonymous said

at 6:15 pm on Oct 16, 2007

How nice to see you again! I still want to figure out how to spend my certificate with you. I am attending the other trainings later. Maybe I will figure out what I need help the most with since if I tell you "everything", you might think that a touch too broad!

Anonymous said

at 2:58 pm on Jun 18, 2008

This is in reply to the Movie Maker follow up. After going through that training I really had minimal ideas about how I could incorporate that into the lesson, but after attending the Digital Fair Share I can see a lot more posibilities. I now plan on using movie maker as well as a lot more technologicaly based ideas in my lessons for the upcoming year. Thank you for having that fair. It was great.

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