Aside from the final TaskStream narratives for NETS-T 3-5, we will begin our last assignment this week. To go along with all of the mad tech skills you already have, we are going to add film editor to the mix! Using some stock footage that I took on campus, you will all create PSAs (public service announcements) about CSUSM. The tool we will use is iMovie, so this is the one assignment that you will have to use the Mac and, with the file size (about 1.5GB), you will have to complete the project on the same computer you start on. This is also the only week where you will receive instruction so attendance is very important. And please remember to bring headphones if you have them!
Note on GoogleSites: I have heard from more than one person who has had some trouble inserting YouTube videos on the GoogleSite. . .well, luckily for us, you are all masters of finding an embed code (share>embed from the video on YouTube) so you can embed the video without having to use the "insert video" feature. When you are in the section of the page you want to put your video, look for the html area on the edit bar (far right), click it and then you can paste in the html code of your movie. . .voila! Once done, you can move the actual placement by drag and drop.
New tool of the week: Cartoonize will take an ordinary image and make it a cartoon. . .I'm posting a picture of my daughter Lily in her ballerina pig halloween costume (which was entirely her idea, combining her love for ballet with her adoration for pigs)!
I can't help myself, here is an awesome video from Sir Ken Robinson, which is where I derrived the title of this post:
This Week's Question: What feeds your spirit? (If you need help with this, look at the 13 minute mark of the above video!)