Friday, September 12, 2008

My newest Podcast subscription

I have subscribed to quite a few different podcasts over the years, but I set out looking through iTunes for a new one to fulfill an assignment for a Graduate class I am taking. I decided to look for one that would give me some tips and tricks about Photoshop Elements. I ran across quite a few, but the one that I ended up subscribing and listening to is "Graffi's Photoshop and Elements Video Tutorials Podcast". There were TONS of 2-7 minutes video podcasts (or vodcasts) that demonstrate very simple (and some NOT so simple) tasks and effects. One of the casts that I listened to/watched was about creating unique brush tips for the Paintbrush tool. I learned how to make my own brush tips using custom shapes and drawn objects. I am excited to use this feature in future projects. I teach quite a few Photoshop techniques to my students and I think they will be great at creating new and unique brush tips for me to use, as well. The only critique I have with these podcasts is that the video is a bit grainy and at times can be rather choppy. Check out this podcast and start creating!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Three-Toed Sloth

Every year I have my students research an animal and their habitat. This year, I am going to have them create an iMovie illustrating what they have learned after they are done researching. I made this movie to give my students an example of what I am looking for in a final project. Enjoy!


Also available for viewing on TeacherTube:

Why We Need to Teach 21st Century Skills—And How to Do It

This is an article review of "Why We Need to Teach 21st Century Skills—And How to Do It" By Bob Regan. I used iMovie, Photoshop Elements 4, and Internet Resources to create this movie.

Also available for viewing at TeacherTube: