Friday, 12 February 2016

Mostly an introvert

My house Jan 2016 - or one rooster on the porch
So the journal assignment for the week involves reflecting on the video the power of introverts. I found the video easy to watch and inspiring. We all have something different to contribute. Lets not shame and isolate introverts. I feel like I am an introvert who needs and likes stimulation from other people. We all need balance and the world needs all of us. Great motivational speech, great images of the speaker showing up at camp with her bag of books and misplaced expectations. A funny look at growing up and a meaningful look at one of the little accidents made by a society that sets norms and expectations.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

A fellow students list of digital resources. I am impressed and think this list is valuable.
Picture of Jeremy Boyne
Digital Storytelling Resources
by Jeremy Boyne - Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 11:03 AM
Here are links to resources to help with creating a Digital Story. If you have others please add them below.
All working links

Free/Trial Software for Recording A Project 

Video Scribe (thanks Doug)
Windows Movie Maker
iMovie for Mac
MS Powerpoint
Prezi (presentation software that uses motion, zoom and spatial relationships)
WeVideo (cloud based video creation platform)
Free version = 5min/month, 2GB max
Paid = $10/month, 1HR, 5GB max
Powtoon (create animated videos)
Capzles (Create rich multimedia movies, timelines, etc)
Slidestory (free narration over pictures software)
Zeega (interactive slideshows)

Photos and Videos (Creative Commons)

Creative Commons (Free Images, Video, Music)
Flikr: Creative Commons (Non-Copyright Online photos) (free pictures, movies and pictures -- non-profit)
Morguefile (catalogue of high res stock photos)
Wikimedia Commons (free, shared photos)
Bigfoto (free photos)
Fromoldbooks (Free scanned pictures from old books)
Stockvault (Free stock photos for non-commercial use)


Audacity (Free Multi-track audio editor and recorder)
FMA (Free Music Archive)
Freesounds (Free music & sounds -- Creative Commons)
SoundCloud (mix of free to download tracks & paid)
Opsound (Free music)

Software - Membership/$ based

Zimmer Twins (Animated Digital Storytelling)
Animoto (professional videos using predesigned templates)
$16/month (personal), $42/month (professional)

Additional Software Resources