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Using Your Photos to Create Videos

Sometimes the best videos are the ones you make yourself, but it is hard to add simple pictures to them.  Not anymore  though. By using the site One True Media you now have the ability to mix your photos and pictures with text and animation. This site has easy-to-use tools to allow you to create and share your videos through Facebook, twitter, and YouTube. You can also receive direct links or purchase a DVD version.  Registration is required and the site is free to use, but upgrading to the premium package will cost $39.99 a year (you will receive a free DVD) or you can pay $3.99 a month without the DVD special offer.  Create videos highlighting major moments in your life, such as a wedding, or child’s birthdays, but we want to know how you can use this in the school environment.  Create a back to school video for parent’s night, create a video year book, works well for group projects and reports by allowing the students to showcase their creative sides.  Use for team building exercises and co-curriculum lessons.  Take a look and see what videos you can create.




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The Decode America’s Past with author David Baldacci

I received an email today from Scholastic promoting a virtual field trip with best-selling author David Baldacci sponsored by The 39 Clues Reading Club. I am intrigued by this tour for several reasons:

1) David Baldacci is a great writer and I have had the opportunity to hear him speak and he is perfect for this

2) I have created a promotion for the series and this might be a great way to help add to this promotion by showing how the series links to history

3) This will be a great resource for anyone interested in learning about secrets from the past

This virtual tour titled DECODING HISTORY is taking readers, fans and viewers on a tour of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where they will hear from top museum curators, get behind the scenes access, and learn about America’s history in a whole new light.

The tour takes place on March 5 at 1 pm est 10 am pst.  http://decodinghistory.scholastic.com/

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