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Tools for Creating



Animoto - Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips, and music.
http://animoto.com/

Audacity - A free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Booktalk Ideas -
http://fmp6.chuh.org/summer/Book%20Talk%20Ideas.htm

Digital Wishlist: Book Trailers - A lesson plan for students to create a "movie" book trailer.
http://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/view_lesson_plans?id=2916

GarageBand '11 - GarageBand is a software application that allows users to create music or podcasts.
http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
Tutorials –
http://help.apple.com/garageband/interface/index.html#button-0
http://www.feedforall.com/videos/itunes-podcast-tutorial.htm
http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/

iMovie '11 -
iMovie is a video editing application which allows users to edit their own home movies.
http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/

Mackin Book Talk -
Some book trailers can be found by clicking on the TeachingBooks.net icon to get to that site. You can often find links to book trailers at the authors web site link or the valuable links link.
http://www.mackinbooktalk.com/chooseProgram.aspx

Making a Photo Movie with Movie Maker -
create a photo movie with background music using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker.
Your photo movie can contain a combination of still photos, video clips, and other audio as well.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/learnmore/photomovies.mspx

Multimedia Tutorial -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/getstarted/default.mspx
http://www.atomiclearning.com/moviemaker2

Movie Trailers: Books Students Read - A lesson plan for students to create a "movie" book trailer.
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=8997

New Video Book Trailers - A blog by Jessica Freundel on Scholastic’s Kid Lit Kit that has video booktalks featured among it other information.
http://blogs.scholastic.com/kid_lit/video_trailer/

Podcasting Tools: Resources for Podcasting -
Podcasting is the process of creating an audio show of some sort available in MP3 format via an RSS 2.0 feed that supports enclosures.
http://www.podcasting-tools.com/

PowerPoint Booktalks -A tutorial on how to create booktalks using PowerPoint.
http://atto.buffalo.edu/registered/Tutorials/talkingBooks/powerpoint.php

Prezi - This is a presentation tool. Learn to make a book trailer and promote reading.
Tutorial – http://prezi.com/prezi/27/try/#104
How to make a book trailer - http://prezi.com/9xvvonltejxn/how-to-make-a-book-trailer/

Scholastic's "Booktalk: Simple Way to Get Kids Reading More" -
This site has short, engaging, and enthusiastic presentations designed to inspire others to read the same book.
http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/books/booktalk.asp

VoiceThread -
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
http://voicethread.com/
Create a free account to view tutorials.

xtranormal -
Mission is to bring movie-making to the people.
http://www.xtranormal.com/
Tutorial - http://edu.xtranormal.com/watchmovies/