Day 2

The Legal Stuff

LAUSD Permission to Publish and AUP forms
(Find them by going to the Policies link on the bottom of any LAUSD webpage.)

Copyright... and Copyleft using Creative Commons

Image Resources
Sometimes, you just need a few images to augment your collection for storytelling.

Places to find creative commons (and other) images that are free to use with attribution
Flickr (Blocked in LAUSD and many other school districts)

More Image Resources
Check out this document by Terry Richards
30 Places to Find Creative Commons Media


Planning a student multimedia project is essential. Storyboards help make planning easier.

Blank Paper
For stories, the best is just a piece of blank paper folded into 6 squares - both sides can be used for planning shots, dialogue, character development, and script.

Printed Storyboards
Storyboard Templates(download and print)
Generate a Storyboard (save as PDF and print)

Online Storyboard Generators
KidsVid This online storyboard generator lets you add shots, details, script, and more.

Desktop Storyboard Creator
Storyboard PRO (free from Atomic Learning)


VoiceThread is a versatile tool that allows users to create, connect, and collaborate around images, video, and text.
So many rich resources exist today on using VoiceThread in education.

  1. Create a Free Educator PRO Account
  2. Look at examples other educators have created and shared
  3. Create your own Voicethread and share with others

Compare the free Educator PRO Account to the (exclusively educator) paid accounts
VoiceThread - Pricing - K-12
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One of the most useful functions of the online collaborative tools you will be learning about is that most can be embedded elsewhere. This means you can embed your slideshow, Voicthread, poster and timeline all on one site, and even on one page. What makes this possible is the "embed" code. You will find it on most sites. Usually it is located in the "share" section. You select and copy this code, then paste it on other sites. For the purposes of this class, we will learn to embed on a wiki. This will be how you will share your work.
Here's how:
  1. Locate and copy the embed code from your project
  2. Go to your wiki page on this wiki site. Click the "Edit" button.
  3. Click the "Embed Widget" button. (It looks like a little tv.)
    Click! - Day2
    Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!
  4. Choose the type of media you want to embed. If you don't see the application you are using, click on the "Other HTML" space at the bottom of the list.
  5. Paste in the code you have copied.
    Click! - Day2
    Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!
  6. Click Save to save the embed code and Save again to save the page, and your media will then appear as if it part of the web page. Cool!

Day 2 Homework

  • Create a Voicethread that you could use in your classroom or that you could use with your colleagues.
  • Embed your Voicethread on your wiki page, so that others can view it by Thursday, May 7th. On your wiki page, please include an explanation of how you might incorporate this voicethread in an existing lesson
  • Visit the pages of other participants to view their VoiceThreads. Leave a comment on at least two other VoiceThreads.
  • After exploring this page with other classroom Voicethreads, please use the VoiceThread below to add your comments about how you might use this tool in the classroom.
  • Create an Animoto Educator account. It takes some time to get back your approval, so please register as soon as possible.
  • If you need help or want to leave a tip on something you have learned, visit the help/tips page and leave a comment in the discussion tab.