Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tool 5: Web 5.0?

I played around with xtranormal and adimoto. Since xtranormal requires that you pay to publish the project I cannot embed the results right here. Though I am using blogger to talk about my experience with these tools, so that counts as another one right?

I did find it interesting at how quickly xtranormal was able to take anything I typed and synthesize it into voice. I could see some students using this to produce instructional items if they didn't want to talk on camera. Though having to pay for results is a bit of a downer.

I did produce an animoto using some pictures of a sidewalk chalk activity I did this year. I suppose I could have the students produce one of these to show off their work but you have to pay for anything longer than 30 seconds.

Try our video maker at Animoto.


  1. How did you embed your Animoto video into your blog? I can only see how to insert a link to it. I tried it with Jing but there was an error.

  2. After you make the video, grab the embed code and copy it. When composing your blog post, in the upper left you there's a set of buttons that say Compose and HTML. If you click HTML it'll show you the raw code for your post and you can paste the video embed code from earlier in there. That should do the trick.