Dream Scenes, Nearing Completion

Dream Scene: Vet from Mr. Hodgson on Vimeo.

It seems like with every digital project, there comes a time when the teacher has to crack the whip and tell his young composers: the deadline looms, so stop chatting and get working. I made that statement yesterday, letting my sixth graders know that the end of class on Monday is our deadline for completing their Dream Scene digital stories.

Thus, a few projects began to trickle in yesterday, and I am quite pleased with what I am seeing so far. The aspirations are terrific, and the digital stories are coming along quite nicely. This year, I am really pushing the editing of the music levels with the narration levels.

I am trying to see if I can create an Animoto of a collection of Dream Scene videos and will share that out when it gets done, if it works. I am running into the problem of Animoto requiring music underneath the video, but I don’t want that: I want to use the narration/soundtrack of the kids. Hmmm.

Peace (in all of our dreams),

  1. You also have the option of VoiceThread but the playback can be iffy. It does allow for your own audio nicely and you have the option of feedback. (Which reminds me, I need to update Flash, Java, browser, etc. for a new school year.)

    • That’s true. Animoto won’t work because it requires background music (that sets the motion of the transitions) and it would be in conflict with the kids’ work. I may just add them into Flickr groups and share them out as a collection that way. Less editing work for me …

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