Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tutorial Videos

Before I get in to tonight's topic, I do want to wish each of you a very Happy Holiday Season and hope that if you celebrate the Christmas holidays that it was a wonderful day and that you were surrounded with family and good friends.

I spent last week in upper New York state and spent the long weekend in Phoenix with daughter and family. It was sunny and a lot warmer than in was last Monday in Burlington, VT. However, the warmth of the participants all of last week compensated for the typical December weather.

Catching up on emails and newsletters today, I came across the new issue of TechLearning News , a suggested subscription you might look at, I noticed a tutorial that I liked alot. When looking over the tutorial website, I found that a few of these short videos did much to explain some of the Web 2.0 concepts I have touched on in this year's workshops. I suggest that you all look at Common Craft is the website that hosts these tutorials. I liked Social Bookmarking in Plain English which gives a great explanation of Delicious; Wikis in Plain English; and Blogs in Plain English. Take a look at these and see if they help with your understanding of these Web2.0 Tools.

One more thing that I thought was excellent in TechLearning News was a cute idea for using Photo Story 3 (the free download from Microsoft). It was used to make "Book Trailers" and the examples they show are really cute. Making Book Trailers with Photo Story3.

Now that I have suggested that you watch three tutorials and read about a good use of Photo Story3, please go back to enjoying your vacation time and get to this when you feel a need to start planning for January.

I would love to hear from any of you who might have some success with things I suggest in the blogs. It is really hard to know if I have readers!!!!