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Friday, February 10, 2012

How to change your @edmodo avatar w/ @piterwilson Stop Motion Webcam #edtech #web20 #socialmedia #studentgallery

Students got to create animated "movies" of themselves utilizing the netbook's built in web cam and the great website Web Cam Stop Motion 

I have used other Web cam sites in the past, such as GIFUP, ( you can CLICK HERE to check out a previous post that I made using GIFUP for the same purpose)

But what I like better about Web Cam stop motion is that you can take up to 20 photos, it keeps track of them using the "onion skin" mode and it works great with the built in web cam

I gave my students the option to change their Edmodo avatar or display it on the class wall for Edmodo. If you scroll down to the bottom of the post - you can see our student gallery

DIRECTIONS TO APPEAR ON EDMODO WALL:

  1. Plan out a work of animation 

  2. If the site asks for access to the web cam / microphone ALLOW

  3. Shoot 20 Photos of doing something in a progressive movement

  4. Hit: "Sava and Publish Animation"

  5. Then select "Watch this Animation" to save the actual image, you can also post it to Facebook or Twitter by selecting the other options

  6. Your animation will appear on its own screen, then select "Download this animation"

  7. Your image will now appear on its own web page. In case you get a red "X" on the screen, go back to the last step and right click on the "Download" link and select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As" instead

  8. Once your image appears on its own web page (probably surrounded by just white) right click on the image and select "Save Image As / Same Picture As"

  9. Make sure you know WHERE you are saving it, I'd recommend your "My Pictures" folder

  10. NOW go onto Edmodo

  11. Type something in the status update box, such as "here is my pic"

  12. Click "file" to attach

  13. Browse for the file you just downloaded and hit open or ok

  14. In the send to box - send it to your class

DIRECTIONS FOR EDMODO AVATAR:

Follow the previous steps 1-10

11. In Edmodo, click on Account > Settings

12. Hit the "browse" box next "upload a photo" 

(NOTE: YOUR IMAGE CAN NOT BE OVER 1 MB. YOU MAY HAVE TO LIMIT YOUR WEB CAM MOVIE TO ABOUT 10 IMAGES OR LESS, OR USE ANOTHER PROGRAM SUCH AS GIMP TO CHANGE THE SIZE)

13. Browse for your file and hit ok / open

14. Save your personal info


Check out the student gallery below

In order to see the animation, select "View Full Screen"


1st block

2nd block

3rd block

5th block

6th block

7th block