A quick test to see if ticking the syndicate to mastadon via the Syndication Links plugin works. Like a lot of others I am poking around mastadon again. I think my preference is still POSSE from my own site for social. I didn’t like the way twitter has become the official comms for schools & government before last week.
Over the years I’ve often though that video is most useful as a tool for pupils to report on their learning and learn a little about making media. I have not changed my mind but recently I’ve found myself using it to share learning quickly myself quite often.
There are a couple of useful Apps I’ve been using to do this, both have, in my opinion advantages over iMovie and clips.
HyperLapse is one I’ve used for years now. It seems to be called ‘Hyperlapse from Instagram’ now. It is however free and can be used without having an instagram account. Its main purpose is to record speeded up videos. But the main feature I use it for is it smooths out hand held video with automatic stabilisation. This means you quickly move through the classroom videoing activity and get a fairly good result without editing.
Here is an example I posted to twitter today:
— Banton Primary (@Banton_Pr) November 8, 2021
Snapthread is another handy choice. It quickly pulls together videos from ‘live photos’ on iOS. You can add music, titles and the like quickly. I’ve found it especially handy in impressing visitors who ask me to tweet photos of their work with my class. I can usually get a video up in just a few minutes. You just need to try and hold the camera still for a moment or two before of after clicking the button. 30 second videos free, but I was delighted to be able to pay for longer ones to support an independent developer.
Here is a Snapthread example:
— Banton Primary (@Banton_Pr) September 29, 2021
I’d not claim any artistry or skill in making these videos but they only took a couple of minutes to create. The longest part was probably the upload to twitter.
I also upload these to our class blog. I’d much rather just use the blog but twitter is ubiquitous in Scottish education now:(
If you ever need an injection of positiveness, try this Twitter trick that'll show tweets with the word "love" from people you follow.
Well this is clever
1. Reading your & other blogs.
2. Resources, Twitter is good for easy short term sharing not for long term discovery.
Posting this via my blog, where it belongs and is organised by me in my online memory.
Along with avoiding @ewanmcintosh’s “keynote-speaker-sponsor-driven” & keeping to
@magsamond’s “non-hierarchical, open, peer-to-peer” I think early #teachmeet principals of everyone being willing to participate & serendipity of random were interesting ways to change dynamics.
@everythingabili See Micro.blog, likes are private, no follower counts, RT not available: What’s the difference between Micro.blog and Twitter? – Micro.blog Help.
Hey Pressto! Conference 2020 – A WordPress and ClassicPress conference which happens only on Twitter #HeyPresstoConf20 organised by Phil Barker (@philbarker) and Pat Lockley (@pgogy).
Plenty of interesting ideas, for example, the strong mention of classic WordPress and the Environmental Policy.
A while back I wondered about participating in PressEd using a blog and bridgy that might be an interesting way to take IndieWeb ideas to Hey Pressto.
A decade since I left teaching and it seems to have gone from free sharing of openly-licensed resources to edu-influencers getting people to like and retweet for resources
A lot to unpack in this. I was naively optimistic about open sharing (& about knowledge of copyright & licenses spreading).