Web Toys

I continue to enjoy playing with the latest and greatest web toys and producing more fluff for the internet. Animoto  allows you to upload images and select songs and then creates a video for you. You can then post it anywhere you would like. I sent these off to YouTube as well as posting them on my Facebook page. Not bad for a couple minutes of playing around while I was waiting for some other files to upload to a site for work.

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Google Earth 4.3

I remember when I was so excited to use the Google Earth application before. To show students the world and have them explore. Then there was the rumblings about street view and satellite imagery. Now, this version 4.3 preview really brings it together in a tool that will make it possible to really get a feel for that far away French Riviera town that you and your partner want to get away to, or that your students want to see because it is a location in the book you’re reading.[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/V4LfKcn3WxE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]