What I Learned Today – 12/10

Today in Mr. Little’s class we worked in the lab on the computers. Today’s goal in class was to learn how to use the website, Weebly. If you are thinking about turning your history fair project into a website YOU MUST USE WEEBLY. In order to use Weebly, you have to create an account. The username should be 15(student), the password should be your school password, and the email should be your ccsd66 google drive email. Once you are signed up, you may begin designing your website. Weebly editing and website making is pretty explainable in itself when you are signed up and logged in. There is no homework today!!

Here are some helpful links:

http://www.chicagohistoryfair.org/images/stories/pdfs/website_guide_2012.pdf

http://www.chicagohistoryfair.org/

(http://nhd.weebly.com/

Image Editing

• FotoFlexer (http://fotoflexer.com/)

• PicNik (http://www.picnik.com/)

• Adobe Photoshop Express (http://www.photoshop.com/tools)

• Pixlr (http://www.pixlr.com/)

Virtual Interviews

• Skype (http://www.skype.com)

• Google Voice (http://www.google.com/voice)

Rolling Transcriptions of Interviews of Other Unintelligible Audio

http://www.widgetbox.com/widgets/

Document Sharing

• Google Docs (www.docs.google.com)

Audio Recording and Editing

• Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)

• KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/)

• Realplayer (www.real.com)

YouTube Video Downloader  • KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/)

(Student tip: If you find sources on YouTube or Google Images, go to the original URL if possible then download from there. It is better in the bibliography than “YouTube”)

Notes and Citation Managers

• Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/)

• Citation Machine (http://citationmachine.net/)

• EasyBib (http://www.easybib.com/)

(p.s- those links are right off of the Chicago History Fair Website)

http://www.chicagohistoryfair.org/making-history/the-final-product/websites/website-tools.html

http://prezi.com/iy54vqh6wtq2/student-copy-digi-telling-history-updated-nov-2013/

Here’s a video if you are still confused on how to make a Weebly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBdOgTj7x7o

Pictures from today’s class:

-Meghan G

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