Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer

I have been watching a young boy (aged 12) talking about developing an app.  For his age not only is he incredibly gifted but what a self assured speaker he is, most adults would not be able to speak to an audience with the confidence he shows.

I was also very interested in comments posted on the site relating to this video, while most are full of admiration for Thomas there are a few people who don't seem to be able to resist making derogatory statements - the tall poppy syndrome. Let's all nurture these kids, they are inspiring.

Teachers - encourage don't hold back...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dvolver Moviemaker

A fun little web 2 tool is Dvolver Moviemaker where the user creates a small movie in the matter of minutes.

The user selects a background and a sky, then selecting characters, adding the conversation (comic book balloons), music and titles. You are then able to email the link to others.

This could be used to teach about direct speech with English grammar as well as many other ways.

I did make a movie and used the embed html to add to this web site and although it shows in the editing view it does not come up quickly in the published view so I deleted it.