The Transcendentalists

From Stanford University
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/transcendentalism/

From Washington State University
http://wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/amtrans.htm

From PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/icon/transcend.html


The Assignment


Online assignment's URLs can be emailed to Mr. Ambron at Bill_Ambron@englewood.k12.co.us

Check out these unique Assignment Examples


Glogster
http://www.glogster.com/
Poster yourself, mix graphics, photos, videos, music and text into slick Glogs. Create a unique poster online for any class.

Example: http://tharper.glogster.com/trancendentalism/

Animoto

http://animoto.com/
Beautiful videos from your images in minutes. We analyze your images. We feel your music. Get Started Then we produce a beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video piece. Fast and free to sign up. 30 second videos for free or $3.00 per video.

Example:http://animoto.com/play/p2jP3YqhNKia0X11g1eO6A

StoryTools


http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools
This is a super resource, listing tools that you can use to tell stories. Great for educational use with children for example, or for training purposes, or to make a point in a library (why it's a good/bad idea to xyz in the library) and so on.

Example:http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/mystorymaker/

GoAnimate

http://goanimate.com/
Go!Animate is a free online animation tool enabling everyone to create their own animated stories and share them with the world.

Example:
GoAnimate.com: Barack Practice by tharper

Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It's free and fun!


VoiceThread

http://voicethread.com/
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too
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Example: http://voicethread.com/#q.b311222.i1651784

Wordle

http://www.wordle.net/
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
Example:
http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1401184/Feminism


Wix

http://www.wix.com/
Wix.com is a Flash website builder, built to create a simple way for everybody to build and design Flash websites.
Make a free website like a pro: Whether it's business or personal, music, art or photography, the Wix Flash website builder is simple to use with a drag and drop creator.


Smilebox (can't see at EHS, but you could email your teacher the link to watch at home)

http://www.smilebox.com/
Smilebox is a photo service that lets you quickly turn life’s moments into digital creations you can share with others or save for yourself. Choose from hundreds of ecard, scrapbooking, and slideshow designs for every occasion. New designs are released every week. Personalize and share your Smilebox creation for free, or select premium options for print, DVD burning, expanded music choices, and no advertisements.


Slide

http://www.slide.com/arrange
Add photos, add text, and add WoW! Not your ordinary slide show!
Example:http://www.slide.com/r/fAUL9F6x6T8SJNgWzhtXyOAzILVx8OLt?previous_view=mscd_embedded_url&view=original