Embedding fun

100th Day

By kathy41 | View this Toon at ToonDoo | Create your own Toon

For the 6th Teachers Challenge activity we were encouraged to embed media of one sort or another. I decided to share this cartoon which I created in ToonDo in (literally) five minutes for this post in case there are folks out there who haven’t yet heard of this great tool.  Trust me, I am no artist and I’m not terribly witty, but I’ve used this comic creator on my library webpage to advertise my book fair and Family Reading Night and other programs. The possibilities (for adding props, special effects, etc.) are unbelievable, and I’ve barely scratched the surface. But if I can do this in five minutes anybody can!

By the way, the cartoon references my previous post with resources for teachers for the 100th day of school–coming up on February 7 in my neck of the woods!

You can see my first attempt at using Slideshare here.  I also wanted to mention another site for hosting presentations.  Scribd is another service that’s quite similar to Slideshare and relatively easy to use.

Not a lot of time this week to play with new tools, but I am definitely going to check out AnswerGarden and some polling sites when I get a chance.  I can see applications for these for me and my library for sure.  Thanks to the folks at the TeacherChallenge for the great new ideas!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim Y
    Jan 31, 2011 @ 03:10:46

    It’s great to discover another Primary school Teacher-Librarian!

    I really enjoy using ToonDoo too for our LRC blog. Have you made a ToonBook yet? They’re lots of fun to do as well.

    I’ll be doing my Embedding post shortly…still catching up and also busy with getting ready for our new school year here.

    I’ll return again soon to explore your terrific blog…

    Kim 🙂

    Reply

    • buchlady
      Jan 31, 2011 @ 10:53:49

      Hi,
      Thanks so much for your visit; It’s been fun to “meet” other elementary librarians as well. I haven’t done a ToonBook yet, but now that you recommend it I’ll take a look! This challenge has been great, but it seems like lately I can’t keep up! What I’m really looking forward to is learning about how to increase my readership. After all the work, we want readers, right?

      Reply

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