Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Examples of movies for CI 432/532

Here are some examples of movies I created or other students created using iMovie or Movie Maker. You can upload to YouTube, TeacherTube, Facebook, or embed right in your blog as I have done here. This allows you to more easily share you work without worrying about whether they use quicktime or windows media player. Uploading also ensures that the movie will be small enough for streaming and resolution issues.

A Library PSA movie created on Windows Movie Maker:

A Library Book Trailer created on iMovie HD:

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I have officially written my first (big) grant...

I authored my first federal grant a couple of weeks ago! It was a time-consuming process but gave me invaluable experience for future grant writing. District staff is listed as contact agents but I wrote the grant in its entirety.

Title of the grant: "Improving Literacy through School Libraries program, subpart 4 of Part B of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)."

Title of our project: "Building a district-wide collaborative 21st-century literacy network with Follett Destiny Library and Textbook Manager System."

Here is the link to the entire grant application in .pdf form.