As a continuation of a previous post on the new HTML widget I have decided to add a little more focus for this one and concentrate just on media that can be embedded using the HTML widget. There are loads of resources out there but I have just chosen some that I get asked about using on a fairly regular basis. So here they are.
Espresso has loads of great resources that are often under used. The resources on Espresso can now be added to sites using the embed code provided and the HTML widget.
Animoto allows you to create a video file to embed that can contain photos, text, videos and more if you are willing to subscribe. It is incredibly simple to set up and create a video and would be a great way of introducing a new topic, review by students or to record and share the progress of an ongoing project.
I have blogged about Voki loads. I love it for it’s simplicity and how so many different uses it seems to lend it self to. I have used them to read stories, introduce new areas of Frog to pupils or to tell of a new competition that is coming up. It really lends itself nicely to MFL too with the opportunity to start a conversation and use other tools (ie. walls) in FrogLearn to allow responses.
Soundcloud allows you to create your own playlists of either audio files that you have uploaded or files that other people have shared. You can create your playlists band embed them into your sites to create relevant content in a new way. There are many different sound cloud playlists already created so it’s worth searching to see if someone else has already created a playlist that will work for you.
We all love free…especially when it’s free and useful. TrueTube focusses on videos relating to PSHE and wellbeing. The videos are very professional and cover a range of subjects in a very comprehensive and relevant way. The videos can now be embedded using the HTML widget to promote student wellbeing in your school.
Feel free to leave a comment with some more media you can embed. I will keep adding more posts with ideas for embedding in your FrogLearn sites.