Challenge #5- City of Heart & Seoul

For this challenge, it all about images, and how to add and use images in your blog. I decided to create a collage using photovisi about Seoul. There are so many things that I love about Seoul, so I’ve put together a few of my best shots of its delicious food, sights, and heart. It comes out clearer if you click on the photo. All of these are photos I’ve taken here in Seoul.

I also had a lot of fun using animoto, a website that makes videos for you. You can make free videos that last for 30 seconds. As a teacher you can sign up for the education version to get longer videos!

Some ideas that I’m getting for my classroom, is to make short video clips using animoto for things like field trips, publishing parties, big projects, etc. It takes very little time to make the video, but it looks really fancy! Also, it will be a good way to keep my parents connected to what’s happening inside the classroom.

Here’s a quick tour of my school! I’ve included photos of my classroom and our school building.  What do you think? How do you make your classroom cozy for your students? 🙂

9 thoughts on “Challenge #5- City of Heart & Seoul

  1. murcha says:

    Thanks for letting us peek into your world. I love travelling, but have not been to Seoul. It has some wonderful sights and the food looks really tasty. I like photovisi and its ability to make effective collages. Yours looks good. Love the way that you shared how you could use animoto as an application in your classroom and especially as a contact point with parents. Parents do like to know what is going on at school and this is a great way to encourage them to use and get acquainted with technology.
    Do most people who live in Seoul have internet access? Would most of your school families have internet access? I think that about 80% or our families in my school have internet at home, but some are still on a dial up connection which makes accessing a lot of images time consuming.

    • jee young says:

      Most of my students have Internet access at home and I’m sure it is probably fast. Overall, Seoul is a very technologically advanced, and the Internet connection is pretty fast!

  2. murcha says:

    Hey Jee Young, when I clicked submit for my comment, I realised that you have a word press blog. How did you embed you animoto into word press? Did you have to tweak the code? I find that there are so many codes, animations and multimedia that I cannot add in the usual manner to wordpress as it just does not like them. Edublogs is no problem but my wordpress blog looks quite bland as it really only has images and links. However, I have discovered how to add a youtube video and other videos in the last couple of weeks.

    • jee young says:

      What did you mean by embed the animoto? I wasn’t able to embed the video directly on my wordpress blog, I just linked the page with the video. How did you manage to embed youtube videos onto your blog?

  3. Britt Gow says:

    Hi Jee Young,
    Thanks for participating in the Teacher’s Blogging Challenge and sharing your images of Seoul. I really like your Photovisi collage showing the wonderful food, places and culture of your city. Are the “Other Cool Blogs” in your blogroll written by teachers at your school? Your blog looks like a great place for students and parents to share what goes on in the classroom and celebrate their learning.

    • jee young says:

      Hi Britt! I’m glad you liked my collage. The other cool blogs are blogs of friends I have in Seoul, back in the States and some other ones that I happen to like to read. This blog is mostly a professional blog for myself and other teachers. I actually have a separate blog for my classroom and parents here:
      http://mskimgrade5.wordpress.com

      Thanks for leaving a comment!!
      –jee young

  4. A Earl says:

    I love of the small touches you’ve included in your blog. The photos and video really help give a sense of who you are. I have been struggling with what to put on my About page, so thank you for the inspiration. Your school and classroom look very inviting.

    • jee young says:

      Thanks for your comment! I enjoyed being part of this blogging challenge because it has helped me spruce up my blog. I hope you are learning a lot through the challenge as well.

  5. Sharon says:

    Jee! Thanks for the suggestion to use photovisi — I’m definitely going to try it! I’ve been collaging photos for a long time now, but I’ve only tried it with Snapfish and Kodak Gallery so the options are limited and they come out looking fuzzy. By the way, I like your “blinkies.” :p

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