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Monday, December 23

  1. page corachen edited ... "The Flamboyant Greek Soloist" showcases the dances of an exotic fish named Zanclus,…
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    "The Flamboyant Greek Soloist" showcases the dances of an exotic fish named Zanclus, the genus name comes from the Greek word for "sickle."
    I have also created an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/printquiz.php?title=Flamboyant-Greek-Soloist-from-Deep-Sea-1http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=Flamboyant-Greek-Soloist-from-Deep-Sea-1 (printable page)
    The 2nd. video of the ocean series is "The Dancer in Fancy Costume." Duration: 0:02:21
    The Dancer in Fancy Costume from cora on Vimeo.
    Here is an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise (on colors & prepositions) for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/printquiz.php?title=Dancer-in-Fancy-Costume-1http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=Dancer-in-Fancy-Costume-1 (printable version)
    The 3rd. video of the ocean series is "The Dancer in Stripes." Duration: 0:01:36
    The Dancer in Stripes from cora on Vimeo.
    Here is an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise (on colors & prepositions) for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/printquiz.php?title=Dancer-in-Stripes-1http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=Dancer-in-Stripes-1 (printable version)
    I am making a series of short videos about the wonders of the ocean and putting them all in one blog: http://ocean.edublogs.org/
    This series of videos can raise the students’ awareness of environmental issues so that they can join the public to take actions to protect the marvelous, beautiful species, the ocean and nature.
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    4:56 pm
  2. page corachen edited ... "The Flamboyant Greek Soloist" showcases the dances of an exotic fish named Zanclus,…
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    "The Flamboyant Greek Soloist" showcases the dances of an exotic fish named Zanclus, the genus name comes from the Greek word for "sickle."
    I have also created an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/quizshowall.php?quizid=3109http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/printquiz.php?title=Flamboyant-Greek-Soloist-from-Deep-Sea-1 (printable page)
    The 2nd. video of the ocean series is "The Dancer in Fancy Costume." Duration: 0:02:21
    The Dancer in Fancy Costume from cora on Vimeo.
    Here is an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise (on colors & prepositions) for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/quizshowall.php?quizid=3231http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/printquiz.php?title=Dancer-in-Fancy-Costume-1 (printable version)
    The 3rd. video of the ocean series is "The Dancer in Stripes." Duration: 0:01:36
    The Dancer in Stripes from cora on Vimeo.
    Here is an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise (on colors & prepositions) for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/quizshowall.php?quizid=3243http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/printquiz.php?title=Dancer-in-Stripes-1 (printable version)
    I am making a series of short videos about the wonders of the ocean and putting them all in one blog: http://ocean.edublogs.org/
    This series of videos can raise the students’ awareness of environmental issues so that they can join the public to take actions to protect the marvelous, beautiful species, the ocean and nature.
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    4:31 pm
  3. page corachen edited ... The ideas of making videos of the indescribably beautiful ocean species came to me just after …
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    The ideas of making videos of the indescribably beautiful ocean species came to me just after my first glimpse of the exotic creatures of the deep sea with dashing bright colors and surprising shapes at the California Academy of Sciences. I was totally captivated by the natural wonders. While walking through the aquarium, I remembered hearing the multiple exclamation marks generated by each of the spontaneously exciting remarks uttered by many visitors, from toddlers to the elderly, who were marveling at the colorful ocean species. That was a productive day on January 2, 2008, when I took my tiny digital camera with me to the aquarium to try out its video function. I was filming the species through the glass panes to get enough footage that can be edited into a few short videos.
    The 1st. video of the ocean series is “The Flamboyant Greek Soloist.” Duration: 0:02:29
    The Flamboyant Greek Soloist from cora on Vimeo.
    "The Flamboyant Greek Soloist" showcases the dances of an exotic fish named Zanclus, the genus name comes from the Greek word for "sickle."
    I have also created an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/quizshowall.php?quizid=3109 (printable page)
    The 2nd. video of the ocean series is "The Dancer in Fancy Costume." Duration: 0:02:21
    The Dancer in Fancy Costume from cora on Vimeo.
    Here is an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise (on colors & prepositions) for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/quizshowall.php?quizid=3231 (printable version)
    The 3rd. video of the ocean series is "The Dancer in Stripes." Duration: 0:01:36
    The Dancer in Stripes from cora on Vimeo.
    Here is an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise (on colors & prepositions) for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/quizshowall.php?quizid=3243 (printable version)
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    4:23 pm

Monday, February 13

  1. page corachen edited ... Usually, I came up with the questions for my interactive exercises during or after I edited my…
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    Usually, I came up with the questions for my interactive exercises during or after I edited my videos. Before filming, it’s usually hard to predict what kind of footage I could obtain. For example, the fish in my second and third videos were swimming in the same gigantic tank with many other fish. Sometimes, the fish in my second or third video would swim near me for only a few seconds and then disappeared. I had to be very patient to wait for the same fish to swim back toward my direction a while later. That’s why the same fish would appear in different video clips (e.g. clip # 9, 15, 20, 28, etc.) It was during the editing process that I put the same fish from various clips together while alternating the directions of the fish swimming to the left and to the right, which created the illusions that the same fish was swimming back and forth continuously near me. At this point, I could usually come up with the general outlines of the interactive exercises and what kind of questions to ask. The next step was to shoot the suitable still pictures from my videos for the exercises.
    Here is another version of the video quizzes created by using the quiz builder developed by Ryan Detwiler, founder of ESL Video, Inc., an educational software development / production company: Many thanks to Ryan for his kindness and encouragement!
    http://corachen.web.officelive.com/video.aspx http://cora-videos.blogspot.com
    Choosing the Suitable Colors for the Title/Credit Pages:
    The color that I first chose for the title/credit pages of my third video looked great on my computer screen, but when I look at it on some computers at school the following day, it looked a little too strong, which might make some people feel nervous. Then, I realized that the same color might look different on various computer screens because of the various screen resolution settings. Some computers have the right screen resolutions, while others might need some adjusting—maybe the contrast is too high, or brightness too low. Because of this, I chose another more neutral, lighter color for the title/credit pages of my third video so that this color would look nice on various computers. It’s important to keep the visual effects of colors in mind while choosing colors to enhance the videos, because some colors might make viewers feel calm while others might make viewers feel nervous.
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    "We had a blog workshop last week at Mission (Campus,) which generated a lot of interest among teachers. I showed a few examples of teacher blogs, including Cora's and Diane's blogs. Teacher's were impressed and inspired...
    A.H."

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    11:22 am

Thursday, February 18

  1. page participants edited ... Cora Chen {cchen.gif} ... my ESL page: http://corachen.com/esl.aspx page I am excite…
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    Cora Chen
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    my ESL page: http://corachen.com/esl.aspxpage
    I am excited about having the chance to join Evovideo08 this year. I only have a tiny digital camera with a video function. I would like to explore the possibilities of producing video clips or slideshows in various ways with such minimal equipment.
    Berta Leiva
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    6:09 pm
  2. page corachen edited Cora Chen ESLpage: http://corachen.com/esl.aspx ESLpage The ideas of making videos of the in…

    Cora Chen
    ESLpage: http://corachen.com/esl.aspxESLpage
    The ideas of making videos of the indescribably beautiful ocean species came to me just after my first glimpse of the exotic creatures of the deep sea with dashing bright colors and surprising shapes at the California Academy of Sciences. I was totally captivated by the natural wonders. While walking through the aquarium, I remembered hearing the multiple exclamation marks generated by each of the spontaneously exciting remarks uttered by many visitors, from toddlers to the elderly, who were marveling at the colorful ocean species. That was a productive day on January 2, 2008, when I took my tiny digital camera with me to the aquarium to try out its video function. I was filming the species through the glass panes to get enough footage that can be edited into a few short videos.
    The 1st. video of the ocean series is “The Flamboyant Greek Soloist.” Duration: 0:02:29
    ...
    The 2nd. video of the ocean series is "The Dancer in Fancy Costume." Duration: 0:02:21
    Here is an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise (on colors & prepositions) for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    ...
    (printable version)
    The 3rd. video of the ocean series is "The Dancer in Stripes." Duration: 0:01:36
    Here is an interactive comprehension check and basic vocabulary exercise (on colors & prepositions) for ESL learners at the beginning level. This exercise can be done after they watch this video:
    ...
    (printable version)
    I am making a series of short videos about the wonders of the ocean and putting them all in one blog: http://ocean.edublogs.org/
    This series of videos can raise the students’ awareness of environmental issues so that they can join the public to take actions to protect the marvelous, beautiful species, the ocean and nature.
    ...
    Usually, I came up with the questions for my interactive exercises during or after I edited my videos. Before filming, it’s usually hard to predict what kind of footage I could obtain. For example, the fish in my second and third videos were swimming in the same gigantic tank with many other fish. Sometimes, the fish in my second or third video would swim near me for only a few seconds and then disappeared. I had to be very patient to wait for the same fish to swim back toward my direction a while later. That’s why the same fish would appear in different video clips (e.g. clip # 9, 15, 20, 28, etc.) It was during the editing process that I put the same fish from various clips together while alternating the directions of the fish swimming to the left and to the right, which created the illusions that the same fish was swimming back and forth continuously near me. At this point, I could usually come up with the general outlines of the interactive exercises and what kind of questions to ask. The next step was to shoot the suitable still pictures from my videos for the exercises.
    Here is another version of the video quizzes created by using the quiz builder developed by Ryan Detwiler, founder of ESL Video, Inc., an educational software development / production company: Many thanks to Ryan for his kindness and encouragement!
    http://corachen.com/video.aspxhttp://corachen.web.officelive.com/video.aspx
    Choosing the Suitable Colors for the Title/Credit Pages:
    The color that I first chose for the title/credit pages of my third video looked great on my computer screen, but when I look at it on some computers at school the following day, it looked a little too strong, which might make some people feel nervous. Then, I realized that the same color might look different on various computer screens because of the various screen resolution settings. Some computers have the right screen resolutions, while others might need some adjusting—maybe the contrast is too high, or brightness too low. Because of this, I chose another more neutral, lighter color for the title/credit pages of my third video so that this color would look nice on various computers. It’s important to keep the visual effects of colors in mind while choosing colors to enhance the videos, because some colors might make viewers feel calm while others might make viewers feel nervous.
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    6:06 pm

Friday, April 10

  1. page corachen edited ... There are actually various good alternatives to compress video files before they are exported/…
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    There are actually various good alternatives to compress video files before they are exported/uploaded to the video hosting sites/servers. It depends on different situations and different needs.
    The Editing Process:
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    write them afterwards?"afterward?"
    Usually, I came up with the questions for my interactive exercises during or after I edited my videos. Before filming, it’s usually hard to predict what kind of footage I could obtain. For example, the fish in my second and third videos were swimming in the same gigantic tank with many other fish. Sometimes, the fish in my second or third video would swim near me for only a few seconds and then disappeared. I had to be very patient to wait for the same fish to swim back toward my direction a while later. That’s why the same fish would appear in different video clips (e.g. clip # 9, 15, 20, 28, etc.) It was during the editing process that I put the same fish from various clips together while alternating the directions of the fish swimming to the left and to the right, which created the illusions that the same fish was swimming back and forth continuously near me. At this point, I could usually come up with the general outlines of the interactive exercises and what kind of questions to ask. The next step was to shoot the suitable still pictures from my videos for the exercises.
    Here is another version of the video quizzes created by using the quiz builder developed by Ryan Detwiler, founder of ESL Video, Inc., an educational software development / production company: Many thanks to Ryan for his kindness and encouragement!
    http://corachen.com/video.aspx
    Choosing the Suitable Colors for the Title/Credit Pages:
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    feel nervous.
    Choosing the Suitable Music for My Videos:
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    my aim.
    As

    As
    a result,
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    and music are enjoyable. Here
    "Cora, Wow ! These are terrific. What a great idea. The students must love being able to listen to relaxing music and focus on the visuals. I really like the exercises you developed. Lots of potential in the way you used the technology here. Thanks for sharing these.
    D.W."
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    2:53 pm

Thursday, February 19

  1. page participants edited ... Ryan Detwiler earned his BA in English and TESL Certificate at the University of California, S…
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    Ryan Detwiler earned his BA in English and TESL Certificate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1998 he taught video production to a high intermediate class of ESL students and has been hooked on producing video and web-based content ever since. After living and teaching in France and Japan for a couple of years, Ryan moved to San Francisco, California, to get an MFA in Motion/Pictures and Television at the Academy of Art University. In March of 2005 he founded ESL Video, Inc., an educational software development / production company. He co-moderated the EVO Video 07 workshop.
    Sergio Mazzarelli
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    Sergio Mazzarelli was born in Italy. After graduating from the Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", he continued his studies in the UK, where he earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Birmingham in 1996. Since 1997, he has taught a variety of EFL and literature classes at Kwassui Women's College in Nagasaki, Japan. In 2005, he created an experimental Moodle website for his college. This has now evolved into an official site used by hundreds of students. In 2007, he joined the EVO Video 07 workshop and developed a strong interest in video slideshows, which led him to establish the ESL Slideshow Exchange Siteas well as to create the orandazaka channelon YouTube and to upload his students' video slideshows to it. He hopes to continue producing slideshows and expand class exchanges based on them.
    He has also taken up photography as a hobby and regularly uploads his pictures of Japan to his flickr photostream.
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