Become a Presentation King with Cartoonster

Cartoonster is an ultra cool site that features free tutorials  for all you future cartoon artists out there. Cartoonster’s tutorials show you how to get started, choose (and use) the right tools, create your first animation, animate simple shapes in 3D, and even how to make those 3D shapes jump. So you won’t get bored while you’re learning, you can change the background color, participate in an owl-naming contest, or click on entertaining quick videos between tutorials. This site  has been around for a long time, but I figure, like they say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” right? Try using ideas you learn from Cartoonster to create a presentation to share what you have learned on a recent research topic, and impress your classmates and teacher with your awesome skills.


What’s Wordle? via Go!Animate and VodPod

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more about “What’s Wordle?“, posted with vodpod
Hooray again! I also made this Go!Animate video about Wordle earlier but again couldn’t get WordPress to cooperate. Sure the videos are only in tiny mode, but if you want to see them in full screen mode, go to Go!Animate by clicking on this link, and look for my account. You can also go to ScreenToaster to view the Xtranormal video. I want to marry VodPod now.

How to Make Xtranormal Videos via VodPod and ScreenToaster–Finally

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Hooray for VodPod! I had tried earlier during the school year to post this video on WordPress directly from ScreenToaster, with no success. ScreenToaster is awesome for creating screenshot videos, and WordPress has its own share of awesomeness, but WordPress and I never can seem to work out our differences on Shockwave/Flash issues. Finally it occurred to me to try VodPod, that I used to use all the time for posting videos with their cool Firefox “Post to WordPress” button. Well, no luck. But then I posted the video directly to VodPod. Then I posted from VodPod to WordPress. Sure it’s a 754-step process, but look how pretty it is! In case you have never seen my “How to Make Xtranormal Videos” video via ScreenToaster, here it is! Hooray for VodPod, ScreenToaster, Xtranormal, and a little bit for WordPress. And, oh, yeah, me!