Saturday, November 27, 2010

Find the direct link to a blog post

For our "checkpoint blog post quizzes" for class, and other assignments, you need to copy and paste the DIRECT URL or web link to the blog post you wrote for a specific class assignment. The following screenshot shows where you can click on our blog posts to get a particular blog posts' "permalink." Make sure you copy THAT link, instead of the link that happens to be at the top of your web browser when you are viewing a post.

21classes permalink

This is similar to the way you need to copy the direct link of a Google Map in a specific place. (See this FAQ post for more on that.)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

How should I give image attribution in a VoiceThread?

VoiceThread provides a great way for students to provide "clickable" links to the websites where they originally found images used in their interactive digital stories. When editing an image in VoiceThread, click below the image in the thumbnail in the left column of the screen to add a title and link:

Click to add a VoiceThread title and link

Then add the desired title and link. You'll want to copy the link first from a web browser. It's a best-practice for students to copy down the web addresses / URLs of websites where they find images they are using in projects AS they find them during the research process.

Add VoiceThread title and links

The final VoiceThread will show the image title and link when a visitor mouses over the lower right corner of thumbnail images in the VoiceThread.

Links to VoiceThread images