Module 2-XtraNormal

In this Module, you will be learning about XtraNormal and how you can use it in your classroom.  You can find a copy of the lesson plans attached at the bottom of this page.  While they were originally intended for my course work, please feel free to adapt them for your needs.  

What is XtraNormal?  
XtraNormal is an on-line program that "brings movie-making to the people."  This program gives anyone the ability to create a movie while only using text.  Characters and settings are provided in a variety of collections and once you have made the determination on the collection you want to utilize, all you need to do is type what you want your characters to say!  It is that easy!  When you are done, you can publish your movie and add it to a web page or e-mail a link to share with your colleagues or students!  

Here are links to some sample movies for you to check out before we get started.  These movies were created by XtraNormal:

In the video below, you will see how easy it is to set up an account.  When you are ready, head on over to the site to get started!  

XtraNormal Introduction

Click on this link to get to the site:

Now it is time to create your first movie!  Check out this video below to help you get started!

Creating Your Movie

And here is what the final product looks like!  Now wasn't that easy?!  

The Finished Product

After you have created your movie and published it to your movie library, you are ready to share it with the world!  Follow this tutorial on how to embed your movie into your website:

Embedding Your Video

Congratulations on completing this Module!  Now you can add simple videos to accentuate your lessons or have your students create better projects!

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Cindy Stanfield,
Feb 19, 2012, 6:02 PM
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