1) Research a new technology. Use one of these websites to get you started:
- Gizmag - Gizmag covers invention, innovation and emerging technologies in all fields
- iTechFuture - Future technologies, gadgets, devices, green technology and more
- Wired - Gear -Daily technology news
- PBS Technology - News articles about new technologies
- Specialized webpages:
- Green Technologies (cars, solar, wind, etc.) - CNET Green Tech
- Space Technology - NASA Technology
- Sports Technology - Popular Mechanics Sports Science
2) Create a 30 second commercial advertising your technology using Movie Maker or Animoto -call me if you want to use Animoto, and I’ll get you a student account.
Use one of the 6 advertising techniques.
- Include a slogan.
Collect the URLs of the images you use.
When you finish your commercial, get the instructions from me in order to embed it in your blog.
3. If we don’t run out of time… blog about the technology.
- Explain which advertising technique you used for your commercial. How are you trying to sell your product? This needs to be a full paragraph, so give details!
- When you finish, you need to link the title of the article to the webpage it came from. Watch this video for directions:
This one is not a commercial, but it shows you what Animoto can do. Remember, ask me to make you a new account if you want this option!!