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1.  Start your History Fair website project off right by watching the Prezi, "Digi-Telling History."

http://prezi.com/iy54vqh6wtq2/student-copy-digi-telling-history-updated-nov-2013/

student prezi

2.  Download and print the WEBSITE GUIDE

You are now ready to register for your History Fair website!

Click here to register

Only websites built on this editor will be able to enter the History Fair. The editing system will give you a URL that looks something like http://12345678.nhd.weebly.com-- if the URL you are given does not begin with numbers, stop immediately and contact your teacher or the History Fair office. Once you register and get your site's URL, you MUST submit your URL, username, and password to the History Fair office.

Website How-Tos

Recommended Editing Resources for Building your Website

History Fair Website Builder (REQUIRED)

• NHD Website Editor (http://nhd.weebly.com/): Students are ONLY allowed to use the NHD Website Editor to create and submit their websites.

Image Editing

• FotoFlexer (http://fotoflexer.com/)

• Adobe Photoshop Express (http://www.photoshop.com/tools)

• Pixlr (http://www.pixlr.com/)

Tube Chop  http://www.tubechop.com/

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/ (It's an add-on to Mozilla Firefox ONLY and it allows the user to download the video file from the website. This allows the students to download the file they see on other websites and cut them in editing software like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker or similar programs. Then can then upload their clipped media to websites and cite them appropriately.)

Virtual Interviews

• Skype (http://www.skype.com)

• Google Voice (http://www.google.com/voice)

Rolling Transcriptions of Interviews of Other Unintelligible Audio

http://www.widgetbox.com/widgets/

Document Sharing

• Google Docs (www.docs.google.com)

Audio Recording and Editing

• Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)

• KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/)

• Realplayer (www.real.com)

YouTube Video Downloader  • KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/)

(Student tip: If you find sources on YouTube or Google Images, go to the original URL if possible then download from there. It is better in the bibliography than “YouTube”)

Notes and Citation Managers

• Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/)

• Citation Machine (http://citationmachine.net/)

• EasyBib (http://www.easybib.com/)

 

Turabian style is also known as CMS or “Chicago” style; though the preferred method of citation, MLA is accepted as well

 

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