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Thursday, April 14, 2011

How to Make A Book Trailer

Anthony Capps has just completed two videos on How to Make A Book Trailer:

Part 1

Part 2


  1. This may be a dumb question, but can we still make book trailers when we are out of school? I was wondering because I would like to introduce books to my classes with trailers and if we can't, then I need to make quite a few in the next couple of weeks.

  2. ohhh yes! Jessica! That is a great idea!!! I am so doing that!

  3. We are making a collection of book trailers from all of your hard efforts-- so yes! PLEASE continue making them, please share them with as many classrooms as you can... AND when we get done compiling all your great book trailers on to a burnable disk format-- come make yourself a copy so you can share what your classmates have done too!

    I really believe in these book trailers as a means to get kids excited about reading, help them improve their AR test scores (because you are building prior knowledge before they even turn a page), and introduce technology to our school system in a non-intrusive way.

  4. Great! I wasn't sure what could still be done after we leave school. I really like making book trailers, so expect more! Oh, and I hear you know how to use different music?

  5. Great job Anthony. Nice to see so involved in the extra curricular stuff.

  6. Thanks Bridgette, but Doc has let it be all part of the job description!

  7. Dear EDM310 class,

    My name is Miriam and I am a third grade student in Mrs. Yollis' class. Mrs. Yollis shared with us your comments and told us about your class blog.

    We use a class blog to share with parents and friends about what we learn in school. Some kids who are good commenters were able to have their own blog.

    I am lucky to have my own blog called Miriams Magical Moments. Here is the URL:

    I hope you visit.

    Enjoy blogging,

  8. Dear EDM310,

    My name is Jaden, and I am in Mrs. Yollis' third grade class in California. I'm happy that I am able to comment with college-level students! When I look through your posts, I think I am going to learn a few new words.

    As Miriam said, some students earned their own blogs. I earned my blog by writing quality comments on blogs and having good behavior in class. My blog is called Jaden's Awesome Blog.

    Here is the URL:

    I hope some of your students write quality comments on my blog. :-)

    I have some advice for all of you. You should always check your comments before you press publish. Sometimes it might not say what you think it says. Your thoughts should be clear.


  9. Dear EDM310 class,

    We are Hannah, Grace, and Adia from Mrs. Yollis' third grade class.

    Thank you for leaving us so many quality comments on our class blog. Mrs. Yollis viewed all of your comments, and since you have 100+ students in your class, our teacher admitted that she could not possibly get back to every single one. Some of us stayed inside during lunch for charting since it's Family Blogging Month, and most of the comments that we saw were from you!

    The reason we have a class blog is...

    •It's a great way to "meet" people around the world. An advantage is that we make new friends, and we also get to learn about their country, state, province, or territory.

    •We get to also learn about different subjects such as quality commenting. Here is an example: If Mrs. Yollis posted about different quality comments, we would learn about how to write them.

    •What we also learn from blogging is that it improves our reading and writing skills. For example, writing a comment on fads helps us with writing skills, and reading comments that other people write helps our reading skills.

    All three of us have earned student blogs. Here is how we earned them...

    •Good behavior in class.



    •Good attitude in class.

    •Sometimes, if you are one of the top three winners in Family Blogging Month, you earn a blog by your accomplishment, but this only happened with Hannah, Miriam, and Adia.

    •Last but not least, amazing quality comments. (Not one, but a lot.)

    We do encourage you to get a class blog if you become a teacher. It is super fun! Here are the reasons why...

    •You can get a cute and adorable Voki. Grace's is Isabella, a dog, Hannah's is a girl, and Adia's is a girl also.

    •You get a bunch of visitors.

    •You get many comments.

    •There can be fun and exciting activities on your blog. Here is an example: Adia has an activity called Babble of The Month.

    Here is the URL to our student blogs: on the Go's Babble Blog's Hacienda


    Hannah, Grace, and Adia ♔

  10. Anthony, Do we have to use an Apple or can we use any computer to do this.

  11. I just Youtubed you back, but no ma'am! Kenneth Nelson and Rebekah Lloyd used alternative media editors like Windows Movie Maker. Check 'em out and see what you can do! Make sure you leave your words up long enough for kids to read.


    1. Hi Anthony, I was beginning my project and noticed that the Mac I was using doesn't have the same feature as the one in the video around 4:38. Is there an alternate way to it or should I just use the lab Macs.

  12. If anyone needs a partner for their final project then please let me know!