What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog – Ask a Tech Teacher

What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog – Ask a Tech Teacher


What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog – Ask a Tech Teacher

A good deal of teacher-authors read through my WordDreams website. In this month to month column, I share a popular article with you on my teacher education blog, Request a Tech Instructor. If you are subscribed to WordDreams, you’ve probably currently go through this!

I’ve utilized PowerPoint for all of my e-book trailers so much, subsequent great instructions from Diana Peach (see url beneath PowerPoint), but I want to alter up the look in the past reserve of the trilogy, Dawn of Humanity so, I’m hunting for uncomplicated-to-use options. Listed here are a few I’m looking at:

  • Canva
  • PowerPoint
  • Windows’ organic and natural video clip editor

In the brief discussions under, I include how-to methods and examples of function concluded with them. The YouTube video clip in Canva and Home windows is from 1 of my go-to tech ed voices, Richard Byrnes.

Take note: I didn’t contain well known alternatives like iMovie and Animoto for the reason that they are familiar to most.

Some things you see (like the pictures and new music) may be part of the Canva Pro charge-centered alternative

https://www.youtube.com/view?v=mAJochoLo20

 

Here’s my most recent trailer–for Natural Collection, to be revealed late Oct 2022–made in Canva:

https://www.youtube.com/observe?v=jZhlvou9hvg

 

PowerPoint is a excellent way to develop a book trailer. I could go by means of all the techniques, but fellow Indie writer, Diana Peach, does it a great deal greater. Here are her move-by-phase directions:

 

https://mythsofthemirror.com/2019/09/10/e book-trailers-with-powerpoint/

 

Here’s the trailer I built for In opposition to All Odds, using PowerPoint:

https://www.youtube.com/observe?v=l5bpxvZDoSY

This is Windows substitution for the previous Windows Motion picture Maker. I have not employed it just lately due to the fact alternatives like PowerPoint and Canva are so significantly just for a ludite like me!

https://www.youtube.com/check out?v=n5pu7JjQw14

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Extra options I found when I researched this post that you may be fascinated in:

If you aren’t but to the place of deciding on a recording tool, maybe wondering irrespective of whether a e book trailer is a good concept and how to arrange one if it was, here’s a excellent small video from Reedsy:

https://www.youtube.com/look at?v=CW0YzZfQe1k

 

What do you use for e book trailers? I’d really like to listen to what operates for you.

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Jacqui Murray is the creator of the popular Gentleman vs. Nature saga, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the acclaimed Setting up a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from higher university to United States Naval Academy. She is also the writer/editor of in excess of a hundred publications on integrating tech into instruction, adjunct professor of technology in education and learning, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, and a freelance journalist on tech ed subjects. Search for her future prehistoric fiction, Organic Choice, Summer months 2022