There are many tools that students can use when creating projects for this website. Each tool has advantages and limitations.
Project created with PhotoPeach.
Below is an example using PhotoPeach. This Web 2.0 application allows students to create a project from a PC or Mac computer. PhotoPeach uses Adobe Flash which is not compatible with the Apple iOS so visitors to the site will not see your video.
Menendez Landing on PhotoPeach
Project was created on an iPad using iMovie.
Download the video here:
The video above was created entirely on an iPad. The audio was recorded using GarageBand and iMovie to create the video. The still Images were located on the internet and saved to the camera roll and then imported into iMovie. After recording the audio and adding the background music the GarageBand project was sent to iMovie. The duration of the images were then adjusted to match the length of the audio recording.
Example of video uploaded to YouTube.
Script: In the early 1870s, William H. Gleason and William H. Hunt moved up the bay from Miami and founded the community of Biscayne. They brought with them the Miami Post Office, renaming it the Biscayne Post Office. Since the Dade County Court was wherever Gleason was, Biscayne was often the county seat and the meeting place of the county commission. Ephraim T. Sturtevant, Andrew Price, Edward Barnott and Dr. Richard B. Potter were other settlers of Biscayne. One early visitor was Julia Tuttle, the daughter of Sturtevant and the “Mother of Miami.” By the 1880s, many of the early residents were gone and the post office was closed in 1888.
Activity was renewed in Biscayne in 1892 with the building of the first county road, from Lantana to Lemon City, through Biscayne, and the post office was reopened. Later a railroad depot and a school were built. In the 1920s, Miami Shores was developed where the community of Biscayne once stood.
Old Florida Maps – Statehood & Later – Try to find Biscayne on one of these maps.
Miami in 1876 by Arva Moore Parks