Stop-motion Biology Definitions: A Survey

Have you heard of Vine? It’s a Twitter app that allows users to record 6-second, looping videos and upload them to Vine and other media, like YouTube and Facebook.

We are considering building short stop-motion Vine videos to define the glossary terms in the Hoefnagels Biology textbooks. A prototype of the idea is below. Each video would be posted on Vine, YouTube, and here on this blog under the tag “Vine”. In each case, the videos would be easily searchable by topic. If you watch from the Vine app on your phone (our username is Leafcutter Media), the video automatically loops itself continuously. Here, you’ll have to click the repeat button to watch it again. [EDIT: Oh, I’m still learning about Vine. I figured out how to embed the Vine video. It’s at the bottom of this post.]

We’re curious if you and your students would find this resource useful. Please take a second to answer the survey question below. If you have thoughts for how we can improve on this idea, please share in the “Other” box below or in the comments section. Thank you!


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5 Responses to Stop-motion Biology Definitions: A Survey

  1. Gaffin, Douglas D. says:

    I like this version much better than the one I saw this morning.

    Nice, -DG ========================================= Douglas D. Gaffin David Ross Boyd Professor Department of Biology University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 73019 405-325-5149 ddgaffin@ou.edu http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/G/Douglas.D.Gaffin-1/ [cid:B7D077B0-868E-4718-9660-DCFEB8362201]

    From: Teaching nonmajors biology <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: Teaching nonmajors biology <comment+pyxhxu7txe1hn-i-x_xpv9@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:05 PM To: Doug <ddgaffin@ou.edu> Subject: [New post] Stop-motion Biology Definitions: A Survey

    nonmajorsbiology posted: “Have you heard of Vine? It’s a Twitter app that allows users to record 6-second, looping videos and upload them to Vine and other media, like YouTube and Facebook. We are considering building short stop-motion Vine videos to define the glossary terms i”

  2. Jon Hoekstra says:

    Works much better as a looping video (Vine) than as a single-play. Goes by way too fast to get anything out of it as a single-play. So make sure you implement as a loop or embed Vine directly.

  3. Pingback: Two Outstanding Videos: One for Natural Selection and One for the Genome | Teaching nonmajors biology

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