Thursday, March 14, 2013

Genetically Modified Crops/Foods Debate

This is my first time to use Animoto for storytelling. Two questions are raised: Are genetically modified crops/foods safe? Who will control the food chain: farmers or transnational companies?

Make your own slideshow with music at Animoto.

Having been a writing teacher decades ago, I could see how it is an excellent tool for stimulating creative thoughts in the classroom. It is clear that the tool primarily is meant for pictures without text. For example, there is little time for the viewer to read the book covers. The final clip is a diagram showing the linage of Dolly, a sheep who was born in July 1996 and was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. This proved that a cell taken from a specific part of the body could recreate a whole individual. At the time, the experiment drew heavy criticism. There was not much time to read the map either. Narrable seems more versatile.

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