Sunday, April 10, 2011

Audio Recording using Audacity

Podcasts put voice recorders to a shame.  You can find people using podcasts all the time. Podcast are used from talk show radio to lectures in the classroom.  We used a tool called Audacity to create a podcast.  When I was using audacity, I felt like I was make music because I could delete, rerecord and talk over the part that that was edited.  If anyone is in the classroom, this could be a useful tool to help the students student.  In graduate school, a lot of professor put their lectures in the form of podcasts just in case someone misses class or needs to take notes for a test.  This is most definitely a great tool and something that I will use in the future.

Hypermedia 2011: Capture (Snagit)

Hypermedia 2011: Capture (Snagit): "Snagit is a cool tool and something that I needed when I was doing my senior project in 04'. Snagit is somewhat like the Print Scrn op..."

Capture (Snagit)

Snagit is a cool tool and something that I needed when I was doing my senior project in 04'.  Snagit is somewhat like the Print Scrn option on the computer.  If you ever used the this function, you know that you have to copy and paste what you Print Scrn from the previous window to use it in a paper or something.  Snagit makes things much more easier.  Snagit takes a picture of a screen and use different function in the same window.  You can use different shaps, colors and other tools to doc up the picture.  For example, you could use Snagit to show some one how to use a computer program.  In this assignment, I used snagit to show how to use google maps to solve a math problem.  The students had to use google maps to find routes from home to a city and back to their home.  I will be using this more often. 

Here is the link  Check it out.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Video Editing

I made my first Digital Story today.  This was pretty cool also.  I took me a while because continuely messed up a lot of times.  But this was a great experience.  Now I can finally make me a natural hair journey video.  Pretty excited.

Doc Manipulation

This week in class we created a newsletter in Microsoft publisher.  I think I have been totally sleeping on Microsoft publisher.  I had a great time creating the newsletter and it looked so professional.  I did newsletter on using Technology to help students learn Mathematics.  Being that this generation is born into technology, we will have to incorporate it in the schools also.  If you think about, we have 6 year old that have cell phones and many that can use the computer better than some of us grown ups.  In the newsletter I showe and explaine how technology can successfully be incorporated in the teaching of Mathematics.  Enjoy!!!