Using Audio and Video in the Classroom


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A presentation given at a teacher in-service on basic audio and video use as a teaching tool in the classroom.

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Using Audio and Video in the Classroom

  1. 1. Burrell School District In-Service Monday, November 10, 2008 BRIAN QUERRY Pennsylvania Keystone Technology Integrator Discovery STAR Educator
  2. 2. <ul><li>Welcome and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>What you want to learn </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Making Audio Recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Making Video Recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Internet as a resource </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Time </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Level and Subject Taught </li></ul><ul><li>One thing you want to learn from the session today </li></ul>
  4. 4. 21ST CENTURY LEARNERS <ul><li>DIGITAL NATIVES VS. DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS </li></ul><ul><li>Our students are all NATIVE SPEAKERS of the technological language of computers, video games, text messaging, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Those not born in the current generation are considered DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS, having become fascinated by and adopting many of the modern technologies </li></ul><ul><li>PEW Study (October 2005): More than half of all teens have created some sort of multimedia content, with one-third having shared that content </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Demonstration (one-time) </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Support Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Meets needs of both visual and aural learners </li></ul><ul><li>“ Speak the same language” </li></ul><ul><li>Recent poll shows 85 percent of students ages 10 and up have either an iPod, .mp3 player, or cell phone </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Audio or video files distributed over the Internet using “syndication feeds” </li></ul><ul><li>People can subscribe to receive your program, so that whenever a new recording is posted, they get notified </li></ul><ul><li>NOT ALL RECORDINGS ARE PODCASTS! </li></ul><ul><li>Recording requires RSS coding (Really Simple Syndication) </li></ul><ul><li>Most podcast hosting sites will convert files to the appropriate format for you </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Term was created out of the term iPod Broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Many web site and programs have been created to host and access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podbean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CyberEars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SwitchPod </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do I need to make my recording a podcast? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribers will automatically be notified when you post a new recording </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Vocabulary or Concept Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Research Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Newsletter to Parents </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Write a Script </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Record your audio </li></ul><ul><li>Mix in any additional music (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Edit your audio </li></ul><ul><li>Save your file </li></ul><ul><li>Upload to a web server </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>To make an audio recording to use in the classroom, you need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer with audio recording software (Audacity) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site to host your clip (if posting online) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TeacherWeb </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast Hosting Site (if making a podcast) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Audacity How To Have Fun With Sound by “Audacitydemo” Thanks to This presentation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
  12. 13. Setting your microphone <ul><li>EDIT - Preferences </li></ul>Set your recording device to be your microphone
  13. 14. Recording Sound Click on the buttons inside the red box to find out what they do.
  14. 15. Recording Some Sound <ul><li>Press Record – to start recording </li></ul><ul><li>Press Stop – to stop recording </li></ul>
  15. 16. Editing Sound Click on the buttons inside the red box to find out what they do. These tools are explained in more detail in the following slides.
  16. 17. Selection Tool <ul><li>Make sure the Selection Tool is selected </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Mouse and highlight the sound on the track you want to edit or delete </li></ul>Highlighted Area
  17. 18. Envelope Tool <ul><li>Make sure the Envelope Tool is selected – blue lines will appear </li></ul><ul><li>Drag the Blue lines in or out to change the volume of the whole track </li></ul>
  18. 19. Timeshift Tool <ul><li>The Timeshift tool is for when you have more than one track </li></ul><ul><li>Move the track to where you want </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the Timeshift Tool is selected </li></ul>
  19. 20. Playing Sound <ul><li>Click Skip to Start – to put the cursor at the beginning of the sound or click where you want to start from </li></ul><ul><li>Click Play </li></ul>
  20. 21. Importing Sound <ul><li>File > </li></ul><ul><li>Select the sound you want and Open </li></ul>Import > Audio BE SURE YOU ARE USING ROYALTY-FREE OR PUBLIC DOMAIN MUSIC ONLY!
  21. 22. Deleting Sound <ul><li>Using the Selection Tool select the sound you want to delete </li></ul><ul><li>Press the Delete key on your keyboard </li></ul>Selected Area that will be deleted
  22. 23. Lets Have Some Fun <ul><li>To have fun with the sound, select Effect </li></ul><ul><li>Play around with the settings for each effect to see what they do </li></ul><ul><li>Select an Effect from the menu </li></ul>
  23. 24. Exporting to an audio file If creating a Podcast for the internet, export as MP3 . To burn to an audio CD or use your sound in Movie Maker, export as WAV .
  24. 25. <ul><li>What’s Next? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Store your sound file on your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer your sound to an iPod or .mp3 player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload your sound file for stand-alone listening to a web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload your sound file to be converted into a podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LIVE DEMONSTRATION </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>To make a video recording to use in the classroom, you need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Camera (Simpler is better) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Editing Software (optional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site to host your clip (if posting online) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TeacherWeb </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast Hosting Site (if making a podcast) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>EASIEST: FLIP Video Camera, Digital camera with a video feature, Webcam, or other USB cameras, including WebCams </li></ul><ul><li>“ Plug and Play” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record your video on the camera, plug in to the computer, transfer your completed video file </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quality is acceptable for basic classroom and online use </li></ul><ul><li>If high-quality video is needed, use a better digital video camera </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>Classroom Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put pictures together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film demonstration that is not practical during class time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parodies/Reenactments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review/Demonstration of Concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended Learning (add’l topics) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VIDEO DEMONSTRATION </li></ul>
  28. 29. STUDENTS CREATING AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS <ul><li>Allows students to learn new concepts in conjunction with their subject material </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Instruction / Student Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Though more work in setting up, often easier end result </li></ul><ul><li>Proper training on equipment/software is VITAL </li></ul><ul><li>Additional allotted class time </li></ul><ul><li>Permission forms for posting any work with student faces or names </li></ul>
  29. 30. INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE TIME <ul><li>Practice recording with Audacity and/or FLIP Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Create something for your classroom (if prepared) and save to your flash drive </li></ul><ul><li>Additional questions – please ask </li></ul><ul><li>Details needed? List questions on the sheet in the front of the room. I will post the questions and answers online. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>