Multimedia In The Classroom<br />Marcella Reppenhagen<br />
Most Useful Tool<br />The tool that I found to be most useful was the image editing tool, Picasa3. I just recently started using it this year to put my pictures online, however I never used the photo editing portion of it until this course. <br />I really like how user friendly it is to edit images through this program and how it keeps the editing simple. <br />This a tool that I will definitely be using on a regular basis.<br />
Successes<br />I feel very successful with the work I completed for this course! <br />It was exciting to edit images for the first time and to find it simple and enjoyable. <br />I also thought that the voice thread was interesting and something that my students would truly enjoy doing for some of their projects. <br />
Challenges<br />I experienced a little bit of a challenge with Windows Movie Maker.<br />I wanted to upload music from a different website, but couldn’t figure out how to do that, so had to just use generic music from my computer.<br />Also, I had some trouble when it came time to publish the completed video to YouTube. I had to try several times before it actually worked. So, this was slightly frustrating, but I am happy that it did work out in the end. <br />
Online Learning<br />I really enjoy online learning! <br />I love how I can work at my own pace and on my own time.<br />The Moodle site is very easy to navigate and all of the resources and tutorials that Rich posts make the learning experience less stressful.<br />This is my third online course with Rich and I look forward to more!<br />
Image editing<br />These are the pictures that I edited using Picasa3. <br />I found it very user friendly and love that it uploads right to my online Picasa album!<br />Edited Images of My Puppy - Gracie<br />
Voice Thread<br />I thought that this was a fantastic tool to use in the classroom! (Love the “23 Interesting Ways to Use” slides.)<br />I used VoiceThread to show pictures of my 6th graders graduation. I’ll then post this on my classroom blog for the students to enjoy.<br />I will use this with my students for projects this upcoming year. <br />VoiceThread - 6th Grade Graduation <br />
Animoto<br />I absolutely love Animoto! <br />It is so user friendly, creates beautiful videos, and has a clean and professional feel to it.<br />I know my students will love it and can use it for projects in my classroom!<br />I did an Animoto video of some pictures from my best friend’s wedding. <br />Animoto - Donna’s Wedding<br />
Windows Movie Maker<br />I like how Windows Movie Maker makes creating a video very easy. <br />I enjoyed choosing the transitions I wanted, how long the pictures would stay on the screen, and fitting music to my pictures. <br />The final product comes out really nice and I can see how this would be a program my students would find valuable. <br />I made one for my best friend’s bachelorette party. <br />WMM – Donna’s Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt<br />
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