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Online media for your class

  1. 1. Online Media for Your Class Using multimedia to spice up your class Lisa W. EDT 5, Spring 2011
  2. 2. Who could use this? <ul><li>Anyone teaching a course in class or online </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web 2.0 tools <ul><li>Check out http://www.go2web20.net/ for many applications you could use in your class, ranging from a website to share files to blogging to money tracking help. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Capture a video <ul><li>Capture a video of a program you use on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Jing Pro to capture the video and your voice (make sure you have a microphone): http:// www.techsmith.com/jing / </li></ul><ul><li>Upload to YouTube to share with your class. </li></ul><ul><li>Include captions using CaptionTube: http:// captiontube.appspot.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Visit this site for another way on how to add captions: http://mashable.com/2010/01/16/youtube-captions-how-to/ . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Find Supplement videos <ul><li>Find videos from online sources to supplement your class </li></ul><ul><li>Some sources: Google videos, National Geographic, PBS Nova, How To, Howcast, Sutree, Frontline, YouTube </li></ul>
  6. 6. Slideshows & Docs online <ul><li>Put your PowerPoint slides online for instant sharing to your classes and/or the public. Visit: http:// www.slideshare.net / </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google Docs to create and collaborate with your students on Word documents, Excel, or PowerPoint. Create questionnaire forms for class feedback. Visit: http:// docs.google.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Comics and cartoons! <ul><li>Create fun comics strips & cartoon videos to illustrate a concept, idea, method, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Strip Generator, Super Hero Squad, Pixton, Chogger are great places to create strips. </li></ul><ul><li>Use xtra normal to make cartoon movies. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blogging <ul><li>Students can write journals. Teachers can blog about their class. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google’s blogger to create a free blog. Visit: www.blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Read other education blogs for ideas: http://oedb.org/library/features/top-100-education-blogs . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social Media Websites <ul><li>Use Facebook to create an online class group. Students familiar with Facebook can collaborate easily on this medium. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload pictures, share links, announce important dates and events, answer questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter can also be used for date/event announcements. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Podcasts <ul><li>A podcast is a series of digital media files that could be downloaded. </li></ul><ul><li>Use existing education podcasts to supplement your class. Visit: http:// education.podcast.com / and http:// epnweb.org / for samples. </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own audio podcasts to supplement your class. Visit: http:// poducateme.com /guide/ for more information. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Elluminate <ul><li>Use Elluminate for interactive live lectures in your online classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can participate in chatting and asking questions live. </li></ul><ul><li>You can do PowerPoint slides, videos, and more. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Enjoy the Multimedia! <ul><li>Classes with Multimedia can create more avenues for students to learn the material, especially in this Information Age. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore what works and what doesn’t; get feedback from your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Have Fun!  </li></ul>

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