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Technology tools for senior projects

  1. 1. Technology Tools for Senior Projects 阮枝賢教授 Steve C. Yuen, Ph.D. Visiting ProfessorNational Kaohsiung Normal University Professor EmeritusThe University of Southern Mississippi Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages. Kaohsiung, Taiwan December 14, 2012
  2. 2. The 7th Graduation ExhibitionDepartment of Foreign Language Instruction Wenzao Ursuline College of Language
  3. 3. Graduation Exhibition• Format – Theme – Tracks – Concurrent Sessions – Poster Sessions• Professionalism• Conference Programs• Conference Regulations
  4. 4. Senior Projects• Strengths – Good use of digital audio and video – Development of instructional and learning materials (books, CDs, teaching aids, games, and etc.) – Having both oral and poster presentations – Team effort
  5. 5. Senior Projects• Areas of Improvements – Online learning materials – Student-centered activities – Interactivity – Use of cloud-based applications/services – Project focus – Consistent quality
  6. 6. Senior Projects• Recommendations – Learner-centered design – Evaluations (formative and summative) – Students’ reflections – Digital collection (blogfolios) – Cloud-based technology tools
  7. 7. Recommended Technology Tools• Audio editing tool (Audacity)• Blog (Blogger)• Interactive poster (GlogsterEdu)• Online image editing (PickMonkey)• Online publishing (Scribd, Slideshare)• Podcasting (Podomatic)• Video (YouTube)• Online file converter (• Cloud storage (Google Drive)
  8. 8. Audacity• Open source software for recording and editing sounds.• Available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.• Record live audio.• Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files.• Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together.• Change the speed or pitch of a recording.• Download at []
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  11. 11. Audio Recording and Editing with Audacity
  12. 12. Blogger• Free blogging platform• Hosted by Google• Provide variety of attractive themes, plug-ins, and widgets• Add photos and videos to your post• Provide many features: Spell-check, Add labels, Mail-to-Blogger, Gadgets• Allow a team blog or private blog• Offer many templates• Available in 41 languages
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  15. 15. How to Create a Blog on Blogger
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  18. 18. Glogster• A Web 2.0 tool launched in 2007. (• Users create public or private “glogs” – short for graphic or graphical blogs – which are similar to interactive, multimedia posters.• Allows users to create free, interactive posters, or glogs.• Introduces students to 3-D communication skills, enabling them to communicate and evaluate information and meaning.• Users can incorporate vibrant multi-sensory resources on their glogs such as images, photographs, graphics, text, video files, and sound files.• Users can also comment on each other’s glogs
  19. 19. Glogster EDU• An educational component called Glogster EDU (• Allow teachers to create virtual classrooms and permit closer monitoring of content by teachers• Allow the glogs to be viewed either publically or only by the class• Ensure that students are displaying proper digital citizenship and can protect them from content that might be inappropriate for their age level• Glogster does not permit children under the age of 13 to register for the main site. Children under 13 can use Glogster EDU as a member of a teacher-created virtual classroom
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  26. 26. Register and Sign In• Go to
  27. 27. Create a New Glog
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  29. 29. PicMonkey• Simple online photo editing• Doesnt require a log in or register• Just visit the site and drag an image into the drop zone to get started• Offer real-time online editing tools to crop, rotate, resize, sharpen, adjust exposure, color, and apply effects Can overlay images and text• Get creative with a collection of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames
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  32. 32. Scribd•• A free, web-based, document sharing community and self-publishing platform• Let you publish, distribute, and share your own documents with the world• Support PDF, Postscript, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenOffice, Rich text, plain text, and other OpenDocument formats• Allow you to print your document and view it full- screen
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  36. 36. SlideShare•• Let users upload their presentations and share them online through a YouTube-like interface• Accept PowerPoint (ppt & pps), PDF, & OpenOffice (odp) files with a maximum file size of 30 MB for each presentation file• Presentations can be tagged, and comments left by viewers• Slide transcripts are automatically generated from text elements of your individual slides• Each slide has its own URL for reference• Has a Slidecasting capability that allows authors to synchronize slides with an audio file
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  40. 40. Podomatic• Find, create, distribute, promote, and listen to both audio and video podcasts• Record a podcast or vodcast directly to the Web• Handle RSS feeds and allow your listeners to subscribe to your podcast in iTunes
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  45. 45. YouTube• Online video streaming service that allows anyone to view and share videos• Accept many video formats (wmv, 3gp, avi, mov, mp4, mpeg, flv, and mkv)• Videos can be up to 2GB in size and 10 minutes long• Unlimited uploading• Allow linking and embedding clips to your blogs or Websites• Students can create projects with video and share them on the Web
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  49. 49. How to Use YouTubes Video Editor
  50. 50. File Conversion•• Free online file conversion• Support 5 different file format conversions – Audio – E-book – Document – Image – Video – Archive• Receive converted files via email
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  52. 52. Google Drive• Store your files in a cloud• Access everywhere• Available for PC and Mac, Chrome OS, iPhone and iPad, and Android devices• Share files with exactly who you want and edit them together, from any device• Collaborate with Google Docs• Get started with 5 GB of free space
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  55. 55. The End Questions or Comments?This presentation can be viewed online at: My Blog - My Tweets -