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Summer Presentation 2

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Part I: Audio and Video
Part II: Virtual Fieldtrips
Part III: Electronic Textbooks

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Summer Presentation 2

  1. 1. Summer Technology Series Week 2 Session 1: 1:00 – 1:25 Accessing Media Online Session 2: 1:30 – 1:55 (hands on) The Virtual Fieldtrip:  Breaking the Classroom Box Session 3: 2:00 – 2:30 Electronic Textbooks:  Pros, Cons, and Panic WELCOME!
  2. 2. Website of the Week <ul><li>Lifehacker.com </li></ul>
  3. 3. Podcast of the Week <ul><li>TechTalk4Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>http://techtalk4teachers.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Also: Don’t forget the ToTechasJesusDid podcast on the website and itunes (new episode available!) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Media on The Internet <ul><li>The Three Faces of Audio </li></ul><ul><li>The Three Faces of Video </li></ul><ul><li>How Do I Use These? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Audio on the web: Basics Streaming Media: Music/video downloaded and played directly into a media player (Flash, Realmedia, Quicktime) Downloadable Media: WAV, MP3, AAC, WMA: Audio File Types DRM (Digital Rights Management): Media Protection
  6. 6. Three Faces of Audio Internet Radio <ul><li>Free (usually ad based) </li></ul><ul><li>User chooses type of music or artist but does not control specific selections </li></ul><ul><li>Can be ported to smartphones/wireless devices </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking features </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Last.fm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AOLRadio.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slacker.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blip.fm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pandora.com </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Three Faces of Audio All-you-can-eat <ul><li>Monthly Fee </li></ul><ul><li>Complete catalog can be streamed directly from the website </li></ul><ul><li>Tools available for playlists or thematic stations </li></ul><ul><li>Music may be portable to select devices </li></ul><ul><li>Music Available for Purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhapsody ($12.99/month) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zune Store ($15.00/month + 10 downloads) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Napster ($5.00/month + 5 downloads) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Three Faces of Audio Purchase <ul><li>Uses MP3 or AAC formats </li></ul><ul><li>No membership necessary </li></ul><ul><li>DRM/no DRM </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon MP3 Store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walmart MP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3.com </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. four Faces of video Free Streaming Video <ul><li>User created/uploaded </li></ul><ul><li>Usually can be downloaded by use of third party software or Real Player SP </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Video usually has unlimited use </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachertube.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Viddler.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vimeo.com </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. four Faces of video Professional video <ul><li>Venue for Production Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Ad supported </li></ul><ul><li>Generally cannot be downloaded legally </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hulu.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network TV Sites </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. four Faces of video Live Streaming video <ul><li>Video available as it is recorded </li></ul><ul><li>May include live chat feature </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ustream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stickam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CNettv </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. four Faces of video Video Purchase <ul><li>Mainstream television and movies </li></ul><ul><li>Video is streamed, not usually available for download without DRM protection </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netflix </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. So How Do I Use This? <ul><li>Watch/listen directly from computer </li></ul><ul><li>Port audio/video to a media player (iPod, Zune, cell phone etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Stream audio to other device (wired/wireless) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless audio adapter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roku settop player </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Virtual Fieldtrips <ul><li>Why do it? </li></ul><ul><li>Three Kinds of VFT’s </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Your VFT </li></ul>
  15. 15. www.delicious.com/gdhuyvetter/virtualfieldtrips
  16. 16. Why Do It? <ul><li>Easier, faster, and cheaper than a real field trip </li></ul><ul><li>Broadens classroom resources </li></ul><ul><li>Moves from “sage on the stage” model to interactive model </li></ul><ul><li>Develops Internet resource skills </li></ul>
  17. 17. Three Kinds of VFT’s <ul><li>Illustrating resources: Classroom use of online resources to make learning more tangible </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher sets path: Creates a series of links and resources with guiding questions </li></ul><ul><li>Student created: Student includes links to web sites or personal content </li></ul>
  18. 18. Creating a VFT <ul><li>Overview: Give an overview of the project before the individual step by step directions </li></ul><ul><li>Directions: Sequential and clear. Students should respond regularly after each website visited </li></ul><ul><li>Check all sites for content, correctness, clarity </li></ul><ul><li>End with summation questions </li></ul>
  19. 19. Electronic Textbooks <ul><li>Delivery Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Values </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Negative Effects </li></ul>
  20. 20. Delivery Methods <ul><li>Online or Physical Medium </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/Reader/or Cell Phone </li></ul>
  21. 21. Positive Values <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Easier Revision </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighting Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Live Links </li></ul>
  22. 22. Possible Negative concerns <ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution Models </li></ul><ul><li>Change in Paradigm </li></ul>

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