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Managing Audio and Video Files

  1. 1. Managing Audio & Video for the Classroom and Beyond Jodie Irlmeier and Ashley Prieksat Norwalk Middle School
  2. 2. Agenda 1. Validation 2. Audio/Video Tools 3. Other Resources 4. Sharing/Showcasing
  3. 3. Session Description <ul><li>Walk away with tutorials, instructions, and ideas for how to use audio and video for your lessons using free software. Use these strategies and resources to supplement your classes by making your lectures and demonstrations available anytime, anywhere! </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Vision of K-12 Students Today Video <ul><li>Created to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>inspire teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engaging ways to help develop higher-level thinking skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Validation <ul><li>Statics show to retain 80% of new learning, a person must hear it 20 times! </li></ul><ul><li>If you hear new learning once, retention is only 5%. </li></ul><ul><li>If a person hears and sees new learning, it counts double. </li></ul><ul><li>*Studies by Robert J. Marzano, “Classroom Instruction that Works,” Researched-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement </li></ul>
  6. 6. More Validation <ul><li>Students can listen and view learning anytime, anywhere. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>student absences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>student review </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>teacher absences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>remediation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Podcasting Types Podcasting Types Audio Enhanced Video Screencast
  8. 8. Podcasts <ul><li>A podcast is series of digital media files shared over the internet, which essentially includes four types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio podcast is audio only and usually mp3 format. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video podcast is online delivery of video content and preferred format is mp4. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced podcast combine audio podcast with synced images, similar to a narrated slideshow.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. iPod NOT Required <ul><li>You do NOT need an iPod to create or listen to podcasts! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can simply listen or download podcasts on their computer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The iPod or MP3 player would provide the flexibility to listen and view anywhere. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Audacity <ul><li>Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open and save MP3, WAV, AIFF and several other formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record live audio through a microphone or recordings from cassette tapes, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download at </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Audacity Resources <ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Example Uses for Audacity <ul><li>Reading quizzes and tests for SPED students (Audacity) </li></ul><ul><li>Record lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Student projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach general Audacity features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speeches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public service announcement (radio) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Screen Capture Software <ul><li>Windows Media Encoder is a freely downloadable media encoder developed by Microsoft. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert or capture both live and prerecorded audio, video, and computer screen images to Windows Media formats for live or on-demand delivery. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other screenshot options: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SNAGIT, free 30-day trial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jing, free at </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboard Function: print screen </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Examples Uses for WME <ul><li>Demonstration video examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Record lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Remediation videos </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint presentations </li></ul>
  15. 15. Flip Camera Ultra HD <ul><li>Pocket-sized, weighing only 3.3 ounces </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in memory for up to 60 minutes of high-quality video </li></ul><ul><li>2x digital zoom </li></ul><ul><li>Records high-quality H.264 videos that work with iTunes, iMovie, and iPhoto </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in software for instant viewing, editing, and one-click emailing </li></ul>
  16. 16. Flip Camera Examples <ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Media Converter <ul><li>Media Convert is free with no software needed. It works great for converting audio files, video, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio files – mp3 (MPEG3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video files – mp4 (MPEG4) </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Share/Showcase <ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SqoolTools - free, Moodle-based virtual classrooms for K-12 teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Shutterfly – Classroom website </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube or TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><li> - live video streaming of events online </li></ul>
  19. 19. Necessities <ul><li>A microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Recording software (Audacity) </li></ul><ul><li>Convertion software </li></ul>
  20. 20. Payoffs <ul><li>Increase student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Use as a motivational tool </li></ul><ul><li>Improve communication skills </li></ul>
  21. 21. Contact Information <ul><li>Jodie Irlmeier: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ashley Prieksat: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>