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Audacity And Photo Story In The Classroom

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Audacity and PhotoStory in the Classroom

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Audacity And Photo Story In The Classroom

  1. 1. Audacity and Photo Story in the Classroom PowerPoint created by: Tim Childers during a presentation at the TAMS Conference, Memphis, TN Anne Marie Joyce Music Teacher Propel East
  2. 2. What Are They? <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A free download tool to record audio files (voice, music, or both) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photo Story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A free download tool to create movies out of still pictures, text, and audio </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why Audacity? <ul><li>It’s free and open source! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s available for both Mac and PC. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s fairly intuitive and doesn’t require a large investment of time to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>It will do 90% of what most people need. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of what you learn in Audacity can be applied to other audio editing programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular, updated frequently, and has good documentation and discussion boards online. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Audacity <ul><li>Download at http://audacity.sourceforge.net </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will also need the LAME Encoder for MP3 at http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~raa110/audacity/lame.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click here if you have never used Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Click here if you have used Audacity </li></ul>
  5. 5. Audacity Tutorial Click the Red Circle to RECORD
  6. 6. Audacity Tutorial Click the Gold Square to STOP
  7. 7. Audacity Tutorial Click the Green Triangle to LISTEN
  8. 8. Audacity Tutorial You can insert mp3 and wav song files You can narrate and insert sound clips (dogs barking, Jaws theme, etc) You can change your voice to sound like the opposite sex The ideas are limitless!
  9. 9. Audacity Teacher Ideas <ul><li>Record make-up work for absentees </li></ul><ul><li>Record mini-lessons for students who need remediation </li></ul><ul><li>Record songs that emphasize skills or rules that need to be remembered </li></ul><ul><li>Record short stories for struggling readers </li></ul><ul><li>Record short segments for a Voki </li></ul>
  10. 10. Audacity Teacher Examples <ul><li>Make-up work for absentees </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Songs </li></ul><ul><li>Short Stories </li></ul>
  11. 11. Audacity Student Ideas <ul><li>Record book or movie reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Practice reading and listening to one’s self for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Tell personal or fictional stories written in class </li></ul><ul><li>“Teach” mini-lessons on topics they have mastered </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct interviews for assignments </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why Photo Story? <ul><li>It’s free and open source! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s fairly intuitive and doesn’t require a large investment of time to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>It will do 90% of what most people need. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a simple drag-and-drop program </li></ul><ul><li>Popular, updated frequently, and is widely used by teachers in all grade levels. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Photo Story 3 <ul><li>Download at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx </li></ul><ul><li>Click here if you have never used Photo Story 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Click here if you have used Photo Story 3 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Photo Story 3 Tutorial Import Pictures
  15. 15. Photo Story 3 Tutorial Some Pictures may need the black borders removed for better transitions
  16. 16. Photo Story 3 Tutorial Drag pictures into the order you want them
  17. 17. Photo Story 3 Tutorial You can record your narration
  18. 18. Photo Story 3 Tutorial You can change the way the pictures transition
  19. 19. Photo Story 3 Tutorial You can select or create music for background
  20. 20. Photo Story 3 Tutorial Finally, export it as a movie file!
  21. 21. Photo Story 3 Teacher Ideas <ul><li>Create visual mini-lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Create fun ways to teach objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Create music videos </li></ul><ul><li>Create short story or novel synopses </li></ul><ul><li>Create a movie to introduce yourself to the class </li></ul><ul><li>Create a movie to introduce your class on parents’ night </li></ul>
  22. 22. Photo Story 3 Student Ideas <ul><li>Create visual book reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jp2kidcasts.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create digital stories (fiction or non-fiction) </li></ul><ul><li>Create an introduction of the student to the class </li></ul>
  23. 23. Where Can I Get Audio? <ul><li>http://www.garageband.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freeplaymusic.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://ccmixter.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.findsounds.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freeaudioclips.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.webplaces.com/html/sounds.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.soundamerica.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// music.download.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.storycorps.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to check out copyright policies at each site! </li></ul>
  24. 24. Where Can I Get Photos? <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.piotrpix.com/free-image-gallery </li></ul><ul><li>http://photorack.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.creatingonline.com/stock_photos/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sxc.hu/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>http://gimp-savvy.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.photo.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.imageafter.com/ </li></ul>
  25. 25. Where Can I Get Photos? <ul><li>http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.soople.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Please be aware that not all gallery sites are appropriate for all age levels. Always look through a site before allowing your kids access. </li></ul>

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