Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Final Project Reflections

This project was not as bad as i thought it was going to be.  It went alot smoothly once i figured out the programs I was using.  I think with the help of this technology, I could be able to present information to my class more excitingly.  I believe that iMovie will soon replace power point in classrooms.  Now with my knowledge of these programs I will defiantly use them in my future classrooms and a teaching tool.  The only trouble I could see was the struggle to figure out the system and how to publish your projects. 

Both audio and visual videos

When I started doing the last two assignments of the project, I ran into many difficulties.  At first it took me about 3 to 4 hours to just figure out how to use iMovie.  Then, after I figured out iMovie i had a problem transferring the picture I had on my computer to the iMovie media.  I had to put them through iPhoto to get them on there.  After figuring that out the project was not that difficult.  The transitions from slide to slide was so much easier with the help of iMovie.  I was able to do alot of editing because of iMovie that i feel like some other programs were not able to do.  All in all the project wasn't as bad as i thought it was going to be. 

Audio Recording Reflection

The audio recording that I did was a recording of a children's book.  I had my colleague Richard Manzi read aloud the book entitled " If You Give A Mouse a Cookie."  We really didn't encounter to many problems while recording.  The hardest part was figuring out how to set up garage band.  Our first recording we did had the metronome in the background, which inhibited you from hearing Richie clearly.  After I figured out how to get that off, the project went smoothly and I was able to finish in no time.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Top 5 Favorite Blogs

1.  http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337
                 - This blog focuses on hands-on activities.

2. http://thespian70.blogspot.com/
                - This blog focuses on integrating technology.

3. http://teachforus.org/
                - This blog talks about news from teachers points of view. 

4. http://hoodamathblog.com/
                - This blog gives entertaining ways to teach math.

5. http://youthvoices.net/
                - This blog is a blog that is written by students, it gives their point of views.

Hope you enjoy, and they are helpful!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10 Recommended Websites

Here are 10 teaching websites I recommend that you guys check out:
1. http://www.yolinkeducation.com/education/teachers.jsp
2. http://www.spicynodes.org/
3. http://www.khanacademy.org/
4. http://www.wondrousworksheets.com/
5. http://www.kidgen.net/
6. http://www.lessonplans.ws/
7. http://www.tolearnenglish.com/
8. http://www.premium-sale.com/
9. http://www.gamequarium.com/
10. http://www.vocabularya-z.com/vocabweb/freesample.do?campaign=vocabsft10

Those are the 10, I hope they are useful

Monday, October 3, 2011

Project Proposal !!

So here is my project proposal:

For the audio portion of this project, I will be reading the children book, “If You Give a Moose a Muffin.”  I will do the narration of the book and maybe include some people to read the other characters.  I will rely on my Macbook to be able to pick up the recordings. 

Video #1:
 For my first video I will be making an instructional video that will teach the audience the proper way to tie a tie.  I will repeat each step, making it easy to follow along and keep up.  I think iMovie will be fine to help make the movie. 

Video #2
 For my second movie I will incorporate both audio and visual components.  I will use still pictures I take of the different steps to properly hot wax a ski.  Then I will combine the pictures I have taken and my voice I record to  describe each step.  I plan on using the iMovie on my Macbook along with a recording device on it to make this video.  

So that's my proposal, I hope you guys like it!