Video and Audio tools and formats (and places to upload your products)
Your own web space (make sure you can upload files) or:
Audio - Recording with Audacity (PC and Mac) and Garageband (Mac only) and how to convert to mp3
Video - MovieMaker (PC) and iMovie (Mac) and exporting as mov or mp4
NOW - for each person in your group - record 5 seconds of audio (on one file) and 5 seconds of video (on one file) and export it in a common format.
CLASS - A16
Course ‘textbook’ - any issues?
Course outline, assignment questions and deadlines!!!
Clarifying Assignments and signing up
Educational Twitter hashtags - Pick one or two in your subject areas from these many lists.
MetaTeachNition - define this with 2 other people
Shift Happens - are you ready?
Blogs vs wikis vs websites vs ??? - what should you choose???
- Blogs - generally one user and a linear (by last entry) format
- Wikis - single or multiple users, many pages, random access possible
- Web sites - more control but can be more work. Can arrange pages in any order
From the RWL
The Brain - “Will fast facts do to our brains, what fast food has done to our bodies?” R. Redekopp
Technology and the brain - connectedness (Turkle), distractedness (ADHD?), shallow-tasking (Carr) and unbelievable resources.
Start with this short NY Times article: The Science of Concentration
Then choose one more from among the following and bring your notes to class:
Gary Small - iBrain - text (Look Inside) or video choices or audio
Multitasking or Paying Attention: Winnifred Gallagher - the book Rapt, or video (around the 30 minute mark to find the multitasking stuff) audio
Your Brain on Technology - audio