Blog 201 - Addressing Learning Styles
Agenda: Review Learning Styles: http://podcast.arpisd.org/users/joy/weblog/5927f/Learning_Styles_Relevant.html
Each Content Concept should be REPEATED through Text, Audio, Video, Diagram/Graphic, and Simulation
Types of Media
.AVI - Master video = LARGE File. You will want to keep a copy of the .AVI file in your network folder to convert to any type of other more compressed video file (.MOV, .MP4, .WMV) The disadvantage of .AVI videos on this Blog is that they must be uploaded with the "paperclip" icon.
.WMV - This is a compressed video (smaller file) for streaming over the Internet using your Media Player to watch the video. This type of file must be uploaded with the Paper Clip Icon because it is not Apple compatable with this Blog server.
- QuickTime Video used by Apple products - Larger files than MP4 files. The advantage of .MOV files is that they can be uploaded with the Media (music note) Icon
.MP4 - very compressed video (smaller file) easy to upload using the media (music note) icon. FreeStudio will allow you to CONVERT .AVI videos to .MP4 videos so that they fit nicely into your Blog. We will learn how to create an .MP4 video at the end of this session.
.MP3 files are audio files that can ALSO be uploaded with the Media Icon to your Blog. The first thing we will learn to create is an audio file in the format of .MP3 using Audacity/Lame free software.
.SWF file is a Shockwave Flash video file. This is a small file capable of audio/video/animation and more! You will upload an .SWF file with the PaperClip Icon to your Blog.
|TYPE of Media
||Media Icon (Music Notes)
||.AVI (Master + Large)
.WMV (Compressed for Streaming on PC)
.SWF Shockwave Flash - (PowerPoint & iSpring)
|.MOV - Apple Quick Time
.MP4 - Compressed and Preferred
||.jpg & .gif (animated)
LET'S GET STARTED CREATING MEDIA
Learn how to record, edit, and export an audio file (.MP3) file to upload with the Media Icon to your Blog.
Learn how to record narration to PowerPoint and then upload to Blog as a video file (.SWF)
(5) Converting Videos with Free Studio:
Follow these steps
(a) Be careful when installing Free Studio to make the correct choices on each page of the download wizzard. Watch this Video
(b) Download Free Studio \\maroon\teachers\software\freestudio
and follow the instructions.
Things to Remember:
Media Types: We need to upload audio as .MP3 and Video as .MP4
FreeStudio will help us make video conversions from .AVI (master) to .MP4 (Apple compatible and compressed)
Ways students can respond:
Type into the comment section of YOUR BLOG
Respond on THEIR BLOG which you "WATCH"
Type their Blog address into YOUR Blog comment section and upload their product on THEIR Blog