Welcome to Day 2

Working in Groups go through one of the 4 sections of
Share back with the class on your findings/observations

Downloading Youtube videos
To Download a version of a movie file, simply add copy and paste the video address into keepvid.com

Podcasting with Photobooth and exotic locations
More ichat effects


Ustream.T V is the live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size. Each day, people use Ustream to broadcast talk shows, concerts, important speakers, sporting events, weddings, special presenters or speakers, and even graduations to anyone anywhere with a high speed internet conecton.
Your very own free virtual TV Broadcast studio

Here is a list of 10 uses for Ustream in k-12 education from The Educational Mac http://theeducationalmac.com/blog/
  1. Sharing presentations with parents who might not be able to attend in person.
  2. Letting homebound students participate with class.
  3. Showing and recording student behavior so adminstrator is aware (both positive and negative).
  4. Allows parent’s who can’t normally come to the classroom to see what is going on in school.
  5. Live science demonstrations showing or receiving from others.
  6. Recording and archiving of teaching so students can review it later.
  7. Recording student presentations so parents, grandparent’s, etc. can view it later. (Password features help)
  8. Allowing guests, experts, etc. to come into the classroom from far away. (Platform neutral)
  9. Weekly school (broadcast) for parents.
  10. Nightly broadcast review of the day for students to watch at home.





Using Audacity for digital music editing and creating Podcasts.

http://Audacity.sourceforge.net (program compatible for Linux, PC, & Mac)
To remove voices: Go to: Effects-Vocal Remover

Finding and using OPEN SOURCE software

Here is the link to be able to save files from Audacity in MP3 format http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/

Copyright Handout and discussion of appropriate use of media

Garageband! ROCK ON!!! (I’m putting the band back together!)
Duplicate a note--Option and key highlighted

  • Search for a song to use in garage band (Google- song title & midi), control click to copy to disk or desktop, drag from the desktop to your garage band.
  • To create a new track click on: track, new track, software instrument or real instrument, create
  • Check out DETAILS!!! (bottom right)
  • Add your created loop to your list of loops-- edit, add to loop library, choose genre, instrument and mood descriptions, create
  • Find a loop off the internet (freeplaymusic.com or freesound.org) download, control click, download linked file as, as on desktop, drag into garage band (then you can add to your loops- follow above directions)
  • To save memory -- share, export song to disk, export, name it, save to desktop (changes to mp3 icon)-- you will not be able to edit each track b/c it becomes one track to save memory (original will remain a garage band icon)
  • *Export to iTunes -- share, send song to iTunes, fill in descriptions, share (now it is exported out to iTunes) -- you can burn a cd now, bottom right hand corner in a play list
  • GARAGE BAND TUTORIAL--Help menu--GarageBand getting started
  • NEED HELP!!!! - help, getting started PDF from the help menu


Make your own song or podcast for a Multimedia project! No need to worry about copyright restrictions here! It is all your own work.
timelessteacherstuff.com (reader's theater) -- each student could record their characters
Make recorded sound easier to hear duplicate it multiple times
Use Speech Enhancer to adjust background noise and sound

Film scoring with Garageband -using silent movies from archive.org
Sam Fox Silent Movie
"Sam Fox Moving Picture Music" in PDF format
Download Midi Files
All 23 MIDI files in a single ZIP file

Video Conferencing using ichatAV-mac to mac (60 day trial apple, system preferences, .mac, sign up) (ingraham@mac.com) and the isight Camera

Connecting with other teachers/classrooms via distance learning and Video Conferencing

Skype Free online phone calls and video conferencing cross platform.
Skype an Author: http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
50 Ways to Use Skype: http://www.teachingdegree.org/2009/06/30/50-awesome-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/

Interactive Whiteboard Basics

Quick Overview of What Google has to offer More... Even More

Google More...
Google Labs
Google Help Center

Creation of Gmail Account

iGoogle Overview http://www.google.com/ig

Google Docs in Education

Google Docs in Plain English (From The Common Craft Show)

The Tool: http://docs.google.com
The Crib Sheet: Google Docs in the Classroom [PDF]

Interactive Overview

Collaborative Activity

How will Google Docs be valuable to you in your role as a teacher?
  • As a team, create a doc, spreadsheet, Drawing, or presentation to illustrate your answer.
  • Share the file with everyone on the team as a collaborator.
  • Publish the file and share the url with the other team.
  • Add the url to this page below:
    • Teal:
    • Red:
    • Yellow:
    • Mauve:
    • Green
    • Orange

Additional Resources

Reflection - Lets create a form together to find out the following:

  • How has your understanding of Google Docs Changed?
  • What do you still want to learn about Google Docs?
  • What are your next steps?

Resources Classroom activities: All grade levels - http://www.google.com/educators/all_grades.html

Google in Education

Google for Educators
Educational Technology and Life (Google in Education Category)
See also the GooglEd Wiki

1.Create a Garageband song or podcast for your digital portfolio
2. Find your journal article and write your review and continue building your portfolio project folder on your desktop
3. Take some pictures on an educational topic of your choice for use tomorrow.
4. Work on your storyboard ideas.

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