Showing posts with label Playing with Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Playing with Media. Show all posts

Friday, May 3, 2013

Video - How to Use Audacity and Other Tools to Create Podcasts

Have you been thinking about creating your own podcasts? Would you like your students to create and publish their own podcasts? Not sure how to get started? The following video from Dr. Wesley Fryer walks you through how to create multiple track podcasts using free tools including Audacity and AudioBoo.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Great Interview Questions List Generator

Last night I had the pleasure of interview Wesley Fryer about his new ebook Playing With Media (full disclosure he gave me free access for review). The interview will be published next week after I have some time to edit it. One of the things that I told Wesley during the interview is that even though I look at hundreds of tech tools every month, I still found some new-to-me things in his ebook. One of those great new-to-me things that I found in his ebook is Story Corps's Great Questions Lists and Great Questions Generator.

The Great Questions Lists and Great Questions Generator provide you with excellent questions that you can use when interviewing people about their lives or about the lives' of others. The Great Questions Lists is just a list of questions that you can select on your own. The Great Questions Generator will help you select the best questions for the person or people you're planning to interview.

Applications for Education
I remember a couple of times that one of my English and or Social Studies teachers had my class interview a parent, grandparent, or community member. I'm sure there are plenty of teachers who still do that. The Story Corps Great Questions List could provide students with a framework for questions for those interviews.

On a related note, here is the latest animated story from Story Corps. It's a about a fearsome Sunday School teacher. I think you'll enjoy it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Playing With Media is a Great Blog and eBook About Remixing Media

Playing with Media is an ebook that Wesley Fryer is developing. To complement the development of that ebook, Wesley is maintaining a blog related to the topics to be included in the book. Most recently, Wesley posted a blog entry about How to Talk to Your Students About Copyright. In the blog you will find sections about working with text media, videos, audio media, and how to handle Copyright-related issues.

Applications for Education
Wesley Fryer's blog was one of the very first I ever added to my RSS Reader and now I'm going to add Playing With Media to my subscriptions too. Playing with Media is already an excellent resource for educators and is sure to get better as Wesley adds more to it. If you have questions about creating multimedia projects for your classroom, check out Playing with Media.