TECH ACADEMY-Let's Give Them Something to Talk About- Motivate Students with Audio and Video in the Classroom

Description: Explore the wealth of existing free instructional audio and video resources. Quickly download or easily edit video and audio files that can be embedded into your curriculum. Customize existing online content to maximize instruction, collaborate, and save preparation time. Explore free user friendly tools to record your own video or audio files. This is great for blended learning that will increase student motivation.

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Objectives: The participants will ...
  • manipulate a variety of audio and video software programs.
  • create an audio file using Audacity
  • create videos using the following programs; PhotoStory3, Windows Movie Maker, Educreations, and Sock Puppets.

Audacity is a free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application.

Photo Story 3 is Microsoft's solution to digital storytelling in 5 easy steps. For those who want to create a basic multimedia movie without having to learn advanced video editing, Photo Story provides the perfect alternative while still allowing you to use the basics of any video: images, titles, music and narration.

Windows Movie Maker  is a freeware video editing software by Microsoft. It is a part of WindowsEssentials software suite and offers the ability to create and edit videos as well as to publish them on OneDrive, Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, and Flickr.

Educreations is an exciting app that transforms your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. It records your voice, handwriting and also allows you to insert pictures to produce your own personal video lessons that you and your students can share online.

Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.