Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Screencast with Jing

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The original size was a little big for my blog, so I changed that in the code to 600 x 400 (random numbers, i should have used a multiplication factor to be more exact and keep proportions)

It was simple & easy. Start Jing, select the frame to capture, click start, record, save, upload to screencast, copy screencast embed code, create blog post, paste embed code, done.

This is flash based (as most are) so it will not play on an iPad, iPhone.

Screencast Test with Jing

I used Jing (free version) to capture a screencast using my iMac and Smartboard next to it.
I uploaded to Screencast (2 GB free version)  and copied the embed code.


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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Test MP3

copied code and used Dropbox to host MP3
but need to insert link in 3 different places

here is a different on, only put link in one place

or multiple player

better yet
this website allows you to customize a player
pick player and work with generate

or using myBrainshark

One big issue with this is universal access. The embedded players are flash based, so they do not work on iPad/iPhone/iTouch. myBrainshark does work on iPad, so it must not be flash (?).  But the code mentions shockwave/flash, so i am confused.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Testing myBrainshark

i uploaded a photo and recorded on top, then copied their embed code.....does it work??

testing link to mp3

Does this link work??

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1st Semester Portfolios

We are wrapping up the first semester.  Students are working on a portfolio summary for their classes.  I have asked them to create a presentation that will embed in their blog that shows/demonstrates their learning of the concepts this semester.  They should also discuss/reflect a bit on that learning (did they "get it" right away, struggle, what helped them...).  They need to include  pictures of their work or pictures showing the concept, and annotate with an explanation.  They might take pictures of tests/quizzes or make drawings of the topics.  They can find images on the internet.  Some images are in documents in their Google Docs.   Most are using Google Docs Presentation to create this (will be easy to embed in Blogger). A few are using PowerPoint.  We have to figure out an easy way to embed this in Blogger.  One solution I know of is to export slides as JPEG's and put Google Docs Presentation.  Maybe they have a photo sharing account somewhere that they can create a slide show to embed.  We have 3 days scheduled in the computer lab.  This might not be enough time.  They need to do some work for homework.  I asked them to start plotting & planning the 2nd week of Holiday break. No one did.  Since some things lend themselves better to video (moving things, construction process for Geometry) and they might need their voice for their/discussion/reflection/explanation, I think they might need to embed 2 different artifacts, one presentation (slide show) & one video.  We will see.  Time will be tight.

Since they did not blog as much as I hoped/wanted, they will have to create or find some things elsewhere. If they had done as much blogging as I wanted, they would be able to just grab things from previous blog posts, trimming it down to the core of the concepts (since we usually do several different things to learn 1 concept).  Hopefully 2nd semester they will understand this.