Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Final Reflection

For the final part of the project I chose to do a step by step instruction on how to solve different, difficult math problems with my voice separately in the background.  I took pictures of each step it took to solve the math problems and described it as well.  It was difficult at first to line up the times of my vocal instruction with the pictures that showed what exactly was going on.  It didn't take long to get comfortable with the process and add different trasitions, along with the beginning and end credits.

I am happy we were able to do these projects because if we didn't, I would never have given these programs a chance.  I think they allow users to be extremely creative and once you spend some time with it, it is not too difficult to use.  I came into this project with very little knowledge about any aspect of the video and sound programs and how to use them.  With practice, along with help from Ian and Vinny, I was able to become familiar with different aspects of the programs that make for a successful video.  Editing can be confusing and frustrating at times but it can also be pretty fun if you have enough video to work with.  I am a fan of these programs and I would not rule out using them in my future classrooms, or for anything else.

How it's Gone

At the beginning of this project I was completely unfamiliar with how to make a video, edit it, and put it all together.  After experimenting for many hours with Windows movie maker and different sound recording devices I was able to put some practice work together to figure out how to use it before I put together my final project. 

The first work I did was with the sound only.  I had Ian read a poem by Robert Frost.  It took many tries to get exactly how I wanted it but once we did the final recording, it didn't require much editing.  We got lucky with minimal outside noises along with the fluent reading skills of Mr. Snyder.  The second was the direct video where I taught how to hit a baseball.  Finding a good place to film it was difficult because it was difficult to hear what I was saying inside. 
I am much  more comfortable now with these programs.  I know how to edit and add extra things to make the video more entertaining and attractive to its viewers

Monday, October 31, 2011

Blog Roll


Monday, October 3, 2011

built-in audio

Built-in Audio with Video

-I will teach the class how to solve a math problem in a unique way.

-This technique works when multiplying multiple-digit numbers that begin with the same number.

-Students will be able to multiply quicker than before once they have learned this technique and larger numbers will not seem so intimidating.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

stand alone audio

-I will be reciting the poem “After Apple Picking,” by Robert Frost.
lone Audio
-Robert Frost is a New Hampshire native who creates poems, such as this one, that makes his life relatable to ours.

how to hit a baseball

How to Hit a Baseball
-I will teach the class how to hit a baseball properly while beginning with a comfortable batting stance and leading into how a batter should look and feel when they finish.

-After I demonstrate this process step by step the class will be able to attempt to hit a baseball as best they can disregarding all previous experiences in baseball.

-Whether you are a beginner or a professional, every hitter should look like Albert Pujols (as seen below) does at the point of contact in order to be successful.

-I believe that anyone who follows these instructions will be able to hit a baseball, at least off of a tee, better than they could before.