Vlogs
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 19

Michelle Halvorsen, Texas School for the Deaf Austin, TX November 5, 2010 PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 61 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Vlogs , Blogs and Pod-Casts: Providing Vocabulary and Content Support at Home to Increase Student Retention. Michelle Halvorsen, Texas School for the Deaf Austin, TX November 5, 2010. Agenda. What are Vlogs and Why Should You Use Them? What did I do? Why did I do it? How did it work?

Download Presentation

Michelle Halvorsen, Texas School for the Deaf Austin, TX November 5, 2010

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Michelle halvorsen texas school for the deaf austin tx november 5 2010

Vlogs, Blogs and Pod-Casts: Providing Vocabulary and Content Support at Home to Increase Student Retention

Michelle Halvorsen, Texas School for the Deaf

Austin, TX

November 5, 2010


Agenda

Agenda

  • What are Vlogs and Why Should You Use Them?

  • What did I do? Why did I do it? How did it work?

  • Example Vlogs and Ways to Use Vlogs with Your Students

  • Step by Step Demo

  • “Play” Time


What are vlogs vod casts

What are Vlogs/Vod-Casts?

  • Vlogs/Vod-Casts

    • Video that can be uploaded to a website or downloaded to a student’s iPod or laptop for students to use a resource when reviewing vocabulary and important concepts

    • Example Vod-Cast:

    • You can find more examples on my class blogs: http://halvorsenbiology.wordpress.com/review-videos/http://halvorsenanatomy.wordpress.com/review-videos/


What are pod casts

What are Pod-Casts?

  • Pod-Cast

    • An audio recording that can be uploaded to a website or downloaded to a student’s iPod for students to use as a resource when reviewing vocabulary


Why use teacher created vlogs or pod casts

Why Use Teacher-Created Vlogs or Pod-Casts?

  • Provides specific vocabulary and/or content support at home that directly relates to what has happened or is happening in your classroom

  • Increases student retention

  • Increases student participation and engagement

  • Increases parent awareness of topics covered in class

  • EASY to create and upload!


How i first used vlogs my action research project

How I First Used Vlogs: My Action Research Project

  • Students were given a Pre-Test to assess key vocabulary

  • During the unit, I created and posted a video review each day that new material was presented

  • Students were required to view and respond to the review videos (graded component to encourage participation)

  • Students were given a Post-Test to re-asses key vocabulary and to determine progress


Impact on student performance pre test vs post test scores

Impact on Student Performance (Pre-Test vs Post-Test Scores)

  • During my action research:

    • All students (except one) who viewed four or more videos showed at least a 7 point (25%) increase from their pre-test to their post-test

    • All students (except one) who viewed four or more videos received a passing score on the post-test

    • In contrast, the student who viewed only three out of seven videos showed a 15% point decrease from the pre-test to the post-test

    • Overall, this post-test had some of the highest scores of the year

    • Students who consistently viewed videos were also more engaged and participated more easily and freely during class discussions


Other uses of vlogs pod casts

Other Uses of Vlogs/Pod-Casts

  • Students create their own!

  • Use for review or final projects

  • Use to document labs or do a video lab report

  • Use for discussions of current events


A second student example

A Second Student Example…


Vlog pod cast materials what do you need

Vlog/Pod-Cast Materials:What Do You Need?

  • Computer

  • Vlogs:

    • Web-cam, digital camera or video camera

    • iMovie (Mac), Movie-maker (PC) software for vlogs or AVS Video Editor (free software)

  • Pod-Casts

    • Audacity (free software for recording and editing) Garage Band, or iTunes for pod-casts

    • Microphone (available at most electronic stores for $20-30)


The a b cs of vlogs and pod casts

The A-B-Cs of Vlogs and Pod-Casts

  • Decide how often you will create your videos or pod-casts

    • Each day, once each week, towards the end of a unit, etc

  • Write a short script to follow while making your video or pod-cast

  • Record your video or pod-cast

  • Edit (if necessary) your video or pod-cast

  • Post your video or pod-cast to your class blog, email to students and parents, and/or upload directly to student’s iPods


Step by step video creation using imovie

Step by Step Video Creation Using iMovie

  • Open iMovie

  • Click “Create a New Project”

  • Name your project

  • Click on Camera (“Built-in-iSight”)

  • When ready, click on “Record with iSight”

  • Film your movie, click again on “Record with iSight” to stop filming

  • Save

  • IF YOU HAVE NO WEBCAM—RECORD ON YOUR CAMERA, THEN DOWNLOAD AND IMPORT TO IMOVIE


Step by step video creation using imovie1

Step by Step Video Creation Using iMovie

  • Drag Clip to bottom area “Drag Clips here to Build Your Project”

  • Edit (view Tutorials online for more advanced editing)

  • Save

  • Get ready for uploading:

    • To Website: Click “Share-Quick Time” and choose web-streaming and name your project

    • To student’s iPods: Click “Share-iPod” and then click share

  • Your movie is now ready for uploading, saving to a USB stick, emailing, or transferring to a student’s iPod/laptop/iPad


Step by step video creation using movie maker

Step by Step Video Creation Using Movie Maker

  • Record/Capture your video using your webcam software or digital camera first

  • Open Movie Maker

  • Click Import-Videos and select your desired video file

  • Click on that clip and drag it to your story board

  • Edit (see tutorials for advanced editing)

  • Publish Movie


Step by step audio pod cast using audacity software

Step by Step Audio Pod-Cast Using Audacity Software

  • Open Audacity Software

  • Plug in microphone/headset if you are using it

  • When ready, press Red button to record (you can press the blue pause button during recording to pause)

  • When finished, press the Yellow Square to stop when completely finished

  • Edit (view Audacity tutorials for advanced information)

  • Exporting:

    • Click “File-Export As WAV” and name the file (this is a Windows program)

    • Click “File-Export As MP3) and name the file (to do this, you must also download the free LAME software)


Blogs

Blogs

  • Very easy to set up

  • A place to upload your videos or Pod-Casts

  • Also great for announcements such as homework or test dates

  • Suggested FREE sites:

    • wordpress.com(cannot directly upload videos, must link to a site such as TeacherTube or YouTube)

    • blogspot.com (can directly upload video files)

    • http://edublogs.org/ (free and “Pro” versions)


Helpful links

Helpful Links

  • iMovie Tutorials: http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#imovie

  • GarageBand Tutorials: http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#garageband

  • Movie Maker Tutorials: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/default.mspx

  • Audacity Audio Recorder and Editor: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

  • AVS Video Editor: http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-Editor.aspx?sct=aff&ct=regnow&cid=175028

  • Sites to upload your videos: http://youtube.com/ or http://teachertube.com/


Other cool websites for projects that i must share

Other COOL Websites for Projects that I mustshare…

  • www.animoto.com (http://animoto.com/education for FREE access to FULL version)

    • Example Student

      Project on Biomes:

  • www.voicethread.com


That s a wrap

That’s a Wrap…

  • To download this PPT, visit http://halvorsenclasses.wordpress.com/ and click on “Files for NABT 2010 Attendees”

  • Feel free to contact me: [email protected]

  • Questions???

  • I would love to help you create your first vod-cast or pod-cast, so please feel free to write up a quick script and make your product, I will be here to help you!


  • Login