Digital Kits. Presentation by: Anne Gehrig, Shannon Perry and Sally Anderson. A vision of K-12 Students today Video. What does a finished product look like?. Finished products may be as varied as the the classroom and the purpose.
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Anne Gehrig, Shannon Perry and Sally Anderson
Finished products may be as varied as the the classroom and the purpose.
They may include vocabulary development, research projects, poetry, storytelling, or language acquisition.
We will share a few examples with you today.
Location of folders:
District Curriculum folder location:
Curriculum - Nov Inservice Digital Kits -
Online website location:
Create a master folder with project name
Within the folder, create subfolders with project name and type of media (sounds, pictures, video, text, projects (if you want students to save their work here – always important to think about file management).
Many Windows and Mac programs use the same file types; this makes it easier to use and view work.
Some examples: (don’t worry too much about this; if you search “sounds” you’re probably going to get what you need)
MP3 (.mp3), MIDI (.midi), MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and QuickTime (.qt, .mov), Real Audio/Video (.ra, .ram), Wave Form Audio (.wav), Windows Media Audio and Video (.wma,)
Search by instrument, ambient style, mood, etc
Preview; download track if desired.
When ready, click on link to download selected file.
The best option is to right-click before the download, rename file and set location. If necessary, the file can be renamed and saved after the download.
By giving files generic names, the students are allowed to apply their own meaning to them.
1 Go to web source:
http://www.freeplaymusic.com/ *free educational use, but not for posting on websites (read legalese)
http://search.discoveryeducation.com/advanced.cfm (seems to be the friendliest in usage allowances)
http://www.soundsnap.com/education * educator accounts are not free
5. Go to downloads; change file name to project name and number, i.e., Explorers.#
Move to appropriate file by dragging or “save as”.
By giving files generic names, it allows the students to apply their own meaning to them.
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We hope this has been helpful.