(1) Audio Resources
Numerous educational videos, sound clips, and animations are available on
the Internet. Teachers should be able to find appropriate multimedia resources,
and link to or download such files.
- Identify an audio resource
appropriate to teaching your subject (music, speech, animal sound, poem,
newscast, etc.). Download the file and embed it in your portfolio, or
provide an active link to it. Cite the source and describe how and why you
will use it in instruction.
- Reconstruction Lecture Download : I would use this source in my instruction as a supplement to the lecture that I was giving. I would pick out excerpts from the audio lecture to break up the course material and possibly use it during classroom discussion or to supplement the reading, possibly during independent reading of the subject material.
(2) Video Resources
- Identify a video
appropriate to teaching your subject. Unfortunately, many good educational
videos are on commercial sites like Youtube which must be blocked by
schools because they may also provide access to inappropriate content.
Fortunately, you can download files and use them on a personal computer
without being connected to the Internet. Download
a video (sample
science videos) and embed it in your portfolio, or provide an active
link to it. If you provide a link, also include screen captures of key
sections of the video or animation. Cite the source and describe how and
why you will use it in instruction
This video can be found at Learn Out Loud. It is a wonderful website that incorporates various types of educational mediums to be learned in the classroom. This video is actually of a lecture made by David Blight, a Professor of History at Yale University. The video is embedded on the website and the download link for the audio as well as the youtube playlist link are located on the site.
Presentation software provides teachers the opportunity to display text and
graphics in a slide show fashion. PowerPoint and Keynote are two of the most
popular presentation tools. Teachers and professors make extensive use of
presentations, but many are concerned about the potentially negative effects
such presentations can have on instruction.
- After reading the articles on
the educational use
and abuse of presentation software, summarize how presentations should
be constructed and delivered to maximize learning and minimize abuse.
- Locate and and download one
or more PowerPoint presentations relevant to your teaching needs. Include
the URL of the location from which you obtained them and summarize the
PowerPoint and where in your curriculum you will use it.
- Make a PowerPoint
presentation to teach a lesson in your subject area, keeping in mind the
principles you have outlined above and the guidelines
provided (see tutorial).
Your presentation should include numerous graphics and be at least 10
slides in length. (a) Provide an electronic copy of your presentation (ppt
format) on your website. (b) Embed screen captures of your
presentation in the template. Make sure the content is easy to read.
(4) Digital Video Editing
- Develop a practice
movie using the files provide. Put this video on a streaming video
server and embed in your website. Your movie should include:
- Imagery: stills
(animated with Ken Burns effect) and video.
- subtitles (for
- audio: background
music, voice-over narration, and transitions
- Produce a brief instructional
movie using your own footage. Put this video on a streaming video server
and embed in your website.
Develop a lesson using a computer-based DVD-player that includes bookmarks
and video clips to access specific scenes.
- Identify the DVD and explain
why you chose this for a lesson.
- Include a screen capture
showing your catalog of bookmarks and video clips.
- Describe how the scan fast,
scan slow, step, mute, bookmark, video clip, and screen size features can
be used to enhance your lesson
(6) Concept Maps
- Provide links to other
relevant documents or resources you have developed.