Technical Requirements

Software Resources

A. Windows Tools (all Freeware)

1. Image Editing:  

PaintBox (no layers)    http://www.download.com/PaintBox/3000-2192_4-10422169.html

or GIMPshop (layers)    http://www.gimpshop.com/download.shtml

or Sumo Paint  (layers)   http://www.sumopaint.com

2. CD Track Capture 

Windows Media Player (versions 10 and higher) - bundled with Windows

or iTunes    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

3. Sound Recording 

Audacity     http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ 

4. Animation (Cell Animation: GIF89a standard) 

Imator    http://imator.com/

or  Make A Gif   http://www.makeagif.com/

or Movies12  

5. Desktop Video 

Window Movie Maker   - bundled with Windows


B. Macintosh Tools

1. Image Edit  

GIMPshop (layers)    http://www.gimpshop.com/download.shtml

or Sumo Paint  (layers)   http://www.sumopaint.com

2. CD Track Capture    

 iTunes    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

3. Sound Recording 

Audacity     http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

4. Animation (Cel Animation: GIF89a standard) 

Imator    http://imator.com/

or  Make A Gif   http://www.makeagif.com/

5. Desktop Video 

iMovie


Course Software Tools

 

Tools:

1. Microsoft Word (2003, 2007 or 2010), or equivalent,

 [students will need to provide this tool for themselves].

2. Other course software tools

 

These are either:

 

a.) normal utilities provided by Apple Computer, Inc (Mac) or

          the various PC vendors:


Mac

Screen Capture (built-in function)

iMovie


PC

Screen Capture (built-in function)

PhotoStory 3 for Windows

Windows Movie Maker



b.) Cross-Platform (Mac & PC) freeware provided by various vendors


Audacity (Sound Recording and Editing)

GIMPshop  (Image Editing)

Movies12  (Frame Animation)

JING   (Screen Capture Tutorials)



c. Internet tools


Zamzar  (Poster JPG  and/or   Audio MP3)

Sumopaint  (Image Editing)

Yodio   (Audio Podcasting  and/or  Photostories)

 

See the course Resources page (found in the Important Information folder) for links to download various Freeware, Shareware, Evaluation and Trial Versions.

 

 The Course Technical Module will use the following Applications:

digital images (Internet, Digital Cameras, Scanner and  GIMPshop or Sumopaint),

sound and soundtracks (Audacity),
animation and clip art (Movies12, iMovie, GifBuilder)
multimedia curriculum planning and final project design (Inspiration or Word Processor)
multimedia authoring (Photostory 2 for Windows, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, or Yodio)




Recommended Hardware and Peripherals

 

1. Windows XP/Vista/7 PC and/or Mac OSX 

 

recommended ratings:

   OS X  or Windows XP

   500 MHz or greater processor speed

   512 Mb or greater RAM


2. Project Creation and Communication Tools

 

Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint

DSL or Broadband Internet connection

Internet Browser

Email


3. Digital Sound Tasks

CD/DVD drive

Microphone


4.  Digital Image Tasks
(must have access to one or more)

Scanner
Digital Still Camera

QuickCam

Video Card


5. Optional for Project Storage

CD/DVD burner


Course Task-specific Support

 

  1. The course web site tutorials and readings
  2. Software built-in Help options
  3. Curricular examples
  4. Instructor available on-line and via telephone

 

Note: Help with myLesley is available via links on your Home Portal page


 

Most of the course Learning Modules consist of four (4) parts which you are asked to do each week and provide evidence of successful of completion. See the Course Calendar for specific Module Task Due Dates (found as link on main course page left column).


1. Technical tutorial

  • introduces technology and system requirements and features
  • read manuals, help guides, tutorials, and/or explanatory material
  • set-up, configure and test software
    (install and manage application software)

 2. Sample curricular example

  • examine how the examples were created
  • demonstrate ability to extend sample

 3. Research and discuss curricular applications

  • read Text and/or other articles and essays
  • write reflections
  • contribute to group discussions

4. Educational application of the technology

  • create an instructional multimedia or student learning product





    Software in the class

    • Inspiration 8 by Inspiration Software
    • Kidspiration 2 by Inspiration Software


    • Audacity


    • Adobe Photoshop 6.0 by Adobe Systems, Inc.
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements by Adobe Systems, Inc.
    • Adobe Premiere Elements by Adobe Systems, Inc.
    • ImageBlender by Tech4Learning
    • MediaBlender by Tech4Learning
    • QuickTime Pro by Apple
    • Adobe Premiere 5 by Adobe Systems, Inc. (Windows 98 / 2000 & Macintosh only)

    Microphones and Speakers

    Digital Video Camera
    DVD –Scanning Television by Harcourt Brace Canada

    • Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.aspx
    • Windows MovieMaker v. 2.1 for Windows XP:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx
    • WinZip 9.0 SR-1 21-day Trail:
    http://www.winzip.com/downwzeval.htm
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