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PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

6 -12 Science | December 11, 2012 | 10 Comments

PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

Today, science demands sophisticated skills not generally taught as part of standard science curricula. Ideally, science instructional strategies teach a body of knowledge and cultivate other abilities required for the practice of science. For example the scientific community values collaboration and teamwork, critical and focused observation, the use of technology for data collection, evaluation of […]

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The impact of video in education (infographic)

Digital Tools | November 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

The impact of video in education (infographic)

Earlier this week, Ed Tech Times posted an insightful infographic about the power of video in education. It was produced by Cisco to accompany their recently published white paper.

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PBS LearningMedia Fall Webinar Trainings

PBS LearningMedia | August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia Fall Webinar Trainings

KQED and PBS are facilitating a free webinar training, “Educating with PBS LearningMedia” the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 PM.  Participants will explore how to engage students in media-rich learning experiences with the next generation digital media service, PBS LearningMedia. In a 30 minute training, educators will learn the ropes around this robust library of […]

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Five Ways to Use PBS LearningMedia in Your Classroom

PBS LearningMedia | April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Five Ways to Use PBS LearningMedia in Your Classroom

PBS LearningMedia is the next generation digital library from PBS and affiliates designed for educators to engage students in media-rich learning environments with videos, audio, and interactives. With over 20,000 resources, and more being added weekly, LearningMedia is the place to reimagine classroom learning, transform your teaching, and engage your students in new ways. There […]

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Quest Institute — Slideshow Workshop

6 -12 Science | July 28, 2011 | 46 Comments

Quest Institute — Slideshow Workshop

There are a number of necessary skills that are essential to learning the process of making slideshows with audio. Like most multimedia productions, we can organize these skills into a common workflow.

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Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.5: Teachers’ Slideshows with Sound

Community Voices | July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.5: Teachers’ Slideshows with Sound

In our final Teacher Tech Training for the Summer, teachers learned how to create a slideshow with sound. They created Digital Postcards, similar to Audio Postcards, but now with images to accompany the soundtrack. They used the free web application JayCut to produce their projects. For many of the participants who came to our previous […]

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Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.4: Slideshows with Sound

K-5 Science | July 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.4: Slideshows with Sound

There are a ton of slideshow programs out there online. Some are better than others. Most are free, but be aware of those that claim they are free and then ask you to pay a fee once you’ve registered to use their site. Below, you can view a chart that lists a number of applications […]

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Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.3: Teachers’ Audio Podcasts

Community Voices | July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.3: Teachers’ Audio Podcasts

The second round of teacher tech trainings introduces educators to sound recording and design for creating audio podcasts as a tool for learning elementary science. Teachers become familiar to different elements of sound, how to record narration, search for sounds online via google searching or downloading mp3 files from YouTube, and then using Audacity as […]

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Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.2: Podcasts for Science Exploration

K-5 Science | July 12, 2011 | 30 Comments

Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.2: Podcasts for Science Exploration

Today, we are looking at the affordances of recording and editing sound for science exploration. Sound can be a great way to engage young learners to identify the aural characteristics of an environment to advance their knowledge. For this workshop, you are asked to design an “audio postcard” of a place of nature that is […]

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Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.1: Teachers’ Slideshows

Community Voices | July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.1: Teachers’ Slideshows

The first round of teacher tech trainings introduces educators to slideshows as a tool for learning elementary science. Teachers become familiar to different forms of slideshows from KQED’s QUEST — some that use audio vs. text. They then jump in and produce a slideshow in Google’s Presentation application. Here are the slideshows from our participants. […]

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