Last week, students across the country discussed the effectiveness of longer prison sentences in our #DoNow3Strikes post. We asked students Do lengthy prison sentences help deter crime? Should voters or legislators be part of determining prison sentences?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Hello, educators. Welcome to the KQED Education K-3 Teacher Tech Trainings. After today’s workshop, you should be familiar with the concept of slideshows in the elementary science classroom. You should also know the basics of PowerPoint, some design ideas for creating a slideshow, and how to navigate the web for good quality images. The goal […]