Tagged: web 2.0

Lambing at Hawkesdale – on Teachertube!

Twin lambs at our farm in Hawkesdale

This video was filmed, using my Panasonic digital camera, at home on the farm. I used “Audacity” to create an audio file for the commentary. These files were combined using Windows Moviemaker and uploaded to Teachertube. This cannot be done from home, as the connection speed is to slow and the upload times out. So, thanks Jess! Another check point along the way on my web 2.0 journey. If it’s not showing here, try going to Teachertube: http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=732ed6e2244e073b5987

Steep learning curve

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It’s been a long and winding, uphill journey so far. Check points on the way include:

  1. writing my first posts,
  2. recieving my first comments,
  3. adding images to my blog,
  4. adding hyperlinks in my posts,
  5. discovering “Flickr”,
  6. creating a panorama for my header,
  7. learning how to embed Slideshare presentations,
  8. changing my widgets, 
  9. using my blog statisitcs,
  10. creating and embedding Voicethreads,
  11. using “My Studio” to create and embed mini-quizzes,
  12. recording sound files on “Audacity”,
  13. being invited to join “Global teacher – Web 3.0”
  14. initiating a “Skype” call,
  15. creating a “Tokbox” video message,
  16. participating in an “Elluminate” live conference and
  17. uploading a video to TeacherTube.

Now I’ve hit a road block. I have recorded my own short video on a Panasonic camera, which downloads as a Quicktime file. I have converted it to another format to edit and add a voice recording in Windows Moviemaker. Then I have to convert it to a smaller file and now I am trying to upload to TeacherTube – but can’t seem to get it happening! And why do I do all this? I guess I need to challenge myself with the technology that I expect my students to be using, creating with, communicating with and ultimately learning with.