There is a whole world in books. Calming down and getting focused on “being here now” sets the stage to read, at least for me. When Bryna starting to get excited about books she was only about 2 years old and what sparked the journey was Elmo. Having exciting material makes a big difference.
Many years ago I thought of this design and since I had a couple of extra deer hides I thought it was time to see how it would look in reality. Thanks to my son Griffin for taking time to model it for me.
Some projects take longer than others. Getting all the pieces for the moccasins took a long time. If there was one good thing about the COVID pandemic it was that I finally found the time to finish sewing these moccasins.
Creating video footage of materials for blended or flipped
classroom environments can be time consuming for teachers. Often the teacher is
already presenting the materials at some point and if the lecture was captured
then this resource could be available for future classes or as supplemental
materials for the class they are teaching.
One program that is growing in popularity is Screencast-O-Matic
This software allows capturing the screen from the teachers computer along with
the audio. The program supports editing the video, and posting the content.
There is a reduced pricing for available for education but it is not free.
Web conferencing programs like Webex and Zoom (https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362473-Local-Recording/)
allow recording of a web presentation. The shared screen is captured along with
an image of the active speaker and the room audio. The video files can be saved
in mp4 format and then edited using industry standard programs like Final Cut
Pro or Adobe Premiere. With these programs the audio can be adjusted and the
video can be cut into topic based movies. Still images can be added to the
movies where details of the lesson are desired.
Digital media capturing and editing are great resources for
teachers and reduce the amount of time required to produce educational videos
which can then be used in the teaching environment.
In my experience when using web conferencing programs to
capture my own teaching, I have found it takes a bit of time to get comfortable
with being recorded and to just get back to paying attention to the students. A
great feature of the digital world is it quick and easy to edit the video