The August round of tech classes have concluded and several teachers are off and running with some new and improved skills. We focused on blogging and determined that Edublogs.org offers the best utilities when it comes to allowing and monitoring student blogs. The podcasting class looked a the basics of creating podcasts in either First Class, with an iPod and Belkin TuneTalk microphone, and through directly recording into Audacity. Our video class reviewed the keys to basic video taping, and we explored different types of cameras and how to transfer these various formats to a computer then edit them in Windows Movie Maker. In the digital storytelling class we used Photo Story 3 to capture pictures and developed ways to use this program at various grade levels and subject areas.  See an example, created by our foundation director Deb Smith, below:

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