Monday, March 30, 2009

Here is my "embedded version" of my power point. It took me forever to finally get google docs to upload it. I eventually ended up sending it via e-mail and having the link made that way.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jeopardy Power Point

I had no idea that power point was capable of doing this. It makes perfect sense on how it works, I had just never thought of it. I use jeopardy as a review in my class already. In the past I have wrote it on an over head sheet and covered the questions up with post it notes. This is way cooler! I chose to do the jeopardy assignment on the power point I previously made for this class. This way we can review before testing on the material from that section. Thanks Dr. Pierce for another free and useful technology!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Power Point

I decided to create my power point on the history of the Earth. This is a topic that will be covered in my science nine class later in the year. This is a great tool for presenting information. I was able to take the textbook information and incorporate graphics into it that my students will find more interesting than actually reading the text. With more time and practice I feel a teacher could make interactive power points that each student could view on their own and take part in online activities that could be hyperlinked to the power point. Very useful tool!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


What an absolute hair pulling nightmare!!!! I had no problem creating the podcast whatsoever. I found the Audicity software to be very user friendly and exciting to work with. I made the script and recorded. No problem! The nightmare began when I had to convert to an mp3 file. I don't know what the problem was but I could not figure it out. I followed Debbie's directions and resorted to my podcasting info from a summer workshop. After an hour of frustration I finally downloaded a free mp3 converter. Just when I think all is going smoothly I hit another wall! From podbean, which I have used before, I was unable to upload my podcast. It goes as far as 1% then sits there, forever. I have been waiting over an hour with no success. I tried other computers with older versions of Windows to no avail. I have had enough. Finally I was able to save it as an ftp and provide a link for this assignment. I don't know if this is correct but I have had enough and am ready to go home! I had high hopes of developing podcasts with my students. There are so many uses for this resource in 21st century learning. I feel now that it is not worth the hassle and headache! If you would like to view my podcast and script please click on the links below.