Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lincoln School Technology Showcase: Netbooks in the Classroom

Netbooks with Mr. Kuntz- Room 203
In this session Mr. K will focus on ways they use Netboook computers to enhance teaching and extend learning in the classroom.  Some programs he plans on discussing are Windows Movie Maker, Photostory 3, Prezi, and Podcasting.  This presentation is available at http://lincolntechclub.blogspot.com/

What is a Netbook? 
A small laptop computer that is smaller than a notebook, designed primarily for accessing Internet-based applications.

Windows Movie Maker
is a video creating/editing software application, included in Microsoft Windows Me, XP, and Vista. It contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. New effects and transitions can be made and existing ones can be modified. Windows Movie Maker is also a basic audio track editing program. It can apply basic effects to audio tracks such as fade in or fade out. The audio tracks can then be exported in the form of a sound file instead of a video file.
Windows Live Movie Maker Step by Step Instructions
Ways to use Windows Movie Maker in the classroom.

Lincoln Community Garden Slideshow

Bunraku: Japanese Puppetry by Lincoln Third Graders  
Bunraku Puppetry


Microsoft® Photo Story 3 is a free tool you can use to create media presentations from your digital photos, complete with transitions, music, narration, and special effects. It's available free from Microsoft for Windows® XP users.Ideas for Photosoty 3 Projects
Using Photostory 3: A Step by Step Guide
Third Grade Shapes Project by Ms. Smith's Class


Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for exploring and sharing ideas on a virtual canvas. Prezi is distinguished by its Zooming User Interface (ZUI), which enables users to zoom in and out of their presentation media. Prezi allows users to display and navigate through information.  Prezi is used as platform for bridging linear and non-linear information, and as a tool for both free-form brainstorming and structured presentation. Text, images, videos and other presentation media are placed upon the canvas, and can be grouped together in frames. Users then designate the relative size and position between all presentation objects and may pan and zoom in and between these objects. For linear presentations, users can construct a prescribed navigation path.
How to use Prezi- The Zooming Presentation Tool

Fourth Grade Prezi on Jackie Robinson

is a wonderful way of allowing children to share their work and experiences with a potentially huge audience over the Internet. Schools are increasingly using the internet to promote what they do, and to celebrate the achievements of their children, and podcasting is an excellent way of doing this.
What is a podcast?  A podcast is like a radio show. However, instead of being broadcast live, a podcast is recorded and then distributed over the internet, so that you can listen to it whenever you please. There are thousands of podcasts available, ranging from general interest entertainment shows to those which focus on specific topics.

Third Grade Podcasts: Wol to the Rescue Videocast: Wol to the Rescue