Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I am learning to utilize a webcam and Windows Movie Maker software to create a 2-3 minute webcast for my first parent newsletter releasing in August. My trials began when the sound did not record, a computer reboot fixed that problem. I then realized the webcam software only records for one minute, not quite the length of time I had proposed for the webcast. After recording a few one minute episodes I then turned to Windows Movie Maker to put together the two short clips with transitions and effects, along with a photograph and music. It is a work in progress but I have learned more about using a webcam and movie making software than I ever imagined. I have great hopes that the end project will come to life for all who view the broadcast and ignite students and staff in utilizing technology creatively this school year.