Ted Talks, You Tube videos, film clips, and other media excerpts have become ubiquitous in most classrooms. This week on the podcast we’re talking about some popular tech tools used to create media in the classroom. We also demystify terms like slidecasting, screencasting, and podcasting. Finally, we rave about some of the mobile apps we’ve enjoyed in 2014. Ben Kahn, our audio engineer, joins us for this roundtable discussion.
- Screencasting – Capturing your desktop to demo things like software or applications.
- Slidecasting – Think of a voice-over-powerpoint but without actually using Powerpoint.
- Podcasts – are episodic and syndicated and can be audio only or video.
- Video – Screencasts and Slidecasts are videos.
Since August of this year 1,482 media entries stored on UP’s Mediaspace were played 16,450 times
For this year now ending 2,616 media entries were played 34,190 times. A total of 4,013 video and audio files have been uploaded to MediaSpace by UP faculty, staff, and students.
Popular Tools for creating classroom media include:
- MediaSpace – Log into go.up.com and choose “Kaltura”
- Explain Everything (Mobile Solution)
- Multitouch displays
Some of our favorite mobile apps for 2014:
- Sam likes DMD Panorama for taking 360 views and Feedly for reading blog subscriptions
- Ben likes Last Pass for providing secure passwords and WordPress for updating his blog on the go
- Maria likes Downcast for listening to all the podcasts she subscribes to and FoodCartsPDX for finding all the best foodcarts in Portland