In Edtc 5315 students researched the creative use of media editing in the classroom. Students practiced the use of digital audio and visual editing for learning. Students developed instruction which affords learners the opportunity to strengthen learning through the use of audio and visual products. Artifacts examined included digital stories and edited images.
ISTE 2.a. Teachers design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.
EDTC 5315 provided many rewarding hands-on educational experiences that galvanized me to integrate the concepts discussed into my own instruction. One might wonder: why edit sound files in an English class? The answer is: sound stories.
Using the free and open source sound editing program Audacity my students were able to tell simple stories and enhance them with sound effects; this made the stories more entertaining and made them more accessible for English language learners by scaffolding their understanding of unfamiliar English terms. Further, for the students who were very recent immigrants to the US, the sound-only stories helped sharpen their critical listening and comprehension skills and placed focus on observing non-linguistic cues.
|Free Software Funk||
This is a song created with various samples. It is highlighted by a refrain from Richard M. Stallman.
|The Second Coming||
This is a remix of a Creative Commons reading of William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming." It illustrates how poetry and short stories can be made more accessible to students through audio editing.
|The Light Sleeper Sound Story||
This story illustrates the use of non-linguistic audio to create stories. This is useful in scaffolding second language learners' understanding of story structure.
|A Portfolio of Pictures||
This collection of pictures highlights the skills and purposes of image editing and image composition discussed in class.