The Prototype : Adding Mixed Numbers
The project I have chosen is something I plan to use on Monday with a student that I tutor in math. During the second or third week of the semester, I had decided that podcasts and video casts would have a place in my classroom. Math seems like a great subject to have a library of short, technique tutorials for students that may need further review. The student that I tutor has difficulties in taking notes and understanding the material during class. So, here it is. The prototype for tutorials to come. It is a little rough (such as the title should read "Adding Mixed Fractions") but I wanted to spend the time to see it through to posting to make sure I understood how to make and post a podcast using a PC. All the Mac students seem to be wizzes at it and those of us with PC's have a little more of a cumbersome path.
This will need to be polished, or Take 2 will need to happen before I share it with my student and his teacher on Monday.
Some things I will improve :
-practice a couple of times before recording, then the rest would probably be better
- be more accurate in my information (the title is wrong, and if time permits, I'll correct)
- a bigger white board
- better handwriting
-decrease the length, be more concise
-find a better recording set up - I used my desk and an old whiteboard my kids play with
-add inflection in my voice with logical transitions to not put the viewer to sleep
I used a Logitech 500 Webcam, a write on/wipe off board, Windows Movie Maker 2.1 and then Mydeo to post it. Mydeo is a web video host, and it is free. I chose the streaming option for the video. I don't know if that was the right choice, but in the essence of learning, it was the first try.
Adding Mixed Numbers