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Xtranormal application post

Xtranormal is an awesome application. It can be used for both education and the work industry. Whether you have students needing to work on a project or you need to make a commercial this is an app for you. This application is easy to use and is rated for kids ages 13 and up. you just have to sign up and it links to a program like movie maker and you just chose a them and you're off to making a movie or video. When you are done you can just post the video. When using this in a classroom setting you can have students use it to make movies for projects or there is videos that that can help your students learn more.   

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Where is Wordpress.com? Everywhere.

Word press is a distributive company and most of the employes live in different cities and countries. The main head courters is in San Francisco but employees are scattered all around the word. This means word press employees are working round the clock which allows them to be informed with many cultures, places, and cuisines. 

Lexipedia is “Where Words Have Meaning.” Type in a word and see what happens! This site creates a web of related words. Each color represents a different part of speech or relationship to the original word – nouns, verbs, synonyms, antonyms and even fuzzynyms! Words become more than isolated strings of letters and part of a greater web of language.

In the Classroom:
_Explore this site on interactive whiteboard or projector to show students how to improve writing with descriptive words. Consider allowing students to share a favorite word of the day for 30 seconds on your interactive whiteboard at the start of class. Use this in a word study unit by covering up the original word.Students will then try to discover the word based on the word relationships found around the word. Build understanding of parts of speech through this tool every time you look up a word. Reinforce these concepts for visual learners continuously by using the same colors every time you highlight on your interactive whiteboard. World language teachers can also type in words to demonstrate and expand vocabulary in Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and Italian. Special ed teachers, especially those in speech/language will love this tool to help students SEE relationships between words. Encourage your language-delayed students to look up words and build “word sense” even when they are familiar with the word’s meaning. Make this site available as a reference on classroom computers and on your class web page._

http://www.teachersfirst.com/single.cfm?id=10637

Features of Audacity by Abby O'Connell (adapted from Audacity Webpage)

Features of Audacity:

Recording:

This website can record "live audio through microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from cassette tapes, vinyl records, or minidiscs" (Audacity homepage)

  • Record from microphone, line input, or other sources.
  • Dub over existing tracks to create multi-track recordings.
  • Record up to 16 channels at once (requires multi-channel hardware).
  • Level meters can monitor volume levels before, during, and after recording.

Importing and Exporting:

This website can "import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or new recordings." (Audacity homepage)

Editing

  • Easy editing with Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete, use unlimited Undo (and Redo) to go back any number of steps, very fast editing of large files, edit and mix an unlimited number of tracks, use the Drawing tool to alter individual sample points, and fade the volume up or down smoothly with the Envelope tool.

Effects

  • Change the pitch without altering the tempo, or vice-versa.
  • Remove static, hiss, hum, or other constant background noises.
  • Alter frequencies with Equalization, FFT Filter, and Bass Boost effects.
  • Adjust volumes with Compressor, Amplify, and Normalize effects.
  • Other built-in effects include:
    • Echo
    • Phaser
    • Wahwah
    • Reverse

Sound Quality

  • Record and edit 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit (floating point) samples.
  • Record at up to 96 kHz.
  • Sample rates and formats are converted using high-quality resampling and dithering.
  • Mix tracks with different sample rates or formats, and Audacity will convert them automatically in realtime.
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Kerpoof Information

I found a website that tells a little about kerpoof. I also found two you tube videos that help teachers and students learn how to use it.

http://teacherweb2.wikispace.com/kerpoof

Videos:

http://www.kerpoof.com/how_to_play?c=teach_faq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?V=R14cdCrs30Q

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Assignment 1 - Three things about Mendeley

Mendeley is a web based site that allows you to organises electronic articles and citations
it also allows you to share your work with colleagues. It is very user friendly and has
many useful features that make research less time consuming by allowing easy search
facilities and referencing aids. Among others, Mendeley has three features that I found
partially interesting, these are;

Citation Generator. This allows you to format citations and bibliographies into over I,000
different styles.
Bibliography database. This enables the generation of bibliographies in more than 1,000
different citation styles, including American Psychological Association (APA), American
Medical Association (AMA) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to name
but a few. Bibliographies can be taken from research papers and PDFs and generated
automatically.
Manage Papers. A very useful feature that allows you to organize a collection of research
papers. With this feature you can store all data in an easy to find system that allows
retrieval by journal, authors, keywords or tags

Damien Keenan
NCI Dublin, Ireland

 
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Take Dropbox With You

Dropbox is also able to be used from any phone that has internet such as the iPhone or iPod touch that have a Dropbox application, Blackberry, and many more. Did you go to Paris, see the Eiffel Tower, and want to share it with your friends and family? Simply take a picture, and with your internet connected phone, you are able to put the picture in your Dropbox.