Finally! Excitement! It is so nice when you have a day when everything on your to do list gets done, AND WORKS! It started with converting Mrs. Shuey’s class readers’ theater Powerpoint (complete with the kids’ manipulated voices for the characters – all done by them!) into a movie. It actually happened quite by accident. I had her ppt. open, trying to figure out how we would get the voices and slide pictures imported into Movie Maker, when I noticed the Camtasia toolbar in the upper left! After some manipulation of the settings, and a couple of botched saves, voila! A wonderful movie (didn’t know you could do that with Cam)! I was thrilled even further when I remembered how to upload it to my YouTube account, and then onto the Deep River wiki from there! Yes, my day could’ve ended happily there! But no, it got even better! This afternoon, while meeting with the other ITF’s from our county, we figured out how to get the kids’ “podcasts” (audio book reports and stories) from Audacity to the desktop, to iTunes, to our new shuffles! Hooray! And it is SO easy (after four of us put our heads together!)! Maybe this technology stuff really will work!! Now, where did I put tomorrow’s list?
Photo: Let’s Put Our Heads Together