Jenna Miller-Smith

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Digital Storytelling 11/08/2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jennasmith0508 @ 11:42 pm

imagesI really enjoyed listening to the video on Digital Storytelling and it’s Educational uses.  I really feel that this would definitely be a great way to incorporate media into our classrooms  in such a unique way.  For example, digital storytelling could be done for book reports or current events classes.  Taking what is going on in the world around us, then adding in our own personal experiences and when blended together it makes for such a blissful story to be told.  I am really looking forward to making this project.  There are great programs out there to do such projects on, like iMove and iDVD that are available by Mac. With access to these types of programs, they take the worry out of how to do the project, and the simplicity in.  Which is what makes for wonderful presentations.


Music! 11/01/2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jennasmith0508 @ 11:56 pm

music20logosWow! I can honestly say that I never knew that you are unable to use music that was purchased from places like itunes for anything other than home or personal usage.  I guess that I never really thought about it being in the same category as referencing information from textbooks that you have purchased, in a report.  I was even more shocked to find out that you are unable to use purchased music for presentations regardless if it is for educational purposes.  It makes me wonder how places like My Space are able to publicly  use artist’s music for free on their blog pages.  After looking around at some of the available web sites I found that was pretty interesting.  People have the ability to download royalty free music and utilize them in projects.  You  are able to search any type of sound and then have instant access to it.  How cool!


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