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Welcome to DISK: The Digital Immigrant’s Survival Kit. In the following pages, you will be introduced, or in some instances re-introduced, to software applications and Webbased applications that will help you. We began with the Digital Toolbox for Trainers, a selection of over 2 dozen software applications to help educators and trainers better instruct learners. You may be wondering why there are so many tools to in the Digital Toolbox. Consider the medical profession. When you get down to the basics, a doctor needs something to cut with, something to pick up items with, something to close a wound with, and something to dress the wound with; therefore, a doctor’s office has a variety of cutting, picking, sewing, and dressing tools. Each tool can do the basics but has a very specific function. An educator/trainer needs the same flexibility, and the Digital Toolbox provides information geared toward educators and trainers. After all, your tools may train those future doctors! The DISK is a subset of The Digital Toolbox for Trainers (DT4T). DT4T began as a presentation to keep educators and trainers up-to-date with evolving technology. It also served as a resource for individuals who were looking for specific tools for specific needs. The idea for The DISK evolved from this, along with the three following things: constant requests from educators and trainers for some of the same software applications, a need to find ways to spice up and streamline my own e-learning production, and the following quote from Marc Prensky’s article “Listen to the Natives,” which was published in the December 2005/January 2006 edition of Education Leadership Magazine: “…the single biggest problem facing education today is that our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language.” Today’s younger learners are accustomed to surfing the Internet, viewing multimedia sites, listening to podcasts, and being able to get what they want, when they want it, and in the format they want. The DISK is designed to help you create stimulating, engaging, interactive, and timely content for your students, while collaborating with them using the same tools to create and complete projects and assignments.

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The DISK consists of the following base tools: A. B. C. D. E.

One digital presentation tool One digital demonstration tool One digital reinforcement tool One digital review/evaluation tool One collaborative feedback tool

Each section will contain a specific sheet for each tool. The section will consist of a brief description of the tool and how it can be used, some base specifications, a brief tutorial on how to use the tool, and a few tips to help you get a quicker start to producing quality content. Tools from each of these categories will allow you to customize The DISK to meet your style. Your style of educating learners is unique, so the tools you use should reflect your style. Also, you know your learners and what they will like. What follows is a living list of tools in the following seven categories: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Presentation Demonstration Reinforcement Review/Evaluation Collaborative Feedback Resources Utilities

Most tools create SCORM compliant content and can be used with any LMS/CMS including Blackboard and Moodle. They can also be used on intranets, share drives, and CD/DVD delivery methods.

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The DISK is not only for educators and trainers. Students today are required to create portfolios to allow educators to evaluate their work. Keeping in mind the categories of tools in the Digital Toolbox, educators can teach students how to use the tools to create electronic portfolios. Just as educators can pick the tools that will best present their content, students can pick and choose the tools that will allow them to show what they have learned. When teaching students about the tools for their portfolio, be sure to include the following tools: A. B. C. D. E.

One digital presentation tool One digital demonstration tool One digital reinforcement tool (optional) One digital review/evaluation tool (optional) One collaborative feedback tool

Hopefully, this book will help both you and your students as the gap between digital immigrants and digital natives begins to diminish. For information, or to inquire about a DISK workshop, contact: Craig Jackson E-learning Specialist Research and Curriculum Unit P.O.Drawer DX Mississippi State, MS 39762 Email: Website: Ning: Twitter: Phone:

Craig.Jackson@rcu.msstate.edu www.msworkforceuniversity.com/craigjackson www.mydisk.ning.com www.twitter.com/CraigJackson 662.325.7597

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Digital Immigrant’s Survival Kit Workshop Selection List – September 2008 (DISK) The main objective of each DISK workshop is to train learning facilitators on how to create engaging content that can be delivered on a CD/DVD, uploaded to a Learning Management System, or stored on a share drive. Additionally, students can be taught the same tools to help them create digital portfolios. Each DISK workshop will be comprised of one presentation tool, one demonstration tool, one reinforcement tool, one collaboration tool, one delivery tool, all resources, and two utilities. Please circle the number of the tool you wish to choose from each category. Presentation Tool (Choose one.) Application 1. AuthorPoint Lite 2. Blip TV - ADDED MAY 2009 3. Fliggo - ADDED MAY 2009 4. Free Conference Call 5. iSpring Free - ADDED MAY 2009 6. Mogulus/Livestream - ADDED MAY 2009 7. ooVoo - ADDED MAY 2009 8. PodProducer 9. SchoolTube - ADDED MAY 2009 10. ScreenStream - ADDED MAY 2009 11. TalkShoe 12. TokBox 13. UStream TV 14. Vimeo - ADDED MAY 2009 15. WiZiQ 16. WordPress

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Demonstration Tool (Choose one.) Application 1. CamStudio - ADDED MAY 2009 2. Debut - ADDED MAY 2009 3. Jigsaw Puzzle Promo Creator 4. PhotoStage - ADDED MAY 2009 5. Photo Story 3 6. TipCam 7. Webinaria - ADDED MAY 2009 8. Windows Media Encoder 9. Wink

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Reinforcement Tools (Choose one.) Application 1. Word Search Puzzle Generator 2. BYO Jeopardy 3. Crossword Puzzle Generator 4. Easy Test Maker - - ADDED MAY 2009 5. Pro Prof’s School - ADDED MAY 2009 6. Quizlet - ADDED MAY 2009 7. Stu’s Jeopardy 8. WetPaint Wiki

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Review Tools (Choose one.) Application 1. CourseLab 2. UDUTU - ADDED MAY 2009

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Collaboration Tool Application 1. Ning - ADDED MAY 2009 2. Simply Box - ADDED MAY 2009 3. VoiceThread

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Resources (Standard with each DISK) Application 1. Classroom 2.0 - ADDED MAY 2009 2. Creative Commons 3. EDraw 4 - ADDED MAY 2009 4. Freemind - ADDED MAY 2009 5. Freeplay Music 6. Jamendo 7. LearnHub 8. LIVE Classroom2.0 - ADDED MAY 2009 9. Moodle 10. MyDisk - ADDED MAY 2009 11. Podsafe Audio 12. Scribd - ADDED MAY 2009 13. Toon Doo - ADDED MAY 2009 14. Toonlet - ADDED MAY 2009 15. Wikimedia Commons

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Utilities (Choose two.) Application 1. Audacity 2. DVD VideoSoft 3. FastStone Image Suite 4. FormAssembly - ADDED MAY 2009 5. Mango Browser 6. ManyCam 7. Moyea FLV Editor Lite - ADDED MAY 2009 8. NCH Software 9. Open Office - ADDED MAY 2009 10. Photo Filtre - ADDED MAY 2009 11. Photoscape - ADDED MAY 2009 12. Photoshop Album Starter 13. SendUIt 14. Skype 15. Windows Movie Maker 16. Yahoo Messenger 17. YouSendIt

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PRESENTATION TOOLS

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AuthorPoint Lite (Revised September 2008) Current Version 3.1.07.03 Web site: http://www.authorgen.com/authorpoint-lite-free/powerpoint-to-flashconverter.aspx Purpose: Convert PPT/PPS to searchable Flash format Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips: 1. Record audio in PowerPoint before converting. 2. Add picture of presenter to make it more personal. 3. Brand the presentation with your logo. Updated Features include a new add in directly to PowerPoint which will allow you to access all functions. The batch import feature listed previously still works.

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AuthorPoint Lite PPT Conversion Process 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Open PowerPoint.  Left click on the authorPOINT Lite tab at the top of the page  Left click on the Send to AP Lite section in the ribbon.  Left click Send Now  Change the title as you see fit.  Select the folder to save the file in.  Left click SEND. 

Your PowerPoint presentation has now been converted to a searchable Flash format

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AuthorPoint Lite Alternate Operation (Standalone/Batch) Operation 1. 2. 3. 4.

Create a PowerPoint presentation complete with embedded narration. Open AuthorPoint Lite. Select file and import. In the selection dialog, click on select file, and choose the PowerPoint you wish to convert. 5. Once the file is in the list, click on import now to complete the conversion. 6. The file is converted and ready to be uploaded to Blackboard or the local share drive.

Options 1. Presentation Details a. Add the title you wish to include on the presentation. b. Add a description to the presentation. c. Add any keywords you wish to include. 2. Presenter’s Information a. Add the presenter’s title. b. Add the presenter’s name. c. Add the presenter’s organization. d. Add the presenter’s e-mail address. e. To include a photo of the presenter, click on browse, and then select an image to import into the file. f. To include a logo to brand your presentation, click on browse, and select a banner to import.

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3. Presentation Settings a. Set image quality to 90. This will ensure legibility. b. Under narrations/rehearse timings, select use if found. c. Select show speaker notes in output. d. Under template layout, select e-learning standard. e. Under color, choose as desired. Modifying Slides – Unless revising the original PowerPoint and redoing the narration, only the speaker notes and page titles can be modified inside AuthorPoint Lite. 1. Select the slide to be modified. 2. In the main slide view screen, click on edit notes to edit the speaker notes. 3. In the main slide view screen, click on edit slide title to edit the name of the slide.  

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Blip TV Current Version 3.1.07.03 Web site: http://blip.tv/ Purpose: Stream pre-recorded videos and screencasts that can be embedded in your blog or website Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Fliggo Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://www.fliggo.com/ Purpose: Host and stream pre-recorded videos and screencasts Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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To upload a video 1. Log in to Fliggo 2. Left click on Manage button 3. Left click on the Upload tab 4. Left click on Choose files 5. Select the file you wish to upload 6. Add the title of the video 7. Add a description of the video 8. Add any tags to the video 9. Left click on Save Details 10. Left click on I’m finished 11. When the file is uploaded, it will be automatically converted To change settings on a video 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Left click Video Left click on the video you want to change settings on Left click on “Edit this Video” You can change the title, description, keywords, and or category Left click Save Changes

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FreeConferenceCall.com Web site: http://www.freeconferencecall.com Purpose: Teleconferencing service for up to 96 people with archive capability Possible Uses: Guest speakers, guest presenters Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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iSpring Free Current Version 4.2 Web site: http://www.ispringsolutions.com/download/ispring_free_4_2.exe Purpose: Convert PPT/PPS to Flash format Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips: 4. 5. 6. 7.

Record audio in PowerPoint before converting. Add timings and animations to presentation Include Flash videos or MP3 files Include YouTube videos in the presentation

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Procedure 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Install the iSpring Free toolbar Open the PowerPoint file Add narration, timings, and animations as desired. Save the file Let click the Publish button on the iSpring toolbar Add the title of your presentation Choose the destination folder Choose all slides Under options, left click the following item: a. Generate HTML b. Start presentation automatically c. Autoplay on click animations each 1.0 seconds d. Advance animations on mouse click 10. Left click the Publish button

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Mogulus/Livestream Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://www.livestream.com/ Desktop Broadcaster: http://www.livestream.com/procaster Purpose: Stream live and pre-recorded video Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips: 1. Use hardwired internet connection if possible 2. Flash player 8.0 or higher is required to view this stream. If you do not have Flash 8.0 or higher, please download it here, then install it. If you do not have Administrator privileges, please contact your IT administrator for assistance. 3. If you have Flash Player 8.0 or higher already installed, you may need your local IT team to open 2 ports system wide in order to access the stream. If you feel this is the case, please have your IT team open the following ports: For video you will need port 1935 or port 80 incoming open. For chat you will need port 5222 incoming open.

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Procedure to Record Using Procaster 1. Open Procaster 2. Sign in by entering your username and password. Then left click login 3. Left click Preferences. Set the following items: a. Left click on LIVESTREAM i. Automatically Go Live when broadcasting ii. Automatically add recordings to on-demand library b. Left click on Video i. Left click on the SOURCE dropdown box, and select your camera source ii. Output should be 640x480 iii. Aspect ratio should be 4:3 iv. Target frame should be 25fps v. Target bitrate should be 400 vi. Keyframe intervals should be 2 c. Left click on Audio i. Left click the source downarrow and select the audio device you wish to use ii. Target bitrate should be 64 iii. Sampling rate should be 22050 iv. Channels should be Mono d. Left click on Desktop. Set these according to your desire e. Left click Save 4. Left click on Chat, enter the user name you wish to use in chat (preferably Admin), and left click OK 5. The Camera source and Screen Source should both be BLUE 6. Left click the RED GO LIVE button to begin streaming When you begin to stream, you will see four (4) green right angles at the four (4) corners of your monitor. This will indicate what portion of the screen is being captured and streamed. Across the bottom of the screen, you will see a bar. On the left side, you will see a preview of what is live, a timer showing Time elapsed, Frames per second rate, and bitrate. On the right side, you will see the buttons that will allow you to choose your output source, as well as a ZOOM IN and ZOOM OUT button. To stop recording, left click on the RED STOP button on the preview bar at the lower left of the screen.

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Procedure to Use Livestream Studio 1. Go to www.livestream.com, login, and choose your studio 2. Left click on configuration tab. a. Left Click My Channel Page. Enter all the information requested b. When complete, left click Save configuration c. Left click on Style Channel. Enter all the information requested. d. When complete left click “apply this template to your channel� button 3. Left click on Manage Library tab a. Left click on Upload Videos b. Enter all information requested c. Left click Up to 1GB. The file will begin to upload 4. To broadcast live: a. Left click on Broadcast Live b. Left click Sources, Pick a Storyboard c. Left click OPEN on a storyboard d. Left click CUE on the file you wish to broadcast currently e. To broadcast immediately, left click on Transition to cued clip 5. To create auto-pilot play list: a. Left click on Control Auto-pilot b. Choose a story board from the Storyboards column c. Left click, hold, and drag it into the auto-pilot Playlist 6. To create a Video On-Demand list: a. Click the Video On-demand tab b. Choose a story board from the list. c. Left click, hold, and drag it to the Public Video on Demand Library column

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ooVoo Current Version 2.1.0.51 Web site: http://oovoo.com/Download.aspx Purpose: Video Messaging/Video Conferencing Possible Uses: Have guest speakers lecture your class via VoIP or webcam. Create video messages when you have to be out of class. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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PodProducer Web site: http://www.podproducer.net Purpose: Record/Compile audio for podcasts Possible Uses: Presentation of lessons, student reports, prerecords guest speakers, and study notes for travel Cost: Freeware Tips: 1. Create pre-recorded components to make creation of podcasts easier. 2. Always add ID3 tags so the end user will know what he or she is listening to. 3. Make podcasts entertaining.

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To Configure Your Application 1. Open PodProducer. 2. Left click on the configuration tab on the right hand side of the screen. 3. Left click on the device drop down box, and select the sound card present in your computer. If you are not sure of your sound card, contact your IT department. 4. Left click the input drop down box, and select microphone. NOTE: If you are going to record sound from an external source, you would select line. 5. Left click the sampling rate drop down box, and select 22050. This is FM quality audio. 6. Left click the bitrate drop down box, and select 96. 7. The VBR and mono check boxes should NOT be checked. 8. Left click the number of playing decks drop down box, and select 5. 9. Left click on the recording tab. 10. Left click on the mic, wave, line, and monitor buttons at the lower right of the screen. This will activate these inputs. They should show a bright green light in the button. 11. Position the fader bars in the middle of the scale.

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To Record Your Content 1. Left click the red REC button. The counter will begin to count up. Also, the VU meter on the right hand side of the screen should register in the high green or mid yellow range. If it stays in the red, move the fader bar down. 2. To pause your recording, left click the yellow PAUSE button. This will cause the counter to pause, as well as the VU meter to stop registering. Pausing allows you to take a break and continue where you left off. To resume recording, left click the PAUSE button again, and the recording continues. 3. To stop recording, left click the blue STOP button. NOTE: When you left click the STOP button, you cannot add anymore to you recording. 4. Left click the save episode button. 5. Left click the save file tab, and then left click the folder icon on the right hand side of the file name drop down box. Select a folder, and create a name for the file. NOTE: The dialog will prompt you to OPEN an MP3 file. PodProducer records all files to a temp directory until you save it. When you OPEN the file, it simply moves the recording into the permanent file. 6. Fill in the ID#v2 tag information. This is the information you will see in the MP3 player, Windows Media Player, or IPod that lets the user know what he or she is listening to. 7. Left click the SAVE button at the lower right.

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SchoolTube Current Version 3.1.07.03 Web site: http://www.schooltube.com/ Purpose: Stream live and pre-recorded videos and screencasts Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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ScreenStream Current Version 1.05 Web site: http://www.nchsoftware.com/screen/index.html Purpose: Broadcast your screen for presentations and training sessions Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Procedure 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Open ScreenStream Left click on the audio, video and mouse icons on the ScreenStream Toolbar Left click on the Options icon, then left click the Routing tab. Copy the General Internet URL and send to participants. Left click OK Minimize ScreenStream Open the document you wish to share.

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TalkShoe Web site: http://www.talkshoe.com Purpose: Internet radio/podcast creation Possible Uses: Student created talk radio, reports, and online help Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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TokBox – NEW September 2008 Web site: http://www.tokbox.com Purpose: Flash based audio/video live for Video Email messages, video calls, or video conferences up to 20-25 users Possible Uses: Video conferencing, video messages, video marketing, link 15 minute videos to website, collaborative meetings online (video not required, but is nice) Cost: Freeware Notes: 1. Wizard based step by step to create VMail or conference call.  2. Can be used with ManyCam to share videos, still images, or PPT slides after conversion. 

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UStream TV Web site: http://www.ustream.tv Purpose: Flash based audio/video live or pre-recorded streaming Possible Uses: Video conferencing, streaming school events, and stream classes Cost: Freeware

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Vimeo Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://vimeo.com/ Purpose: Host and stream pre-recorded video Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Procedure To upload a video 1. Log in to Vimeo 2. Left click on the Upload tab 3. Left click on Choose a file to upload 4. Select the file you wish to upload 5. Add the title of the video 6. Add a description of the video 7. Add any tags to the video 8. When the file is uploaded, it will be automatically converted. You will be notified via email when it is available To change settings on a video 1. 2. 3. 4.

Left click Video, My Videos Left click on the video you want to change settings on Left click on the Settings icon Adjust the settings you wish to change by left clicking on the heading in the left hand column

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WiZiQ – UPDATED September 2008 Web site: http://www.wiziq.com Purpose: Flash-based webinar service Possible Uses: Interactive professional development, archive classes, share files, and teach computer apps online. Now offers desktop sharing via freeware add on. Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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WordPress - ADDED September 2008 Web site: http://www.wordpress.com Purpose: Web log, daily online journal Possible Uses: Present assignments, provide unexpected information to students, and provide news for school and parents Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips: 1. Add links to or embed podcasts and other multimedia to make the blog more engaging.

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DEMONSTRATION TOOLS

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CamStudio Current Version 2.0 Web site: http://camstudio.org/ Purpose: Create screencasts in SWF or AVI format Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Debut Current Version 1.42 Web site: http://www.nchsoftware.com/capture/index.html Purpose: Record video from webcam, capture devices or screen Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Procedures 1. Open Debut 2. Left click Files, Options a. Left click the Record Tab i. Left click the video capture device to capture camera video ii. Left click the Screen Capture button to do screen shots iii. Left click the Capture Sound button, then select your sound decvice and audio impute iv. Left click the maximum recording time checkbox, and enter 1:00:00 in the box v. Left click the” Minimize Debut window before strating screen capture” checkbox b. Left click the Output Tab i. Left click the dropdown box under Output format, and select MPG ii. Select an output folder iii. Left click the “Prompt for file name before start recording” check box c. Left click the General Tab i. Left click the “Sound record tone when starting” checkbox ii. Left click the “Sound stopped tone when recording” checkbox 3. Left click the OK button 4. Left click on the device, screen, or snapshot icon to determine what action will occur. In this instance, left click on screen 5. Left click on the record button 6. Enter the file name of the file to be recorded and left click OK 7. Minimize Debut 8. Record your presentation 9. Maximize Debut and left click Stop

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Jigsaw Puzzle Promo Creator Web site: http://www.tibosoftware.com/jppcreator.htm Purpose: Jigsaw puzzle creation Possible Uses: Bell ringer activity, subject enrichment, and rehabilitation Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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Steps to Create a Jigsaw Puzzle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Open program. Left click on next. Select Create new Jigs@w Puzzle Promo. Left click next. Enter a title for your puzzle. Left click next. Enter the URL to your Web site. Left click next.

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9. If you wish to change the background color or the image of the top bar, do so here. 10. Left click next. 11. If you wish to brand your puzzle, do so here. 12. Left click next. 13. Leave the alternative text as it is. 14. Left click next. 15. If you wish to change the color of the background, do so here. 16. Select create new jigsaw. 17. Left click next.

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18. Left click browse, and select the image you want to use in your puzzle. 19. Left click next. 20. Do not change anything on the localize texts screen. 21. Left click next. 22. Select Save Jigs@w Puzzle promo directive file. This will allow you to edit the puzzle later if you wish. 23. Left click browse, and enter a name for the directive file. This can also be the name of the EXE file that is created. 24. Left click next. 25. Left click test to check your puzzle. 26. Left click save as to name your puzzle. This can be the same name as your directive file, or you can give it a different name. 27. Left click mail to attach your puzzle to an e-mail and send to someone. 28. Left click exit to close the application.   Note that you can left click back at any screen and edit your previous selections.

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PhotoStage Current Version 1.12 Web site: http://www.nchsoftware.com/slideshow/index.html Purpose: Create motion added photo slideshow Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips: 1. Make sure images are a minimum resolution of 1600 x 1200 2. Make sure that NO images or music is copyrighted 3. When zooming in on pictures, make sure you do not zoom in to a size of less than 800 x 600 4. When outputting the slideshow, use MPEG at a resolution no less than 800 x 600. This will allow for conversion to standalone DVD presentation.

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Prodcedure To create/edit a digital story 1. Open PhotoStage 2. Left click the “Insert Slides” icon 3. Select the folder containing the images you want, then use Control+Left Click to choose multiple images you want to select. 4. Left click Open when you have completed your selections. Your images will be placed on the timeline in the main interface 5. Left click on the image you wish to edit 6. To edit or add to the image do the following: a. Narrate i. Left click on the narrate button ii. Left click the red circular record button iii. Begin talking. The screen will track the length of your recording iv. To stop recording, left click on the blue square button. v. Left click the CLOSE button b. Zoom/Pan i. Left click on the Zoom button ii. In the “Start Point” window, left click the red box and create the starting point of the movement iii. In the “End Point” window, left click and drag the red box to create the ending point of the movement iv. Left click the CLOSE button c. Color settings i. Left click the Manage Color button ii. Left click and drag the brightness, contrast and/or gamma slider bars to adjust the image to the settings you desire. iii. To apply a filter, click on the apply filter check box, then select the filer from the drop down box. iv. Left click the CLOSE button d. Length i. The adjust the length of the slide, you can enter a numeric value in the box, or you can left click on the end of the desired photo, and drag it to the desired length. ii. The length is automatically set if there is a narration present with the image

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Procedure to output video 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Left click on the Build Slideshow icon Left click on the Windows PC selection in the window Left click on Browse, and choose the directory you wish to place the file in Left click the dropdown box under format, and select MPG Left click the dropdown box under Resolution, and select 800 x 600 Left click the dropdown box under Framerate and select 30 Left click the Stereo check box Left click Build Slideshow button

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Photo Story 3 Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx Purpose: Digital storytelling using still images Possible Uses: Document student project, virtual field trips, and student projects Cost: Freeware Tips: 1. Minimum suggested resolution of original photo is 1600 x 1200. 2. Do not crop photos as you will do that in PhotoStory. 3. Do not have beginning or ending custom movement at a resolution of smaller than 800x600. 4. Create voiceover with music mix in program like audacity. 5. Using copyrighted material is illegal. 6. Unless a slide is tied to a specific audio passage, no slide should appear for longer than five seconds.

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Opening Photo Story 3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7.

8. 9.

Select begin a new story. Left click next. Left click import pictures. Select the pictures you want to include in your project. To select multiple images, hold the control key, and left click on the thumbnail you wish to include. When all images have been selected, left click next.   This screen allows you to make minor adjustments to your images. The rotate and crop tab allows you to modify your images by rotating or cropping the image. The auto fix tab allows you to adjust contrast, color levels, and correct red eye.   The add effects tab allows you to add artistic effects to images. Any changes here the images in the project, NOT the original image. Left click next to continue. This screen allows you to add text to your images. Type text in the box on the right side of the screen. Use the formatting buttons above the box to format your text. NOTE: Any text added to your image here will cause the text to become part of the image and subject to any movement added to the image.  

10. Left click the arrow on either side of the effect drop down box to move to the

previous or next image to add text to. You may also left click on the thumbnail at the bottom of the screen. Left click on next to continue to the next screen.  

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11. To narrate a particular image, left click on the red button above the box on the right hand side of the screen. Left click on the black button to stop recording. Left click on the curved arrow to delete the sound file. You may also type text in the box if you just want to add notes about the image. 12. Left click on the customize motion button to add motion to your image.   13. Left click the motion and duration tab. To specify a start and end position manually, left click the specify start and end position check box on the upper left portion of the screen. 14. In the start position window, left click and hold the marquee box, and then drag it to the size ad position you wish the image to begin with. In the end position window, left click and hold the marquee box, and then drag it to the size ad position you wish the image to end. 15. In the duration window, left click on number of seconds to display the picture, and set the desired time. 16. Left click SAVE. This will save the motion and timing you just assigned. NOTE: This does NOT save the entire project. 17. To advance to the next image to customize motion, left click the right arrow.   Left click on the transition tab. Left click on a transition to use between your images. Allow the program to automatically set the transition. 18. Left click SAVE. This will save the motion and timing you just assigned. NOTE: This does NOT save the entire project. 19. When you have set the motions and transitions as you wish, left click on close. 20. Left click on save project. This saves the entire project. All images, motions and transitions, timings, and narrations are saved to a project file. 21. Left click next to continue.   22. Left click on the first image in the project where you want music to begin. 23. Left click on create music. 24. Left click and choose the music you wish to use. NOTE: These are all MIDI file supplied by Microsoft. They are not copyrighted. If you wish to use any other music, you must have legal permission to use the music. 25. When you have selected your music, left click OK. 26. Left click next to continue. 27. Left click save for computer, browse to a location and give your file a name, and left click on settings.  

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28. Left click in the profile drop down box, and select profile for computer 2 (640x480). 29. Left click OK. The program will now automatically compile your movie. 30. When your movie is complete, this screen will show you the name, location, and size of your movie. 31. Left click to view your movie. 32. If you wish to go back and revise your movie, left click on back. 33. To exit the program, left click on exit.  

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TipCam Web site: http://www.utipu.com Purpose: Screencasting Possible Uses: Computer app demonstrations, student projects, digital how-to’s, and digital troubleshooting Cost: Freeware Tips: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Pre-determine how you want to show the demonstration. Save as FLV format if you do not want to edit the file. Save as AVI file if you wish to perform post-production on the file. Set the zoom size to 640 x 480.

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TipCam Setup and Operation Setup 1. Open TipCam. 2. Click on the options icon. 3. Basic Options a. Place a check in the following boxes: i. Load TipCam when computer starts. ii. Put a TipCam shortcut on desktop. iii. Record audio commentary. 1. Be sure to select the sound card on the PC you are using. 2. Click TEST to check audio levels. 4. Environment Options a. Set hot keys to your preferences or leave as is. b. Select start minimized in SysTray. c. Select mini toolbar. d. Change skin (color scheme) is desired. e. Check the box to show a countdown to start your screen captures. 5. Advanced Options a. Set frame rate to 7. b. Select high quality scaling. c. Under compression, choose smaller files. d. Under source, select mirror driver. If your PC selects a different source, do not change it unless you have a problem. e. Under recording detail, select mouse cursor highlighting. f. Under recording detail, select record cursor while typing. g. Under recording resolution, select 800 x 600. h. Under zoom level, select 480 x 360. When all options have been set, left click on OK.

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Operation 1. Double click on the TipCam icon in the SysTray to open the recorder. 2. Open the program that you want to make a screen recording of. 3. To begin screen recording, either left click on the record button on the tip cam control, or press F10. The TipCam will reduce to a mini tool bar at the top of the screen. 4. Begin recording mouse movement and voice while going the operation on screen. 5. To zoom in to a specific area on the screen, press F9. The screen will zoom in to an area with a size of 640 x 480. The zoomed in area will follow your cursor movements. 6. To lock the zoom in a certain area, press shift+F9. The zoomed in area will now be locked in place until you press F9 again. 7. To pause a recording session, press F10. To continue, pres F10 again. 8. When your recording is complete, press F10, and then left click on the red square STOP button. 9. Click SAVE to save the module. Other Functions 1. To play back the just recorded file, left click on the BLUE play button. 2. To play back a previously recorded file, press the YELLOW play file button, and choose a file to view. 3. To discard a file you are recording, click on stop, and then click on the discard can on the panel.

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Webinaria Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://www.webinaria.com/ Purpose: Create screencasts in FLV or AVI format with webcam insert Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Windows Media Encoder Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/encoder/default.mspx Purpose: Audio/video recording in Windows native format and file format conversion Possible Uses: Video podcasts, screen demonstration, file conversion, audio creation, and audio/video streaming Cost: Freeware Tips: 1. Converting copyrighted material is illegal. 2. Custom convert files to meet bandwidth needs. 3. Complete the file information section. The information will appear in the Windows Media Player.

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Debug Mode Wink Web site: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Purpose: Computer application simulation, tutorial, and presentation and handout creation Possible Uses: Interactive computer simulation, tutorial and handouts that are identical, and student projects Cost: Freeware

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REINFORCEMENT TOOLS

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Alisher Word Search Puzzle Generator Web site: http://puzzleservice.com/downloads/puzzle.exe Purpose: Random word search generator from multiple word lists Possible Uses: Quizzes, study aids, student projects, and course enrichment Cost: Freeware

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BYO Jeopardy UPDATED September 2008 Web site: http://wolfescience.com/byojeopardy/ Purpose: HTML Based Jeopardy game creation Possible Uses: Student projects and topic reinforcement Cost: Freeware Notes: 1. Latest Version 1.3.4.0 

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Creating a Jeopardy Game (BYO Jeopardy 1.2.14) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Select file and new. Select Single BYOJeopardy Board. Left click OK.  Left click on category one. Left click on edit label. Enter a name for the topic, and press enter. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for the remaining topics. Left click on the + sign beside the first topic. This will expand the topic so you can see the questions and answers included in the topic. 9. Left click on the + sign beside the first question/answer pair. This will expand the pair so you can see both question and answer. 10. Left click on question 100. 11. Left click on edit label. 12. Enter the question. This is the item that first appears when you select the topic on the Jeopardy board. 13. Left click OK. 14. Left click on Answer 100. 15. Left click edit label. 16. Enter the answer in the form of a question. Begin with phrases like “What is,” “What are,” “Why do,” and so forth. 17. Repeat steps 9 through 16 for the rest of the topic. 18. Repeat steps 8 through 17 for the rest of the topics and the Daily Double.  

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19. Select file, saves as. 20. Select a location, and save the file. 21. Left click save. To Test Your Jeopardy Game 1. Select file, edit. 2. Select view, show board. 3. Play a game of Jeopardy. To Export the Jeopardy Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Select file, export. Select “player answers in the form of a question.” Left click OK. In the export dialogue, select choose template. Select the last basic graphical template. Note: You can also create question and answer lists for the “host” as well as print out the board. 6. Left click OK. 7. Choose a location, and enter a name for the HTML file. 8. Left click save.

Upon completion of the save procedure, a browser will open, and your completed Jeopardy Board will be displayed.  

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Crossword Puzzle Generator Web site: http://www.eclipsecrossword.com/ Purpose: Multiple layout puzzle generator Possible Uses: Quizzes, study aid, student projects, and course enrichment Cost: Freeware

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To Create a New Crossword Puzzle 1. Open the program. 2. Select options. Change any options you wish to change. 3. Left click on “I would like to start a new crossword.” 4. Left click next. 5. Left click “Let me create a word list from scratch now.” 6. Left click next. 7. Type a word. 8. Type the clue for the word. 9. Click add word to list. The word will appear in the word list on the left. 10. Repeat steps 6 through 8 until you have added all your words. 11. Left click on next. 12. Left click YES when prompted to save the word list, and save as you would normally save a file. 13. Enter a name for the puzzle. 14. Enter your name. 15. Left click NEXT. 16. Define the size of the puzzle. 17. Left click NEXT. 18. Look at the preview of the puzzle. 19. To generate a different layout, left click “Make another puzzle like this one.” 20. Left click NEXT. 21. Under the save crossword tab, left click on save crossword. This saves the puzzle layout, NOT the word list.      

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To Output Puzzle 1. To Print a. Left click print crossword tab. b. Select the desired items on the answer key and empty puzzle that you want to print. c. Select the number of copies. d. Left click on print everything checked above. e. Note that the printer that will be used is your DEFAULT printer. To print the file to an Adobe file, set Adobe Acrobat as your default printer. 2. To Export to Web a. Left click save as Web page. b. Select the desired output 3. To Publish to Document a. Left click on publish crossword. b. Choose the format you wish to export to.  

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Easy Test Maker Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://www.easytestmaker.com/default.aspx Purpose: FREE online test generator to help you create your tests. Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Procedure 1. Log in to www.easytestmaker.com 2. Left click on Create New Test 3. Enter a name for the test and left click OK 4. Left click on the Add Question dropdown box 5. Choose the type question you wish to create 6. Enter the question. You may cut and paste from any MS text application 7. Left click to signify the correct answer 8. Left click OK 9. Your question appears on the page. 10. Repeat steps 4-8 to create the rest of your quiz. 11. Left click the Save Icon, to save your test 12. Left click the PRINT icon. 13. Left click the Test check button, then left click the Printer icon, and output to PDF 14. Left click the Answer Sheet check button, then left click the Printer icon, and output to PDF

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ProProfs School Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/ Purpose: Make your own quiz, online tests, training, recruitment, or exams. Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Procedure 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Log in http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/ Left click Create a Quiz Left click Create Scored Quiz Enter the quiz Title Enter a description of the quiz Enter the question and answers. Left click the radio checkbox to select the correct answer 7. To add additional questions, left click on the Multiple choice, Fill in the blank. Or essay buttons and repeat step 6 8. In the “Quiz Options” box”, left click the result type dropdown box to choose the type of result, as well as pass percentage, max time, total score, and the ability to issue a certificate of achievement

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Quizlet Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://quizlet.com/ Purpose: Create multi output online study aids for students Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware Tips:

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Procedure to create flashcard set 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Log in to www.quizlet.com Left click on the “Make Flashcards” link Enter the title of the flashcard set Enter the subject of the flashcards Left click to set the users settings Left click and enter a description of the flashcards Enter the data into the flashcards a. Enter the Term b. Enter the Definition 8. Left click the Create Set button

Procedure to use flashcards 1. Left click the My Dashboard link 2. Left click on a title under “Sets” 3. Select the method of learning

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Stu’s Jeopardy Web site: http://jeopardygame.wordpress.com/ Purpose: Stand-alone EXE Based Jeopardy game creation Possible Uses: Quizzes, student projects, and topic reinforcement Cost: Freeware

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WetPaint Wiki Web site: http://www.wetpaint.com Purpose: Social Web site with pages that anyone can edit and contribute to including text, photos, videos, polls, and more Possible Uses: Student projects, student collaboration, and peer based e-reference creation Cost: Freeware

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REVIEW TOOLS

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CourseLab Web site: http://www.courselab.com Purpose: SCORM compliant e-learning authoring package Possible Uses: SCORM compliant e-learning courses, presentations, quizzes, and interactive presentations Cost: Freeware

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This tutorial will show you the steps in creating a new course. 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6.

Open CourseLab 2.4. Left click on create new course. Enter the name of the course and folder name where the course will be stored. To create a new folder, left click on the box with the three dots, and follow the dialog to create the location of the folder. When you have created your folder, it will be shown in the dialog box under the location window. Enter the name of the module you are creating. Left click the drop down box, select minimal, and then choose the color you desire the template to be. Left click next when you have completed your selections. The course has been created, and the framework for the first module has been added. Left click finish to begin working in the module.

User Interface Layout Main Interface A. B. C. D. E.

Main user interface Course and module view Title slide thumbnail Title slide selection icon Course title slide – This slide will be the title slide for all modules in this course. F. Frame objects – Each object on this slide has a corresponding object on the frame structure at the right.

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Master Slide Interface A. Master slide interface B. Master slide thumbnail C. Master slide – Each component on the slide has a corresponding object in the frame structure on the right. D. Frame structure column – Objects can be selected and edited. Content Slide Interface A. Slide interface B. Content slide thumbnail C. Content slide – Add content to the slide. Content can be dragged, dropped, or added via component library on the right. Each object on this screen has a corresponding object in the right hand column. D. Frame structure list – This is where all content will be shown. Content can be added and edited from this column. Content Slide Interface A. Content frame B. Object library – Select the objects you wish to use as content on your frame. Each category has multiple methods of content creation. Each item selected and added from here will also appear in the frame structure selection. Content Slide Interface A. Content frame B. Clip art library – Use this selection to add clip art to your frame. You may browse your machine or network for clip art libraries. Content Slide Interface A. Content frame B. Autoshape library – Add autoshapes to your frame from this library. There are multiple autoshape libraries to choose from.

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Content Slide Interface A. Content frame B. Scenarios library – Add simple or complex avatars and scenarios here to your content frame. Content Slide Interface A. Content frame B. Template library – You can change the overall template by selecting one from the library. NOTE: This will NOT change your title slide or master slide. It will only change features such as navigation structure and color schemes.

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How to Create Content in CourseLab For the purpose of this tutorial, we will use the following scenario: 1. 2. 3.

Add one text box and one image to the screen. Make the image invisible. Add interactivity to the screen by having the image appear when the mouse goes over a specific word in the text box. Add interactivity to the screen by having the image disappear when it is left clicked.

4.

Step 1: Add one text box and one image to the screen. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

On the menu bar, left click insert, text box. A text box will appear on the screen. Right click on the text box, and select edit text. Create your text as you would create text in PowerPoint. Left click OK when complete. On the menu bar, left click insert, picture, and from file. Select an image from the browser just as you would do in PowerPoint. Left click open. The picture will appear on the screen. Right click on the picture, and left click on format picture. Set image properties and size as you would in PowerPoint. Left click OK.

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Step 2: Make the image invisible. 1. 2. 3.

Right click on the image, and left click on format picture. Left click the display tab. Left click the display drop down box, and select No. The image will be invisible on the screen until called to appear. NOTE: Even though you have made the image invisible, it will be seen on the screen until you view the module.

Step 3: Add interactivity to the screen by having the image appear when the mouse goes over a specific word in the text box. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Left click on the text box, and select edit text. Highlight the word or words that will cause the interactivity, and left click on the actions icon. Left click the onmouseover event. This is the trigger use. Double left click display action. This is the effect you wish to use. This will cause code to appear under object column in the center of the screen. Double click on the line of code under object. This will bring up the display dialog. Left click on the box with three dots beside the object selection box. It will open up a window that shows all objects on the current screen. Left click on the thumbnail that represents the picture, and left click OK. Left click on the display drop down box, and select show. Left click the effect drop down box, and choose the way the object will appear. If you select an effect other than object, left click in the duration box, and set a number of seconds for the effect to occur over. Left click OK. You will be returned to the main actions dialog box. Your choices will now appear in the object column. Left click OK. You are returned to the text editor. The word or words you selected will now be BLUE and UNDERLINED. Left click OK. You are returned to the main screen.

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Step 4: Add interactivity to the screen by having the image disappear when it is left clicked. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Left click on the picture, and select actions. The action dialog box will appear. Left click the onclick event. This is the trigger use. Double left click display action. This is the effect you wish to use. This will cause code to appear under object column in the center of the screen. Double click on the line of code under object. This will bring up the display dialog. Left click on the box with three dots beside the object selection box. It will open a window that shows all objects on the current screen. Left click on the thumbnail that represents the picture, and left click OK. Left click on the display drop down box, and select hide. Left click the effect drop down box, and choose the way the object will appear. If you select an effect other than object, left click in the duration box, and set a number of seconds for the effect to occur over. Left click OK. You will be returned to the main actions dialog box. Your choices will now appear in the object column. Left click OK. You are returned to the main screen. Repeat steps 1 through 4 to add additional content on the screen or to create content on the next screen. To view your module, select module and view slide. To test your interactivities, move the mouse cursor over the blue hyperlinked text. The picture should appear on the screen. Left click on the picture. It should disappear from the screen.

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How to Publish to a CD 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Left click file and publish course. Left click NEXT on the dialog box. Enter an identifier for the course. This will allow for unique identification of your course. Enter a description of the course you have created. Left click NEXT. Enter an identifier for the module. This will allow for unique identification of your module. Enter a description of the module you have created. Left click NEXT. To run your module from a CD or your share drive, select run from CD. Left click NEXT. Left click the box with three dots at the end of the location box. Select a drive and folder to place your files in. Left click OK, and then left click NEXT. Left click NEXT, and the program will begin publishing your content. When the course is published, left click finish.

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UDUTU Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://udutu.com/ Purpose: Web based e-learning authoring system Possible Uses: Create SCORM compliant e-learning modules Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Can easily convert PowerPoint presentation to SCORM module  Insert FLV or SWF files  Cut and Paste legacy documents  Standalone or LMS compatible 

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COLLABORATION TOOLS

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Ning Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://www.ning.com/ Purpose: Facebook type online social network Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips: 1. Use as student driven resource site  2. Create online community for parents to participate in your classroom  3. Control content 

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Simply Box Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://simplybox.com/ Purpose: Create bookmarks of content to share with students, and allow for comments on material Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware Tips: 1. Link to Twitter to keep people up to date with what you are researching  2. Share  links and articles with others  3. Allow for comments on boxed items to ensure you have the perfect content selected  

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VoiceThread Web site: http://www.voicethread.com Purpose: Online presentation and discussion and collaboration site Possible Uses: Student projects, peer reviews of material, and practice presentations Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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How to Set up and Use VoiceThread.com 1. Open a Web browser, and browse to http://www.voicethread.com. 2. At the top right hand of the screen, left click on sign in or register. 3. If you have already created your account, type your e-mail and password in the correct boxes, and left click sign in. 4. You will be taken to the MyVoice section. You will see any voice threads you have created. 5. Left click on the create tab. 6. Left click on upload. 7. Choose the location you will be uploading from. Each item will open a Windows dialog box for you to select from. 8. The items will automatically load into the thread. 9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 to load more content. 10. Left click on comment. 11. Choose the desired method of commenting by left clicking on the icon beneath the content. The camera icon is for recording video. The record icon is for using a microphone to create a comment. The type icon is for leaving a type written comment. NOTE: You may use each method of commenting on each page of the thread. 12. To leave a comment on any or all remaining pages, left click the arrow icon at the lower right of the screen. 13. Left click “add a title and description.� Fill in the title and description and key words, and then left click save. 14. Left click options to set the presentation options for your voice thread. Left click SAVE when your options are set.

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15. Left click on share. 16. If you have no friends listed, left click on add friend. 17. Fill in the information about intended recipient, and left click ADD. 18. Repeat steps 15 and 16 as needed. 19. To select the recipients of your voice thread, left click on the name of each friend you wish to send the voice thread to. 20. To set your sharing options, determine if you want your thread to be private and moderated. 21. Left click invite to send an e-mail to the recipients. Your voice thread is now complete. To Edit a Voice Thread 1. To edit a previously created voice thread, left click the MyVoice tab. 2. Find the voice thread you wish to edit, and left click the menu icon in the lower right corner of the icon. 3. Left click edit. You will be taken to the create tab. Follow steps 6 through 12 to edit your voice thread.

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RESOURCE TOOLS

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Classroom 2.0 Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://www.classroom20.com/ Purpose: Ning site dedicated to helping bring technology into the classroom Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Creative Commons Web site: http://www.creativecommons.org Purpose: Copyright free content search Possible Uses: Student projects, course creation, clip art, music, and media Cost: Freeware Tips

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EDraw 4 Current Version 4.6 Web site: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Purpose: Mind mapping application. Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware Tips:

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Freemind Current Version 0.8.1 Web site: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Purpose: Mind mapping application. Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware Tips:

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Freeplay Music Web site: http://www.freeplaymusic.com Purpose: Copyright free music Possible Uses: Student projects and multimedia presentations Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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Jamendo Web site: http://www.jamendo.com Purpose: Copyright free music Possible Uses: Student projects and multimedia presentations Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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LearnHub Web site: http://www.learnhub.com Purpose: Online learning community Possible Uses: Online tutoring, online professional development, and course review Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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Live Classroom 2.0 Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://live.classroom20.com/ Purpose: Hosts live webinars and archives of sessions introducing technology in the classroom Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Moodle Web site: http://www.moodle.org Purpose: Learning Management System Possible Uses: Online learning Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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MyDISK Ning Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://mydisk.ning.com/ Purpose: Ning dedicated to Web 2.0 and it’s uses in MS Workforce Education Program Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Podsafe Audio Web site: http://www.podsafeaudio.com Purpose: Locate copyright free music Possible Uses: Podcasts, multimedia production, and student projects Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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Scribd Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://www.scribd.com/ Purpose: Creative Commons based documents you can use in your classroom Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware Tips:

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ToonDoo Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://www.toondoo.com/ Purpose: Create cartoons for use with lessons Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Procedures 1. 2. 3. 4.

Log in to site Left click on Tools, ToonDoo maker Left click to select the comic layout from the templates Left click on the Character icon, select the item you wish to use, the left click and drag it to the template 5. Left click on the Scenery icon, select the item you wish to use, the left click and drag it to the template 6. Left click on the Prop icon, select the item you wish to use, the left click and drag it to the template 7. Left click on the Text icon, select the item you wish to use, the left click and drag it to the template 8. Repeat this procedure for the remaining icons as you see the need 9. Arrange the components to tell your story. 10. Move the mouse over Start Here, left click on the blue disk, and save your cartoon.

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Toonlet Current Version May 2009 Web site: http://toonlet.com/ Purpose: Create cartoons to reinforce lessons Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware Tips:

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Wikimedia Commons Web site: http://www.wikimedia.commons.org Purpose: Copyright free content search Possible Uses: Student projects, course creation, clip art, music, and media Cost: Freeware

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UTILITY TOOLS

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Audacity Web site: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Purpose: Audio recording, layering, mixing, editing, and converting Possible Uses: Mixing podcast openings and closings and editing podcasts Cost: Freeware

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DVD VideoSoft Web site: http://www.DIDVideoSoft.com Purpose: File conversion Possible Uses: Convert Web-based media to PC-based media, convert files formats, and frame capture video frames Cost: Freeware

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FastStone Image Suite Web site: http://www.faststone.org Purpose: Image viewing, conversion, and manipulation Possible Uses: Enhancing pictures for student projects Cost: Freeware

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FormAssembly Current Version Web site: https://www.formassembly.com/ Purpose: Web-based form creation for registrations Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Mango Browser Web site: http://mango.browser.googlepages.com/ Purpose: Runs your favorite Web application with look and feel of standard desktop applications and saves PC resources Possible Uses: Cost: Freeware

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ManyCam Web site: http://www.manycam.com Purpose: Multi-source input for use with webcams, image files, and media files to be recorded in video podcasts Possible Uses: Webinar video source, video podcasts source, and streaming video source Cost: Freeware

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Moyea FLV Editor Lite Current Version 3.1.07.03 Web site: http://www.exp-flv.com/ Purpose: FLV editor, compositor, and exporter to FLV and SWF formats Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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NCH Software Web site: http://www.nch.com.au Purpose: Utility suite Possible Uses: Various Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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Open Office Current Version 3.1 Web site: http://www.openoffice.org/ Purpose: FLV editor, compositor, and exporter to FLV and SWF formats Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware Tips:

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Photo Filtre Current Version 6.3.2 Web site: http://photofiltre.free.fr/frames_en.htm Purpose: Graphics editor and converter like Photshop Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware and pay version available Tips:

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Photoscape Current Version 3.3 Web site: http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php Purpose: Basic graphics editor and converter. Possible Uses: Classroom presentation can be converted and saved for review sessions, sales and marketing, and practice for presentations. Cost: Freeware Tips:

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Photoshop Album Starter Web site: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopalbum/starter.html Purpose: Image organization, cropping, manipulation, and sharing Possible Uses: Organizing mages for media use and modifying images for student projects Cost: Freeware and pay version available

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SendUIt Web site: http://www.senduit.com/ Purpose: Large file transfer utility Possible Uses: Time determined and secure file transfer up to 100 MB Cost: Freeware

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Skype Web site: http://www.skype.com Purpose: Instant messaging, file transfer, VOIP, and small web-based meetings Possible Uses: Tutoring, teacher-to-teacher communication, and file transfer up to 100 MB Cost: Freeware

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Windows Movie Maker Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx Purpose: Video creation and editing Possible Uses: Edit TipCam file, enhance Photostory files, and capture and edit video for podcasts Cost: Freeware

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Yahoo Messenger Web site: http://messenger.yahoo.com/ Purpose: Instant messaging, file transfer, VOIP, and small web-based meetings Possible Uses: Tutoring, teacher-to-teacher communication, and file transfer up to 100 MB Cost: Freeware

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YouSendIt.com Web site: http://www.yousendit.com Purpose: Large file transfer utility Possible Uses: Secure file transfer up to 100 MB Cost: Freeware

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