2010-01-08

Before meeting starts:
  • Sign in
  • Turn in loaned-out mics
  • Make sure you have Mobile Studio installed on your iPod

  1. iPod Apps page
  2. Give out:
    1. mics, hubs, headphones
  3. Project 2 - the second project uses the iPod's recording capabilities (using, Speakeasy, Mobile Studio, Voice Memos, or other audio recording tool on the iPod) The project needs to directly address Reading Comprehension (as we have discussed; really hit RC head on) Use the recording capabilities of the iPod. Address at least one of the 6 strategies from Strategies that Work/Houghton Mifflin (or middle school equivalent -  not summarizing or equivalent for this project). Remember, for this project, it does not need to be a complicated projects - it might be something as simple as recordings of kids predictions and inferences as they are reading a story.  You could if you want, include 
http://reading.ecb.org/teacher/strategies.html
    1. Predict and Infer (http://podcast.eusd4kids.org/users/josefregoso/weblog/94723/Sample_Project__1.html)
    2. Monitor and Clarify
    3. Questioning
    4. Summarizing (not to be used for this project)
    5. Visualizing
    6. Evaluate (http://podcast.eusd4kids.org/users/ccall/weblog/006f8/Literature_Response_Keynote_Project.html)
  1. Post a proposal on your blog as soon as you are ready before Feb 5th.
  2. Post a student-created sample project on your blog before March 11th (your whole class may not have completed that iPod project by this date, but it is expected that all students will do a this project or one very similar iPod Reading Comprehension projects by the end of the year).
  3. Share examples of other simple recording tasks students might to to scaffold skills and improve...
    1. Recording on the iPod and collecting content into iTunes (perhaps for a portfolio-type collection)
  4. Share examples of recording on iPod and transferring
    1. Recording on the iPod and dropping into Keynote or GarageBand
  5. Tools
    1. Voice Memos (& Smart Playlists) - Extra Training - Jan 13, District Office (Birch Room - computer lab)
      1. Easy to use
      2. Automatically transfers the voice memos into new playlist called Voice Memos
      3. Filenames don't transfer to computer, just date and time stamp
      4. Kids need to say their names at start of recording
      5. Can only be transferred to one computer - the one it is synced with
        1. Good for projects
      6. Kathy's Handout on creating Smart Playlists
    2. Mobile Studio - Extra Training - Jan 20, Central, Room 37
      1. Has several tools 
      2. Quality
        1. Telephone - casual recording
        2. FM Radio - casual recording, Keynote
        3. Compact Disk - casual recording, Keynote, GarageBand
    3. Reel Director  - Extra Training - Jan 20, Central, Room 37
    4. SpeakEasy - if you already have all you need (knowledge & app) you can continue to use this; Newbies - don't use
    5. iTalk - if you already have all you need (knowledge, app, & software installed on your computers) you can continue to use this; Newbies - don't use
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