Week#3 (5+1) – Audio & Video


  • What types of video and audio materials do you use in your teaching and/or learning?
  • What sources do you use other than textbook and curriculum CD’s?
  • What kinds of  audio/video materials would you like to find for classroom use?
  • What skills (if any) would you like to develop in order to make better use of audio and video in your teaching and learning?

In-class overview of the Video Guide

  • Sites that use video for language learning
  • Downloading YouTube and other online videos
  • Editing videos with Windows Movie Maker
  • Watching TV Shows and Movies online
  • Screen capturing & sharing

Things to try…

–  Look at the Video Guide  Explore the sites listed there.  Remember to use Diigo to bookmark those or other video sites of interest.
– Go to YouTube.com, find any video of interest and post it on your blog (instructions here)
– Use a video download tool (like Torch or  KeepVid.com) to save a video file from a YouTube Video
– Use Windows Movie Maker to edit that video.
– Use your webcam to create and post your own video on YouTube.  Become a YouTube Star!  Guide here

 Audio Sites & Tools

  • Go to the Audio Guide
  • Visit some of the audio sites, bookmark those of interest. 
  • Take a look at the chatbots. Create your own at Voki if you like
  • Try using Audacity to record and edit audio. 

If time and determination permit, you can experiment with Google+ Hangout.

If you’d like to stream and record a Hangout, try starting a ‘Hangout on Air’.

More info about Hangouts in the Google+ Hangout Guide