Using @KidblogDotOrg and iMovie in YOUR classroom. | JerseyEducator Podcast 003


 

Welcome to the third episode of the Jersey Educator Podcast hosted by Jeff Bradbury. Please find us online at www.JerseyEducator.com. In this episode, we discuss how Kidblog can be used in your classroom.  I also tell you why iMovie is an app that I can’t live without.  We end the show with an interview with New Jersey educator Dana Sirotiak. (@Sirotiak02)

Web Tool Of The Week

Kidblog

I recently signed up my Music Theory class for Kidblog.  In only a few weeks, Kidblog has completely transformed the way that I am creating class assignments for my students.

Please check out the blogs that my students are creating.

 

App of the Week

iMovie

iMovie ’11 helps you turn ordinary home videos into captivating Hollywood-style trailers that are fun to watch and share. You can choose from fifteen trailer templates including Adventure, Romantic Comedy, and Epic Drama, each with its own unique titles, graphics, and cinematic soundtrack. iMovie also includes powerful new tools that make it easy to selectively adjust audio levels and apply sophisticated visual effects like flash and hold, instant replay, and jump cuts with a single click. People Finder analyzes your videos and marks sections containing faces, so you can quickly find the perfect clips for your trailer or movie. And iMovie ’11 adds new themes that make your videos look like professionally-produced news or sports programs. (Source: Apple.com Website)

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Featured Educator

New Jersey Teacher Dana Sirotiak

Dana-Sirotiak-150Dana Sirotiak is a 7th grade Middle School Social Studies Teacher at Frank R. Conwell Middle School #4 in Jersey City, New Jersey.   Dana is a co-moderator for # NJED, which takes place the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month AT 8:30pm EST and #PTChat every Wednesday at 9pm EST.  Dana is interested in reforming education through the integration of 21st Century Skills.  Dana has formed a well-rounded Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter that includes all stakeholders in education.  You can find Dana on Twitter @Sirotiak02 and Skype dana.sirotiak as well as visit her ePortfolio by visitingdanasirotiak.wordpress.com.

 

 

 

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@jeffbradbury Jeffrey Bradbury teaches in the North Brunswick Twp School District. He teaches Music Theory, Music History and has a wonderful high school orchestra that he is very proud of. Jeff earned his Bachelors and Masters Degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. In his free time, Jeff enjoys teaching, playing violin, conducting, web design, and podcasting. You can find him on his website www.TeacherCast.net where he writes blogs, creates Audio Podcasts, reviews apps, and provides Screencasts to help teachers learn how to use todays technologies. @TeacherCast. For Music Lovers, he can also be found at: www.BradburyMusic.com

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