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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The coolest thing . . .

I know what your thinking . . . and you're right (borrowed that from Thomas Magnum, for you eighties fans).  When ever someone starts off with those three words, it's about whatever the Writer feels is the coolest thing, sometimes not the audience.

But recently I just test drove a new web based app called Knovio.  It works similar to some of the more expensive apps like Echo 360 (minus a window).  The power of this app comes from the ability to video record the presenter while slides are being presented.  It's assuming you have a power point file to upload, so make sure all your slides are in a .ppt file or maybe save your Google present as one (I never tried that functionality yet).

Here's how I did it:
 I used a template of slides from PresenterMedia (comes with Office 2010).  I put in my info on the slides with a picture I took of a library door.  Then I set up a script board using topics I wanted to talk about for each slide, basically using a piece of cardboard with bullet points written on PostIt(R)s, and taped it with 1 piece of Gorilla tape to the wall behind my cam.  Keep in mind, this is my first Knovio, but after clicking the link you'll see it's not so bad, AND it gives others hope!

How does this relate to math?
Well, when you see the Knovio, it's a welcome document for my math classes... my online math classes.  Just go here:

Welcome Video (click me)

Matt, the senior rep at Knovio assured me that the ability to embed the video should be forth coming shortly.
For now, I can deal with hyper links (unless it doesn't comply with 504/508, hm...any thoughts?)

It was a fun experience, and I'll look forward to making more "Knovios" with the people from Knowledge Vision.

Til I chalk again,

Mr. Shel

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