Today while doing research on tech trends in Educational Technology this article came up: Be Careful What You Post Online. Now that we live in a time where so many aspiring college students can share their thoughts it is worth reading. The internet is a public setting regardless of the social media. Think about how what you post on social media can be used as your first impression to a college or a job.
So it is coming to that time of year when students will need to prepare presentations for class. Now depending on the layer of detail you need this can be a very simple process of using popular tools like Prezi or PowerPoint. Both are good options and have a lot of depth, but some classes may want to focus on imagery and audio hoping to avoid all the extra tools that make other programs somewhat cumbersome.
First I will recommend reading this blog over at EdTechTeacher.org which provides a useful set of tools that you can rummage through to find a solution that meets your needs.
For myself I’m going to talk about a very straight forward tool in the ones listed and that is PhotoStory 3 which is a free program that you can download to any Windows system. This tool has just a few simple settings to it that allow you to take photos and add audio or music to create a WMV file that you can use in class. The main highlight is both cost and ease of use, which can be very useful for ESL teachers that need to find tools that are both powerful and easy to explain to students.
If you have any questions or would like help learning how to use PhotoStory 3 you can always contact me at email@example.com for support.