Sunday, June 28, 2015

Free music for your videos

Many a times ,I spent lot of time searching for good music for my video (whether personal or educational ). Very important thing to be kept in mind is the Copyright issues . I can not use some music because of copyright problems or permissions required .

I found a very good link to video describing hassle free steps to get good music from You Tube without any Copyright issues .Thanks to Mickey McFetridge  for this video


Friday, January 2, 2015

Making poster in Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is a great tool to create posters for personal or professional events.
It is very easy to use and posters of any size can be made and there is no need to worry about distortation of pictures or text due to large size

Check poster made by me using Microsoft Publisher for MIE Meet In India in December 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Making video made easy

 Do you think making video is difficult ,then you are wrong .
You can now save your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation as a video, making it easier for you to distribute, and easier for recipients to view. 

Start with these easy steps and create a video .

Check the video tutorial :
This video is made by this method only.


For more details refer to :
http://office.microsoft.com/en-in/pow...


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Screencasting - Recording your computer screen





Meaning  of  Screen casting
 It means recording  your computer screen without the use of  external recording device.
It can also include audio narration.
Sound and presentation are recorded simultaneously

  Benefits to teachers
  • Recording what is happening on your screen can be a pretty useful tool for teachers who want to create video tutorials or presentations for their classrooms
  • Show staff or students how to use an application or a piece of software

Benefits to Students

·        For the student, screen casting allows them to learn by example, seeing for instance a step-by-step sequence in great detail or viewing a screen cast video directly related to lesson content.
·        In addition, students can watch a screen cast video anytime, anywhere and have complete control of the lesson, which means they review any part of the presentation as needed
·        Students can review content to improve quality of notes, make up for missed lectures and revise for exams
·        Can help those with special needs
 

Popular screen casting tools:

 Screencast-O-Matic

Camtasia

CamStudio

Sceenr

 

Watch video of how to do screen casting using Screen-O -MaticClick here

 

Also watch screen casting tool used by me in making a tutorial of "How to make Word Mosaic"Click here



Sunday, July 14, 2013

Making of Newsletters

Do you think making of Newsletters is difficult ......................
Do you think that it is a job of an expert .......................

Actually, creating an effective, visually inviting newsletter might be much easier than you think. 
But if you’re not a professional designer then Microsoft Word is a great way of making newsletter easily.
Why make newsletters?

Newsletter is made to communicate information with many people. It is circulated to inform readers and keep them involved in the activities and events occurring within their organizations.
Newsletter is made in such a way that recipients enjoy reading it and it makes an impact on readers.

Benefits of making newsletters:

  • Newsletter is an excellent educational tool for continuous learning.
  • Students can be actively involved in making Newsletters where they can share their latest work, achievements, opinions etc.
  • It benefits both maker and the reader. Readers find newsletters very interesting.
  • Newsletter can be made month wise or subject wise.
Watch this video to learn the making of newsletter



Check  newsletters prepared by my students:




Saturday, April 27, 2013

Online storage option

Often teachers feel need of some online storage systems where we can store our word documents, presentations ,images etc.
There are lot of options available .
I am using  Microsoft Sky Drive. This is free service given by Microsoft which not only gives us 7 GB of storage space but it is an excellent  medium to share our files with others.

Benefits:
  1. You can use to store thousands and thousands of files
  2. You can access these files whenever you are online
  3. There is no need to carry pen drives or CD's filled with your files
  4. You can Share your entire folder (view only or edit) with another teacher(s) and/or students
Steps for setting 
  1. To start , type http://skydrive.live.com into the address bar of your browser.
  2. You need to have Microsoft Account or Windows Live ID to sign in but if you are new user click on the Signup button for a free Windows Live ID
  3. At the Live ID Sign in page, sign in with your Live account.
  4. In the main navigation, click the “SkyDrive > Get Started
Example of my Sky drive
 I wanted to share one pdf file with others . So I uploaded my file in sky drive and shared it with others by giving a link
Check link:

Explore it more at Microsoft PIL Network