I find the summary of learning daunting. Not the summary part – the creation part. The idea must precede the creation and let’s be honest, at this time of year, my creativity wanes; however, I decided I would attempt to capture my “journey” of learning in a song recreation. I rewrote lyrics, sang and recorded and then created a video to accompany it. It took WAY TOO LONG, but once again I learned a lot and discovered new tech, tricks and realities along the way (including that the acoustics in a classroom are different than the acoustics in a garage – didn’t think of this – oh well). As well, I have a new appreciation for video creators, editors, and sound technicians. Timing is everything!
I used GarageBand to download the song and record the audio. I never did find the autotune, so what you get is what you get!! That being said, I owe you an apology for my vocal attempt at one of the greats! I hope you can still appreciate the original. I used iMovie along with Picmonkey to create the images (I perfectly timed my account to utilize the free 7 day trial – what a teacher move!). I owe a shout out to google and youtube for being my saving grace as I muddied my way through using this new technology.
Thanks to my classmates for the wisdom, the community, and the inspiration to be a better educator! I hope to continue interacting with you!
Without further adieu, here is my eci834 summary of learning: