Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Five number summary

Friday, February 5th, 2010

10 minutes on the max/min median and quartiles

Lowest terms

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

6 minutes and 43 seconds on how to cancel down a fraction to its lowest terms. I’d rather describe that as ‘remove all the common factors from a fraction’. Produced using the NCH Debut video capture software, and edited in Windows Movie Maker. Notes on how to do all this coming soon.

Multiplying fractions

Monday, October 19th, 2009

2 minutes and 28 seconds on multiplying fractions. Recorded as a quick reminder for students on a return to study course.

Produced on my College issue laptop using the free version of the NCH Debut screen and Webcam capture software, and using the cheapo USB microphone (Logitech and Belkin sell the same oem device). Attempts to [...]

Introduction to Fractions using Smarties

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Introduction to Fractions using SweetsView more presentations from keithpeter.

Slideshare from an OpenOffice Impress presentation on the basics of fractions. Based on an idea from Malcolm C. It worked for his students so I’ll try it out with my Level 1 Adult Numeracy students.

A couple of worksheets coming as well…. You can download a PDF of [...]

ogg test

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Record my desktop from the Ubuntu repositories produces a screencam video of your Ubuntu session

Reverse percentages slide deck…

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I’m trying a visual way of introducing those reverse percentage story problems that go like this: “Fred has had a pay rise of 10% and now earns £22000. What were his wages before the pay rise”.

Screen design slide deck

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity

Ratio and Proportion slide deck

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Ratio and proportion problems introduced visually

Action button settings in PowerPoint

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

8 minutes on how to link slides together and build a menu in PowerPoint.

Class blogs screencast

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

How to use and why you would want to

Podcasting from the Asus

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

What do the built in microphones sound like? Not too bad, a bit low on the treble but reasonable sensitivity. High pass filter in Audacity sorted it.

Equations slideshow

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Slideshare deck shows step by step solutions.


Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

PowerPoint gets a sound track and is published to YouTube and TeacherTube. TeacherTube has problems with sound on MOVs made with iShowU version 1.33

Area formulas

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

YouTubes on rectangle, parallelogram and triangle, and on circles and composite shapes

Algebra podcast

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Multiplying terms helps students to revise indices and directed numbers.

Cumulative frequency screencast

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Plot the curve and find the median and IQR

Averages from frequency tables

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

I guess this is a podcast with visuals.

Tree diagrams screencast

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

YouTube video about tree diagrams in GCSE Probability. Me talking with illustrations provided by a PowerPoint presentation. I scripted the speech but then extemporised at various points – and managed this in two complete takes.

Planning summary

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

YouTube screencast of RBL session 5 deals with distance travelled, the planning and milestones for resource based learning projects, the way I intend to use progress reviews to support participants in carrying out their project plans, and some quick hints on a piece of writing that is due in shortly. The screencast took two takes of about 7 or 8 minutes to produce. The visuals are simply the slides I will use in the f2f session anyway.

Probability screencast

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

9 minutes and 46 seconds on basic probability, including the probability scale, expected frequencies, mutually exclusive and independent events, possibility space diagrams and even a without replacement problem. All aimed at a GCSE Intermediate group. The .mov file was produced by ‘presenting’ a PowerPoint while speaking a commentary recorded using iShowU screen cam software. YouTube provide the hosting and convert the .mov to a Flash movie.

YouTube version of screencast

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

The screen design screencast MOV was uploaded to YouTube. I’m now waiting for it to be ‘processed’ so that the video can be watched.

Screen design in RBL

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

A screencast made on Mac OS X using iShowU and Video2SWF to produce a flash movie with synchronised sound.

Prime factors

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

More audio learning: five minutes on prime numbers and finding prime factors. Students need something to write on and with unless they have excellent short term memory!

Market maths

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

If 5 kilos of potatoes cost £2.60, how much will 7 kilos cost? These are simple everyday problems but spending a little time on them lays the foundation for percentages and ratios nicely. This podcast works through some easy examples.

Digital voice recorder: raw WMA files

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

Listen to WMA files direct from the Olympus WS-200s digital voice recorder. One with the internal microphones and one with an external dynamic microphone.

Loop the cable when holding the mike…

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

How to reduce cable noise…

What is a VLE?

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

4 minutes and 15 seconds on what a Virtual Learning Environment can do for you

Areas by Audio: Podcast

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

An audio lesson on easy areas with a single one side sheet of diagrams. This will be used by at least one student who can’t make the lesson because of shift pattern change.

Blogs in education: podcast

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Script and MP3 of a short talk on blogs in education