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Podcasting with Smallthorne Primary

June 25, 2009

Today, Media Technologist, Phil Gregory traveled to Smallthorne Primary School to teach children and staff how to get started with Podium Podcastingsoftware in their school.  The children who were taught would then act as mentors to pass the skills on to other students in Year 5.

Year Five teacher Mrs Leese, and NQT Mr Hepple took brought the class in and settled down to find out more about podcasting.  Phil explained what a podcast actually is and what the students would be doing in their activity.

Students Plan their Podcast

Students Plan their Podcast

Mrs Leese explained that year 5 had recently completed a projects all about the solar system and that they would like to make their first podcast about some of the planets they had learned about.  The group was split into twos and each group worked on a separate planet of their choice.  The Topics covered were

The Sun, Mercury,Venus and a way to remember the planets, giving Pluto a brief mention.
First of all the students planned on paper, what they were going to say and then they rehearsed ther parts.  After a short break the students gathered around the demonstration machine to begin creating the podcast.  First they added the Podcast meta data, which helps podcasts be found by search engines.  This information also helps users know what they are listening to and who it is produced by.

Meta Data

Meta Data

We then created a new chapter for each planet, and typed in the handwritten notes as a proper script for each group. Podium allows presenters to each have their own colour assigned to their lines in the script, this makes the script easier for students to read once recording begins.Then Each group recorded their chapter. Once all the groups had recorded their chapter Phil sourced some copyright free music to server as intro/outro music and chapter markers and added it into the podcast. We edited the podcast to remove and coughs, noises or mistakes and then published the podcast to the SGFL server.

Students enjoy listening to their own work

Podium makes it really easy to distribute your podcasts by simply emailing it out to people on your contacts list or by copying and pasting a web address into your website or blog.

* Listen to their Podcast >>
* Smallthorn Primary School >>

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An Introduction to Photoshop

December 20, 2007
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Photoshop

PDF Document introducing Teachers to Adobe Photoshop CS3.
Includes a short exercise.An_Introduction_to_Photoshop_CS3.pdf

Exciting 3D resources for your lessons

April 18, 2007

Longton High City Learning Centre have produced some 3D resources for use in the Classroom. Images can be tailor made to suit your project.

Whether you need historical or contemporary images, we can create characters and scenes to suit your needs and enhance your learning resources.

Examples of content are:
Romans
Ancient Greeks
Vikings
Bullying
Shakespear
Dickens
Fantasy/Mythological
Sci/Fi
Sports
PSHE

Using 3d Software we can create either still images or short animations to enhance your resources.

You could use the images to make posters, comics, slideshows, or simply as standalone images in documents or on websites.

If you are interested in using 3D content.

Contact Phil Gregory on
01782 591041 to discuss your needs.

Harpfield Animators Get busy

February 28, 2005
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Harpfield School create their stop frame animation

February 28th saw an Animation workshop from Harpfield Primary school. Children and teachers worked alongside CLC staff to produce unique animations in the one day session.
The models were made from paper, foam and pipecleaners. A range of films were produced and distributed to the school.

Document share activated

February 22, 2005
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Document share

The City Learning Centre website now allows Staff members to share documents quickly and easily.

Staff need to simply log in and then proceed to upload their shareable documents straight into our document repository on the website.

This should enable the near instant sharing of files if email isn’t available to you.

Poser to be trialed for content creation

November 2, 2004

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Phil is looking into Poser 3d modelling software for the creation of Website avatars, 3D art and Animation.

Poser 5 is the award-winning 3D character design tool for artists, illustrators and animators. Easily create 3D figures from ready-to-use human and animal models.

Poser adds realism, maps facial photos, grow and style dynamic hair, or add dynamic cloth that flows. Quickly output movies and images for use in any project.

TV Studio nears completion

October 10, 2004
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CLC TV studio nears completion

The new TV Studio at Longton High CLC is nearing completion. Workers from Confetti Studio, Nottingham have been working long hours to transform CLC 8 into a state of the art Mini TV studio.

The flooring has been laid, the partition wall, door and screen window are in place. Now the engineers are adding the hardware and wiring the room. Watch this space for more news over the next 24 hours.

New Website Storms ahead.

September 7, 2004
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Database driven websites

Phil Told CLC staff today that the new Website is storming ahead. The basic design is being worked on at the moment, after the back end was built last week.

Phil says ” I decided to use ASP to give the pages for Interactivity. This also allows Staff to update whole areas of the site without any Web design knowledge”.