Video & Audio Editing Workshop for Teachers

Today, I hosted a workshop for teachers at my school:

Audio & Video Editing (Beyond the Pecha Kucha)!

Many teachers in History, Science, World Language, and beyond are assigning this format for students to complete projects — 5 mins, 20 slides with a voice-over narration. We will review various tools that are available either on the Mac OS or are freely available open-source software tools.



Google Classroom Workshop (Updates, Tips & Tricks!)

Yesterday, I hosted a lunch-time workshop for Faculty at my current school. Many teachers are trying out Google Classroom this year, and I wanted to share some updates, hear from teachers about their experience, and provide some time to work on projects or optimizations in this area. The presentation from this session is below!

Google Expeditions (Virtual Reality) Classroom app – now has a Solo Mode!

Google for Education just announced that you can now run a Google Expedition in Solo Mode! Previously, to run a Google Expedition, a teacher needed to run the app on their phone, and all students (participants) needed to be on the same Wifi network, and then run the app as “followers” of the teacher. So, in essence the Teacher led a virtual field trip in VR, using Google Cardboard viewers & phones. This made it complicated for a teacher to try out an Expedition, for at least 2 phones were needed.

Now anyone can take a Solo Expedition! The app is now available on Android and will soon be out for iOS (iPhones).

Audio & Video Editing Workshop for Teachers!

Today, I hosted an Audio & Video editing workshop for Teachers! We explored some really great software that comes with our MacBooks, such as Image Capture, iMovie, and more! Check out more information and links below!

Audio & Video Editing for Teachers


During this workshop, we explored the following tools that are available to you for video & audio, for you to create/ use and/or for students to complete projects:

Audio/Video Formats:

  • MP3 (smaller size), Wav (CD quality), Aiff (mac higher quality, similar to wav), m4a (iTunes)
  • Mp4 (mpeg-4), .mov (quicktime format), .avi (pc only)


  • Image Capture

    • Very useful app on our school laptops (& any mac) that allows you to quickly copy images/video from your iPhone or iPad > laptop
  • info

    • Useful for preparing or simple edits of images (titles etc.)
  • Quicktime (audio or video) [ check on recording YouTube videos ]

    • New Movie Recording…
      • To record with a camera
    • New Audio Recording…
      • To record sound only
    • New Screen Recording…
      • To record all or part of the screen
    • In all cases be sure to check on Audio settings:
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Web Tools:

Sources for Video/ Audio/ Photos

(that are not recorded by the user):