ICT student textbook/Make a read aloud audio visual book
Making an audio visual book
This is a cumulative activity, as you near the end of the ICT course. You can take any of your outputs you have created - text document with analysis or animate stories - and make a read aloud of the text to create your multi media output!
- Combining text and sounds (both verbal and non verbal) to create an audio book
- Ability to create audio narrations
- Combining audio and graphics communication to create audio visual communication
- Understanding how to use audio, images, text and how they complement each other in a communication
What prior skills are assumed
- Handling ICT equipment
- Managing files and folders
- Creating graphics and digital stories with images and text
- Using multiple recording devices to record
- Combining text and audio resources
What resources do you need
- Working computer lab with projector
- Computers installed with Ubuntu Operating System
- Recording devices and players
- Textual material to read
- Handout for Record my Desktop
What digital skills will you learn
- Organizing the resources needed for a multi media output - text, images, combined graphics of text and image
- Creating a screencast recording video
Description of activity with detailed steps
Teacher led activity
- Like we discussed earlier, this is a cumulative activity. Your teacher will demonstrate combining together audio with the previous formats of resources we created. You will be adding audio to materials you have created earlier. We will do this by using a method called screencast recording, using an application called Record my Desktop. Here we will record all the working of an application as it is playing on the screen. A text document, or an image slide show or a poster or an animation any resource can be recorded. To this we will add narration to make it an audio visual communication.
- Your teacher will take an example of any textual material created and capture the screencast recording while adding her narration. This will produce an audio visual communication.
- Your teacher will draw your attention to how we pause, how long we pause at a visual, how much narration to add for any visual, how to breathe while recording and also how to minimise external sounds when recording.
- She will also show you the file format and size of the video file and the difference between audio files and video files.
You can make your audio visual communication on any of the following:
- Adding voice narration to a photo and image essay
- Reading aloud the illustrated songs and stories
- Adding a narration to the poster made
- Reading aloud the comic strip made
- The audio clips recorded in the first activity can also be combined, for making videos, if applicable.
- Your background folder of your materials used for the video
- Your first multi media production in the form of a video file!