Author Archives: CDillon2

About CDillon2

Hello! My name is Chris Dillon and I am a student in TPTE 586 at the University of Tennessee. I have just completed a year long internship and will begin teaching in Knox county in August.

Course Wrap up

This has been a quick month!   It’s hard to think back on all of the tools we’ve used (outside of looking at them specifically in this blog) and think about how little I knew about using technology in the classroom … Continue reading

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Sporcle

In the search to find Web 2.0 tools that really work in the classroom, Sporcle should be at the top of the list.  I’ve used Sporcle to play games/waste time before, but I’ve never actually created a game for classroom … Continue reading

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Prezi

My web 2.0 tool was Prezi.  My experience with Prezi is very limited, because every time I attempt to make a Prezi, I get too frustrated to complete it.  While Prezi is a tool with cool capabilities, it is extremely aggravating. … Continue reading

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Enhanced Podcast

I just completed my first enhanced podcast.  While this is my first ever enhanced podcast, I have used both Audacity (for the podcast last week) and Movie Maker (TPTE 486) before.  Since I had experience with these two tools, I … Continue reading

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QR Codes

I found these to be very frustrating.  Not having a phone that can make use of these really added to that.  Still, I finally learned what they are and mostly how they work.  They are very easy to make if … Continue reading

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Podcasts

In my last post, I discussed the some pros and cons of the audio software Audacity.  While I did find it very frustrating, I was able to produce an excellent and useful artifact to use in my classroom.  I envision … Continue reading

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Audacity

While I’ve never used Audacity before, I have extensive knowledge of Protools, so this is fairly recognizable to me.  Despite my familiarity with recording software, I still learned a lot from Audacity.  There were quite a few things I didn’t … Continue reading

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