Podcast using Audacity

I chose to work with my classmate, Nawar on this podcast.  We talked for about five minutes, and came up with the idea of working together to make a podcast that provides insight on the CCV experience from a student perspective.  After we completed our script, we started recording audio on Audacity. For the music of the intro and the outro we picked music from Sound Cloud that we thought was most appropriate for our podcast.

 

PowerPoint vs. Prezi

PowerPoint is good because it has been around for a long time.  I am very comfortable with PowerPoint and its layout is very user-friendly.  It’s simple to add a new slide and incorporate pictures, text, and symbols on the same page.

The downside of PowerPoint is that all presentations look basically the same.  You are very limited on creativity and showing a unique design.

Prezi is good because you have a lot more artistic freedom within their different layouts.  There are many different templates that you can use, and this variety allows for a unique presentation.

The downside of Prezi is that it takes a lot more time to create a presentation.  Adding new slides and positioning them correctly is a lot more work than simply pressing “new slide” in PowerPoint.

All in all, I liked both formats.  I found Prezi to be more exciting to use because it was something new.  There was also a lot more involved in designing a presentation on Prezi, which was fun experiment with.  I think I prefer Prezi if I have enough time to invest in a quality presentation.  PowerPoint, though, will always be my backup when I need to do something quickly.

Photo Editing Sites

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Below is the picture from Flickr.

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Below is the picture from PicMonkey.

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Below is the picture from BeFunky.

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Below is the picture from Flickr.

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Below is the picture from PicMonkey.

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Below is the picture from BeFunky.

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Below is the before picture.

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Below is the picture from Flickr.

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Below is the picture from PicMonkey.

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Below is the picture from BeFunky.

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Reviews:

Flickr was my most preferred photo editing site.  I really liked the accessibility of all the tools which made it very easy to use.  I like that the different tools were separate from each other instead of being lumped under bigger categories.  Overall, I think that the page layout was most convenient for use.  I also really liked the “Enhance” feature which made it easier to edit photos quickly.

PicMonkey was my next favorite because it also had an “auto adjust” function which provided easy enhancement from the start.  I didn’t really like that they had only categories in which all of the tools were located, but I was still able to find some interesting effects and tools.

My least favorite site was BeFunky.  BeFunky was difficult to maneuver from the beginning, and I had a lot of trouble moving from photo to photo.  I also don’t think their page design was very effective or pleasing to the eye.  The website overall was just boring, and didn’t even provide automatic editing.