Ruling Time as a Knight

In any field, the skill to able to visually present data in a way that allows readers to engage with the data is a paramount skill. In the field of journalism especially, as timelines and the chronology of facts are just as much part of the story of record, as the reported story is. Northwestern…

Using a secondary mic? Here’s how to auto sync it to your video.

Four major video editor apps, four different names for the same function: Automatic audio sync for secondary audio to a video. If you caught my video on studio setup in ‘AV tactics for the at-home educator,’ you may have caught that I use two different mics depending on what I’m recording. When you use a…

STC Live Chat Support

If you are faculty or student at WWU and find yourself in a technology quandary, or are just missing being able to stop by the Student Technology Center to ask questions… Starting today you can now connect live with the STC staff during their business hours by signing into their Live Support Chat portal directly…

Podcasting with Zoom (Canvas Commons)

Let’s say you are a faculty at WWU, and you’ve decided to incorporate Podcasting into your class. You might be asking yourself “so, now how can I teach my students what they need to know about audio editing, Zoom and podcast production to do this great assignment?” Luckily, you have your course in Canvas; so…

Zoom as a Podcaster

Looping back to the original Covid-19 Tactics post, this series breaks down the several steps and tips to setting up Zoom as an audio recording source; and then how to bring those audio files into an audio editor to produce a podcast for your class. This technique is used in podcasting often, even before Covid-19,…

@Home Studios & Teaching and Learning in the New Normal

After writing the Covid-19 Tactics post, I’ve had quite a bit of feedback and questions. So around those questions, for faculty and students, I wanted to share a more personal view on working with AV at home. In it, I show how I have my ‘studio’ set up to do these videos; and more importantly…

A Technologist’s Guide for Students Online

Building on the initial Covid-19 Tactics posts, this time this is geared more towards students looking for creative tools for AV and collaboration. Software: Video HitFilm (FXHome) – Mac/PC “Basics” YouTube playlist by FXHome Blackmagic Davinci Resolve – Mac/PC/Linux iMovie – Mac Saving Money on Apple FCP and Adobe CC (see presentation) Apple Pro Apps…

AV For The At Home Educator (Intro & Camera)

In Monday’s proclamation by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, he has ordered all in the state to “stay home- stay healthy.” As educators follows his order to ‘hunker down,’ I pick up where my previous posts left off on tactics work-at-home educators can employ in their online teaching. This upcoming short video series coalesces Covid-19 around…

Ink or Digital Ink; Covid-19 Tactics

In an all-digital all-the-time age, analog input may sound a bit backwards. But sometimes, the easiest way comes down to just getting pen to paper. Here are two [relatively] easy ways a stay-at-home educator can incorporate penning ideas into their online course during these work-in-place times. iOS First, the easiest and probably most elegant is…

Canvas LMS, meet WordPress 5 training.

Let’s say you are a faculty at WWU, and you’ve decided to incoporate WordPress into your class. You might be asking yourself “so, now how can I teach my students what they need to know about Wp.wwu to do this great assignment?” Luckily, you have your course in Canvas; so look no further than Canvas…

Exploring the once uncharted

Two of my biggest academic fascinations has to be horology and cartography. As a technologist, without either of these technologies the world we live in would be a very different place. To look back at somthing that is 200 years old, created by hand, that is a visual record of a place on our Earth…

Walk on the wild-side of history

I recently stumbled upon a resource, while researching a certain PNW bird, that could help student get in touch with their historical wild-side. The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is dedicated to biodiversity literature and historical archives and is cited as one if not the world’s largest open access digital library on the topic. Their mission…

40&20 Episode 60 (guest podcast host)

Eugene Oregon based podcast 40&20, is a podcast hosted each week by Everett and Andrew. A #watchfam based show, each episode is typically centered around “watches, food, drinks, life and other things [they] like.” I was extended an invite to me to rejoin the show (check back at Episode 22 for a previous appearance) to…