trakAxPC in Education
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
- The Learning Centre International School in Cyprus chooses trakAxPC as their Video Editing Software.
We are delighted that The Learning Centre, an international school in Cyprus, has chosen trakAxPC as their video editing software for their media lab.
I asked the Principal, Chris Watts, why they chose trakAxPC:
“We have recently engaged the services of a qualified teacher (Jim) who makes a full time job of performing music, creating sound and video files, etc. We met at a venue when he was performing and we saw potential in reigning him in to work as an assistant. I now employ him in a Performing Arts School we’ve started, some early years music and with my secondary students up to IGCSE.
I wanted to make the experience for the children a real one and the only software I’d used was Windows Movie Maker which is not available on Windows 7. The problem with Windows software is the lack of compatibility PLUS we wanted children to use software that compared well with the industry-standard programs.
Jim mentioned trakAxPC to me so we downloaded it and worked with the trial version, introducing students to ‘envelope’, ‘transitions’, ‘effects’ etc etc. It seemed robust, they enjoyed it and we were able to export results to MP4. In the process I decided to download the software myself to my home machine and paid for two licenses, taking advantage of your 2 for 1 offer. It is affordable, high functioning, easy to use and best of all, it’s fun!
I have been using your software on an interactive white board and in our computer suite where we have good quality sound and the effects of our work have been very exciting. Students are now producing some promotional video for our meal service and to promote our school. I also have a vision for them to produce their own backdrops for musical productions etc. The opportunities offered by your software are only as limited as our imagination!”
If you would like more information on volume discounts offered on trakAxPC for schools, please contact us at any time.
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
- Back to School Special - Discount for Educators on trakAxPC Video and Audio Editing Software
We’ve worked with lots of educational institutions over the last few years - junior schools, high schools, prep schools, techs, universities and adult education facilities - and what almost all of these institutions said the deciding factor in purchasing trakAxPC was the software’s flexibility. It can be used to make videos, slideshows, podcasts etc. - no further software is required. It is an all in one package.
“Just what I was looking for! Fast, easy to understand video and audio editing, that works with HD Flip Cameras. No file conversion worries, no steep learning curve, unlocks pupils’ creative potential. Seemed to handle video on my pc as fast as any mac.”
So in the run up to the Back to School season, we are offering Education facilites of any size this amazing offer:
Buy 1 License - Get 1 License Free
Minimum Purchase is 5 Licenses.
So if you require 10 Licenses for your school - only pay for 5!
TrakAxPC is a one-time payment for the license. Unlike other software applications that focus solely on music editing or video editing, trakAxPC Pro offers a comprehensive multimedia creation solution for both audio and video. Allowing students to record, edit and mix audio, video and photos in a fun and fulfilling way, the software can be incorporated into a wide range of subjects outside of the music classroom, including languages, history, geography, the sciences, as well as music and multimedia courses. trakaxPC offers a great teaching resource for the whole school at an affordable price - so it is a complete resource for the whole faculty! Please see the link below for a list of all the features:
Please find below the Education Pricing structure for all Education institutions worldwide. If you would like to receive a detailed quote in your local currency or require an official quote to submit for budgetary approval, please contact directly to discuss your needs.
1 - 5 Licenses - 37.95 US$ per License
6 - 24 Licenses - 35.00 US$ per License
25 - 49 Licenses - 30.00 US$ per License
50 - 99 Licenses - 25.00 US$ per License
100 - 499 Licenses - 22.50 US$ per License
You may also be interested in our Education Resource area. Lessons are composed of sample projects and activities that aim to improve IT skills, encourage team-work, assist goal-setting and planning, help organizational skills as well as highlighting students’ natural talents (eg. writing, researching, directing, performing, editing etc.). Students tend to be very interested in the lessons: Understanding Song Structure, Making a Commercial, Creating a PSA, Making a Mini Documentary and Video Recording Basics. If you have any ideas of topics that you would like to see covered, please let us know and we would be more than happy to see how we can help.
Once you have made a purchase for your school, you will also been assigned a dedicated account manager, who you can contact at any time with any questions or issues you may have.
For more information on this offer, please and I will give you all the info you may need.
- Thursday, August 02, 2012
- Illinois High School Chooses trakAxPC
We are delighted that the Lyons Township High School - a large high school in Illinois, USA (Home of the Lions!) - has chosen trakAxPC as their multimedia software application for their PC labs. We are really looking forward to seeing what the kids in LTHS will produce with trakAxPC and we hope it will be a great resource for both students and teachers.
Many thanks to Lyons Township High School and if your school is interested in using trakAxPC in the classroom, please see our education page for more information and to avail of our educational pricing.
- Friday, May 11, 2012
- School Project: A Video Narrative of the Odyssey.
One of our users, Yan A. Yan, has created this excellent video as part of a school project . The video is based on chapters 11 and 12 of the Odyssey. Yan uses some excellent techniques in this video, especially the Ghost people (5.04mins). Yan describes how he achieved this effect “ I filmed the background, then without moving the camera, I filmed the people. Then i faded the video with the person in over the background video”. Great stuff, Yan.
- Friday, September 23, 2011
- Urasoe High School Chooses trakAxPC
We are delighted to announce the Urasoe High School (Okinawa Prefectual Urasoe High School) has chosen trakAx as one of their preferred applications for their school. Located in the Kyozuka area of Urasoe City, Okinawa, Usasoe specialises in technical subjects such as Computer Engineering, Interface design and Graphic design.
When we started this project, little did we know that schools in such diverse countries such as Japan, America, the UK,France and Spain, just to pick a few, would be using trakAxPC as a regular tool in their classrooms and we are really honored to think about the students using it and hopefully learning new skills.
Many thanks to Urasoe High School and if your school is interested in using trakAxPC in the classroom, please see our education page for more information and to avail of our educational pricing.
- Wednesday, June 29, 2011
- trakAxPC in Education - a Paper by Michigan State University
In their article “The 7 trans-disciplinary habits of mind: Extending the TPACK framework towards 21st Century Learning”, Punya Mishra, Matthew J. Koehler and Danah Henriksen introduce their concept framework called “Technological, Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)”. Their paper is designed to be a starting point for discussing the special kinds of knowledge, skills, and understanding that teachers require in order to become effective classroom mediators of “transformative learning experiences”.
In the article they discuss Patterning Skills; “Creative practitioners are always involved in recognizing and creating patterns. Recognizing patterns involves identifying a repeating form or a plan in a seemingly arbitrary arrangement of things or processes”.
They explain how trakAxPC can be used to develop these Patterning Skills -
Teachers can help students develop Patterning skills in both the arts and sciences, since patterning skills are useful within and across domains. One example demonstrates how the TPACK framework might be used to develop patterns that combine both Math and Music, using a freely available DJ software called trakAxPC. This software lets users download music samples and copy and paste them into a mixer. Students can cut the music samples into smaller units of sound and arrange them. What makes this a compelling TPACK lesson is that students essentially manipulate the trakAxPC software to help them describe and explain fractions, ratios and percentages. By connecting musical concepts such as rhythm and tempo to mathematical concepts (ratios and percentages, etc), students can creatively find and build patterns. Patterns form a relationship between concepts (musical beats per minute and ratios) that belong to different disciplines (music and mathematics). They can and should be integrated, however, and the elements of TPACK in this lesson are just one example of the myriad possibilities of how technology, pedagogy and content can seamlessly combine to design learning environments that promote students’ patterning skills
- Thursday, March 03, 2011
- Veritasium Science Video Blog
We stumbled across this website and thought it was too good not to share. ”Veritasium” is a science video blog which aims to present topics in all areas of science from the simplest to the most complex. The goal is to make scientific ideas clear, accessible, and interesting and I for one have certainly learned a few things.
Veritas is Latin for truth, and the ending ‘ium’ makes it into an element - the element of truth. These short films are ideal for students, teachers, and schools as they are a free resource on a range of topics. Some videos include experiments that can be tried at school or at home. Others include experiments with specialized apparatus that would be difficult to observe otherwise.
Here is a basic example that explains Newton’s Third Law.
Hope you all enjoy.