Video and Audio Editing

At the start of this semester I had not edited videos or audio before, although I was eager to try. When I started trying to represent the information for my knowledge blog posts I decided that the first blog was best shown through a video.

I filmed the video on my phone and then tried to find a way to edit it. I ended up downloading the imovie app on my phone, it was fairly easy to use and despite having never edited something before I quickly figured out the features of the app. I was not expecting to make a very high quality video but I was pleased with how it turned out and for something simple the mobile imovie app works well.

I can easily see how you could use this in the class room for story telling or presenting. Children pick up technology quickly, they would enjoy getting to produce their own films. I know we enjoyed it in my schooling, often making information videos with silly characters. (Although we never edited them, just tried to get things in one take).

As my group looked into podcasting I started trying out different sound editing platforms, I downloaded audacity after researching podcasting software. I have recorded and edited episodes of a silly podcast done with my younger brother, he is very interested in podcasting and is always coming up with podcast ideas. I doubt I will ever share those episodes as he is too young now and they are mostly jokes from our shared interests in superheroes and history, but it is an opportunity to practice recording and editing audio as well as getting used to talking in a purposeful way.

Perhaps I will never make a podcast of my own but the skill of being able to use this technology adds another possibility to the classroom. I already know students in elementary and middle years who listen to podcasts and radio shows, they in particular may love an opportunity to chose a project where they can record their own.


A Pudding and A Salad Mixture

So you would like a lovely salad recipe? Well you have certainly come to a place with a recipe. Below is a simple salad mixture written clearly in nonsensical verse. All you must do is read the poem, figure out the measurements and ingredients, and voila you will have a bowl of salad. (Provided your definition of salad is mashed potatoes with egg)

After this salad continue reading for a pudding!

Salad Mixture


If you are struggling to traverse these instructions since phrases like “Quantity of salt”, “Once with vinegar”, and “Onion atoms” may have fallen out of use in the last 125 years, you will find a slightly more direct recipe below:

  1. Boil 2 large potatoes and mash them through a sieve.
  2. 1 spoon of mustard
  3. 2 pinches of salt
  4. 3 spoons of olive oil
  5. 1 spoon of vinegar
  6. 2 mashed hard boiled egg yolks
  7. A small amount of chopped onions
  8. 1 teaspoon of anchovy sauce

And there you have it, place all ingredients in a bowl and stir. The result will taste of potatoes, egg, and mustard (I did not put in the anchovy sauce as we did not have any anchovy sauce). The results are not bad!



Mother Eve’s Pudding


If you do not know the amount of eggs needed you must research how many pennies are in a shilling and deduce from there. If you do not have time for that I have included another list:

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 6 apples peeled and chopped
  3. 6 ounces of bread crumbs without crust
  4. 6 ounces of currants (I used blueberries)
  5. 6 ounces of sugar
  6. Some salt and nutmeg

Now, I will once again admit I didn’t follow their directions to the letter, I halved the recipe and did not let it boil for three hours. I also wish I had served it with butter.


The result of this recipe is not terrible, it is not quite a bread pudding and not quite anything else. All the ingredients on their own would be nice and I suspect if we had a different type of bread it may have tasted a bit more of dessert.


My dear friend who aided me in this venture is eager to attempt this recipe with slight adjustments to improve the look and taste.

Recipes from “Enquire Within Upon Everything” (1894)

How To Sew An Apple

The age old question of how to cut up an apple without breaking the skin has stumped many a scientific mind. Yet the answer was here all along in The Book Of Knowledge (1921’s Canadian edition).

To accomplish this hilarious prank one must simply sew a thread under the skin of an apple and pull it out to slice directly through it. When you hand off this nifty improved apple to your friend to peel (As we all so often do) they will be amazed and in awe of the already sliced snack.