Video type, size and storage need-to-knows for #FlippedClass and learning media delivery to students

As teachers venture into the flipped learning movement, their passion for enhancing the pedagogical or content experiences in their classrooms is sometimes limited by their technological knowledge.  There are three big considerations when distributing video to students and their mobile devices: file type, file size and storage arena.  Fortunately, an open-source program called Handbrake makes it easy Read More …

No need for YouTube: You’ve got PBS LearningMedia! #SCEdTech

Presented at South Carolina’s EdTech conference. Build your flipped lesson library! With over 100,000 resources for students in K-12, PBS LearningMedia probably has you covered on any device! In this session, learn how to browse PBS LearningMedia by standard and prepare for your first flipped lessons with curated content from their site. Then, we will explore how to use Read More …

Prepare to share with students: Export to a video format

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Sending just the Keynote means that students can play the Keynote from beginning to end, but only from beginning to end.  Think about that for a minute: By sending the presentation file, you lose the big advantage provided by rewindable video.  Fear not, for these instructions will guide you through how to get that feature Read More …

Re-recording a segment in a narrated Keynote

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Having an interruption in your recording can be a distraction to your listeners/students.  Unfortunately, there is a limitation to re-recording in Keynote: you cannot clip something out of the middle of a recording, just from the interruption point to the end.  Here’s a description of your options: If your recording is interrupted (and you’re aware Read More …

Ready, Set…Record voiceover narration in Keynote

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Steps in italics have been copied from Apple’s support site with annotations added so you are prepared to make a more professional-sounding recording.  Would you rather see this process step-by-step?  A video how-to can be found on YouTube. Select the slide on which you want the recording to start. From the Play menu at the top, select Read More …

“Dissection Documentaries” come alive in the classroom (and on SCETV)

This semester, I have had the pleasure of working with one of our biology teachers on a semester-long “Dissection Documentary” project.  (Think Inside Nature’s Giants, but in the classroom…and with smaller specimens.)  Students in Bio II (mostly as seniors) study many species, families, etc of our green and blue planet.  In an effort to blend Read More …

Prepare your environment for a Keynote recording

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Creating Flipped Lessons in Keynote

Did you know you can force any PowerPoint to convert to Keynote? That way, you don’t have to rebuild any of your presentations to start flipping your lessons. When opening Keynote, use the File > Open command to find the PowerPoint. It will convert automatically and report any bugs in the conversion process. Recording should Read More …