ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Flipped Learning 419- Small-Group Differentiated Instruction in Edmodo

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

Ready to steer small groups of students toward mastery? In this session, we will explore how to use Edmodo to assign different videos to small groups at different skill sets. Imagine teaching three lessons at the same time, all without extra staff in the room! It’s not mini-me, it’s Edmodo-me times three! Wrap-up In the Read More …

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 …

ICYMI Tech Tuesday – Customizing Borrowed Media from Trusted Providers

This entry is part 8 of 20 in the series Tech Tuesday 1516

Last week’s Tech Tuesday focused on the curation and customization of reliable video content for the purpose of creating flipped lessons.  The three approaches teachers take to making flipped lessons (Curate, Customize, Create) comes out of a book by Troy Cockrum, Flipping Your English Classroom to Reach All Learners.  Unfortunately, we ran short on time during 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 …

“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 …