ICYMI Quick & Easy Instructional Videos for Absent Students

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Tech Tuesday 1718

This week’s Tech Tuesday explored: So, you’re missing students during in-class instruction. You’ve got all the materials posted in Schoology but kids can’t “put it together. Schoology tells them what to do, not how to do it… how do you fill in the context? In this session, learn how to capture instructions in audio, a 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 …

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 …

“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 …

Three ways to create narrated content, explanations or demonstrations on a MacBook for your snow days

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Letting Learning Snowball

Snow days can cause a lot of joy for your students, but a headache when it comes to instructional planning.  Just when you have student’s knowledge built to a point, Mother Nature buries your school and community in the powdery white stuff. Fortunately, there are some technological solutions that can help users of OSX devices Read More …

Accessibility is the new ability on MacBook Airs: Working with students who have visual impairments

Since the roll-out of MacBook Airs to students across my school, I have tried to carve out some time each week to check in on our students from the state’s school for the blind, who take coursework on our campus. The state’s school for the blind is a residency campus that teaches students across the Read More …