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 …

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 …

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 …

Why do *I* have to facilitate discussion? Facilitating book talks that start with student inquiry #uiwp2012 #PBLchat

When I started the year, I had 56 students in one of my sections and 50-some in another.  (Want to try your hand at trying to manage that classroom on the first week?)  As the year goes on, my classes get smaller, due to our transient student body at my school — kids move, transfer Read More …