Grab some coffee and treats…
Where are you at with your final project ideas….be ready to share with group!
How can we use failures throughout the day to make us stronger? What are ways we can look for uniting and not dividing in our classroom, school and community?
1. Upcoming events:
2. Let’s take this time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. What happened? Were you successful? Did you come across any challenges?
1. Discover the value of video creation.
2. Explore video creation tools and resources to use with your students.
3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school.
Students can create videos to demonstrate a skill, show what they have learned, or just gain experience with video creating and technology. Teachers have had students create videos as a project, or have helped students create a video to advertise for the school, or simply make a fun video with their students to display what happens in their classroom.
Videos are an alternative learning/teaching method that enhance lessons or assessment.
Paper Slide videos is the marriage of low-tech and high-tech. For those just dabbling in technology this is a great place to start. By simply drawing/creating your own “slides” on paper and using a recording device to record a “1 take video”, this method is incredibly user friendly.
It may sound intimidating, but green screen video has become a mainstream, easy to make video creation. Green screen allows the videographer to take us to anywhere in the universe. Other than explaining a concept or presenting on a topic, students gain experience with the latest technology.
All of these tools are great for Digital Story Telling.
Just a reminder of the other tools we have discussed for Digital Story telling
Pixar is one of the greatest storytellers on the planet and all kids love their creations. Pixar has partnered with Kahn Academy to create video content to inspire and educate students and teachers on the art of story telling.
There is never enough time during the school day to instruct, manipulate, and assess. Teachers always have the desire to do more hands on activities with students or assist with work. Parents are always tired at the end of the day, and haven’t been in school for at least 10 years, and want to do more than help their kids with homework. Student always have questions during class, always need information repeated, or weren’t paying attention to the lecture.
The flipped classroom is one step closer to solving most of these major issues. Instruction occurs and home and work happens in the classroom. Students watch teacher created instruction in one video form or another at home during which they can rewind if they missed something or needed to hear it again. Then they come to school and do the work made by the teacher with help from the teacher, not the parent who doesn’t necessarily know what the teacher wants. Or students come to school and perform activities based on the content they learning during instruction the night before.
All of the tools above can be used by teachers to create the instructional material for a flipped classroom.
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when integrating video creation in the classroom?
While a bit pricier, you can activate a 14-day free trial to test your skills at video creation. GoAnimate for Schools offers school-appropriate backgrounds, avatars, and a stream-line interface for editing animations set to recorded narrations.
Free pictures for public use.
Make and share videos using WeVideo’s cloud-based online video editing software. Available on Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Chromebook
Free grammar checker instantly eliminates grammatical errors and enhances your writing.
Record your entire desktop, an application, current browser tab or just your webcam. … Embed your webcam anywhere in your recording, and narrate with your microphone. … No internet connection required until you upload your video to Google Drive or YouTube.
Make learning fun with Tes Teach with Blendspace, the free and easy edtech tool teachers love for lessons, projects, presentations, and more.
A glorified video camera that has the ability to create an AWESOME movie with sound effects in just seconds.
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
1. Apply what you learned today by creating a student-created video activity or a teacher-created screencast to teach a lesson to your students. Share your experience by adding it to the Padlet above!
2. Post a comment, link, or student work to the TEC21’s online Google+ community.
3. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.
I am a text block. Provide your teachers with your email address, link to your G+ profile, Twitter username, etc.