"Online video is taking the world by storm, and today’s students are the biggest consumers of online video content — they’re the ‘Netflix Generation’. These students have grown up in a world where video is available instantly, on-demand, and on any device.
Combined with the rise of flipped and blended learning methodologies, it’s natural that today’s educators are seeking innovative ways to take advantage of video."
“iMovie has a number of built-in themes that can be customized to give you some professional looking videos with great titles, transitions and effects. However, after you have used iMovie for a litt...”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
: Edutopia blogger Monica Burns reviews five movie-making apps for iOS devices and Android tablets, highlighting their no-to-low cost, ease of use, and the wide range of professional-looking products that students can create.
Since ClassDojo’s beginnings, millions of teachers have signed up to use ClassDojo in their classrooms. Over time, we’ve been excited to hear those teachers spread it to other teachers in their schools and grade-levels - creating entire ‘ClassDojo schools’ where every teacher uses ClassDojo, or whole grade-level teams using ClassDojo to help students develop the behaviors and skills they need for success.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce two features that make using ClassDojo across an entire grade-level or school - or even with just a few other teachers - a lot easier! Now, for the first time, you’ll be able to connect with other teachers in your school to teach classes together, share student rosters, and track your students’ progress across all their different classes. These features have been the most popular requests from teachers everywhere over the last few years - we hope you like them :)
There are two ways to work together with other ClassDojo teachers, Shared Students and Shared Classes:
With Shared Students, teachers can connect with each other and share individual students to fill each other’s classes. Setting up your classes will be faster by pulling from the school roster, and you can also view students’ reports from their other teachers’ classes.
With Shared Classes, you and your colleagues can teach the same class, awarding feedback points in each others’ classes, and instantly messaging parents! This feature is great for teaching assistants and also classes that move together during the school day.
Read more details on the ClassDojo Community Forum!
We’ve been hard at work building these features to help you use ClassDojo across your whole school or grade level - and this is just the first step! We hope you love what we’re launching today, and we’d love your feedback - let us know what you think in the comments below, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org :)
FINE TIP STYLUS FOR ANDROID, WINDOWS & IPAD The "Dart" stylus by Precision Touch™ is the latest addition to our Premium line of quality styluses. What makes the "Dart" stylus different? it's the 2mm tip and the unique patented electronic circuitry inside the stylus. These components make it possible to perform true sketching, drawing and note taking without the use of any specialized hardware or software. Up until now, most iPad, Windows & Android users have been forced to use a standard silicone stylus with little or no control of the final output. Taking notes was next to impossible, sketching or
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I'm a fan of innovation for sure, and I'm really liking the looks of this stylus- would love to evaluate it- hint, hint!
So You Think You Can Educate Adults? EdSurge EdSurge has received a grant from the Joyce Foundation to bring more awareness to young adult learning. This article is the second in a three-part series from Mr.
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“ July 28, 2014 Kahoot is another great student response system that teachers can use to create and deliver quizzes and surveys to students. Kahoot provides a learning environment that is ideal for...”
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""Managing iPad YouTube in Schools" is a visual guide created by iPadWells
In this guide iPadWells walks teachers through the process they use in their school to create, share and teach using videos. YouTube is the principal video hosting used in this guide. That being said, it does not mean that the guide is not relevant for your teaching situation even if YuTube is banned in your school. You can still benefit from the tips and ideas provided by iPadWells on how to create enhanced videos using a wide variety of apps and share them with students who can access them at home."
"We’ve talked about the definition of intrinsic motivation in the past. We’ve also talked about some basic ways to improve student motivation.
This time, it’s Mia MacMeekin‘s turn to speak to you about the same, but through gridded, blocked, and easy to read infographics. The graphic starts with a definition for both intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation, then offers 27 verbs that can help promote that magic stuff that is characterized by curiosity, effort, engagement, and academic success.
Some were a little iffy–”praise” and “milestones” seemed a little closer to extrinsic motivation. But the vast majority are useful to consider as you design units, lessons, and activities this school year."
Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.