The very basics of what to do when making educational videos for flipping a class. Many thanks to Jaclyn Pessel @chempessel, Meghan Klement @klemistry and Cara Johnson @AHSAnatomy for volunteering to be in this video!
Content Times: 0:12 Turn off your phone 0:36 Silence extraneous noises 1:00 Post a “Do Not Disturb” sign 1:26 Make sure you are actually recording 1:41 Look at the camera 2:08 Think about the video background 2:30 Remain stationary 2:52 Use big text 3:44 DON’T USE ALL CAPS! 3:55 Use drop shadow 4:20 Video length 4:53 Speak at a normal pace 5:22 Summary
"About a month ago, classroom teacher and technology expert Bill Ferriter wrote a blog that has been generating a ton of comments all over social media and within ed-tech circles. In his blog, Technology Is a Tool, Not a Learning Outcome, Ferriter included the simple infographic above and wrote that “The motivation behind this image was to remind teachers that carefully thinking through just want we want our kids to know and be able to do is the FIRST STEP that we need to take when making choices about the role technology plays within the classroom."
Regardless of how many devices you have available and how easily your students can access apps and learning platforms for mobile learning, the right apps—used in the right way—can enhance the learning environment in your classroom. But with well over one million apps available for learning, how can teachers know which are the right ones?
WEEK 14 – Collaborative Editing With Google Drive Well, at long last, here we are … the final week of the Try-a-Tool-a-Week challenge! It’s been a lot of fun. Over 700 teachers signed up to receive weekly emails offering quick-start
What NOT to do when making videos for flipping education.
Content Times: 0:12 Don’t use your built in microphone 0:44 Don’t ignore Audio Levels 1:29 Don’t be just a Talking Head 1:59 Don’t cut the video mid-sentence 2:15 Don’t overuse transitions and effects 2:38 Don’t go on at length without any visual change. 3:32 Don’t film outside (if you want to hear dialogue) 4:03 Don’t have continuous background music 4:30 Summary
With the advance of technology and its full embrace in education, many new learning and teaching concepts have being created to the point that it becomes very hard to keep up with the new releases. Below is a great cheat sheet that you can use as a guide to help you learn more about the important trends in educational technology.From asynchronous learning to virtual learning, you will be able to have a clear picture of what every trending term stands for. Enjoy
24% of teens go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones.
Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones, 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly,” according to a new study from Pew Research Center. More than half (56%) of teens — defined in this report as those ages 13 to 17 — go online several times a day, and 12% report once-a-day use. Just 6% of teens report going online weekly, and 2% go online less often.
As most states shift their required tests to computers, teachers are discovering that their students are missing key technical skills to show what they know.
Schools Focusing On Computer Interface Skills As Online Tests Begin.
Education Week (5/13, Gewertz) reports that teachers across the country are finding that their students’ lack of keyboarding proficiency is contributing to the challenges of implementing online assessments, leading many schools to implement classes to teach keyboarding and other basic computer skills. This practice has generated some controversy, as some observers have called it either a waste of time, or “just another form of ‘test prep’ that siphons away precious classroom time.”
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