Handy YouTube Tools for Teachers Many districts are realizing the potential that YouTube learning can have in the classroom. There are lots of great videos and channels out there on 1000's of topics. I have put together a list of some of my favorite tools to use with YouTube. Some are for the creation end, while some are for the consumption end. Economics & Humanities Podcasts to Propel Student Learning Several weeks ago, we took a look at a number of excellent podcasts just begging to be used in History and STEM classrooms. This week, we’re detailing a few more excellent podcasts to add to the classroom library, along with further ideas for how you can integrate each type. Our goal: to spread a love and joy for podcasts the worldwide, and to promote a lot of learning along the way!
Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs Here are a few trailers made by teachers and students. Next to each one is the iMovie trailer template it uses. My Dream Destination - Italy uses the Expedition template.Verbs uses the Superhero template.Properties of Ionic Compounds uses the Adrenaline template.The Giver Book Trailer uses the Adrenaline template.Project-Based Learning uses the Swashbuckler template.Stylus Status uses the Retro template. Because trailers are so short, the information you convey has to be concise. iMovie’s templates do not leave much room for text. And, the more you write, the smaller the text becomes and harder it is to read.
How to become an e-teacher - Ecolearning What is an e-Teacher? An e-Teacher is someone who creates his/her own MOOC in our platforms, following the ECO sMOOC pedagogic model. Can I become an e-Teacher? How? Have you taken any of our MOOCs and the “sMOOC Step by Step”? 7 Great Tools for Creating Flipped Lessons from Existing Videos When they are used in the right context flipped lessons can be a good complement to classroom instruction. Not everyone has the time or skill to make effective instructional videos for their students. In those cases you can take advantage of the millions of hours of instructional videos found on YouTube and other video sharing sites. But don't just have your students watch the videos then come back to your classroom.
Why Teachers and Students Should Blog Blogs have the potential to expand student creativity, not to mention their writing skills. Language Arts and Reading specialists will love that, right? But how do I convince them that their students are thirsty for the knowledge they want to share but not the same way that they themselves obtained it? These kids are 21st century students and are adapting to a digital world that they are eager to learn from. Fortunately for teachers, blogs are surprisingly easy to use. They require minimum technical knowledge and are quickly and easily created and maintained.
powtoon Enter your email address below, and we'll send you an email allowing you to reset it. Forgot your password? We have sent you an email. If you do not receive it within a few minutes, please try again or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. How to use ‘Green Screen’ / ‘Chroma Key’ tech to look inside the human body! Our new class topic is called ‘iDoctor’ – in a nutshell: human biology with a STEAM focus. I decided to ask the children to use ‘Green Screen’ / ‘Chroma Key’ technology to look inside the human body! How do you do it? First, get to grips with using ‘Green Screen’ / ‘Chroma Key’ – it’s really easy.
The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time. Understanding Game-Based Education
elearn Magazine: The Move is On! From the Passive Multimedia Learner to the Engaged Co-creator Despite the promise of great things, the actual integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education has led to dashed hopes and myth-making with regard to their potential for improving learner motivation and achievement [1, 2]. The integration of ICT in education has also led to a polarization among educators, creating "techno-enthusiasts" who boldly support the integration of educational technologies by default , and "technophobes" who oppose their integration on a variety of grounds, be they pedagogical, technological or resource-based . Such a polarization usually stems from an overly techno-centric vision  that expects technology will automatically produce pedagogical benefits without taking into consideration all of the components in a given learning situation [6, 7] or learning activity . Using ICT to Foster Learning Learning does not occur in a vacuum.
Ben Bertoli's ClassRealm Is Gamifying the Classroom My GeekDad colleague James Floyd Kelly and I teamed up to do our investigative report on Ben Bertoli, who teaches sixth grade math, science and language arts in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ben’s launching ClassRealm, his project to gamify education through a customizable classroom management system built on role playing themes. Here is Bertoli’s official Kickstarter description: How to Use Green Screen Effects on iPads Making Movies Magical These days, very little comes out of Hollywood without special effects that have been added in post-production. Our favorite superhero movies, science fiction thrillers and fast-paced action movies just wouldn't be the same without them. However, these captivating video effects are no longer the preserve of video professionals.