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9 YouTube Tips and Tricks for Teachers

9 YouTube Tips and Tricks for Teachers
Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates and/or follow me on Twitter. Info on how to contact me is on the About page. YouTube is still the best place to find videos to use in the classroom, despite being blocked in many schools. Remove the clutter: Often, the biggest problem with YouTube isn’t the video content, but some of the inappropriate comments that can occur in the space below the video. 1. 2. 3. 4. (Update – sadly XL is no more. Other YouTube Tricks 5. If you now use this link as a hyperlink in your IWB software or PowerPoint, the video will start playing at the point that you chose. 6. 7. Don’t forget that you can choose the video quality of the video, where available. 8. If available, you can turn on subtitles by clicking on the CC button. Click on the CC button and then choose “settings” to change the size, font and colour of the captions. 9. Many videos now also have an interactive transcript. Like this: Like Loading... Related

Using Voice Comments with Google Docs for End of the Year Projects by @CTuckerEnglish I had a “just in time” professional development moment thanks to Jennifer Roberts and her video titled “Docs Voice Comments.” I wanted to share it with other educators as I know many of us are planning end of the year projects, assignments, and written pieces. These culminating assignments are incredibly time consuming to grade. I also wonder how many of my students carefully read the comments I make on these pieces since they get them back just as the school year ends and summer break begins. Lastly, these end of the year projects are finished products, so covering them with comments or editing directly on them may not be the most effective way to provide feedback. My students are currently working on a Digital Portfolio Project to share the work they have created in our class. I’ve decided to use the voice comments app instead of typing out all of my comments. Follow the steps below to enable the Voice Comments app. Search for “Voice Comments” and connect app to your Drive account.

Teacher Guides These guides come in very handy for every teacher looking to better integrate technology into his/her teaching. They are very simple,developed in a step by step process, illustrated by pictures, diagrams, video tutorials, and examples, and concluded with a webliography containing links to a variety of other websites relevant to the topic under discussion. Needless to mention the pedagogical implications we include in the review of the web tools we feature in our guides. @import url( Custom Search Educators Technology See On About Us Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is operated by a team of dedicated teachers located in Canada. Google+ Followers Subscribe To Posts All Comments Copyright © 2011-2014.Please feel free to reuse or share content under a Creative Commons Attribution license unless otherwise noted.

Luria Learning Blog The Ultimate Printable Guide To The Apple iPad There are a lot of quick and useful guides about the Apple iPad. Designed to be simple and show you how to do a couple quick things, these guides are helpful. But it’s rare for such a detailed guide to be made available for free and be actually up to date. This printable guide to the Apple iPad is both of those things. It’s useful. Click the image(s) below to view the full-size PDF version of the guide. A class blog… quick, easy and effective. | Ingvi Hrannar Earlier this year I started a class blog with my students. Before that I used to create a monthly newsletter for the class and sent a .pdf version of it to the parents via e-mail. We included what we did in the past month, what we were about to do in the following month and posted picures in the center. This was fun, the parent but took a pretty long time (avg. around 3 hours) at the end of each month… time that I usually didn’t have so I did it late at night at home. Here’s an example of one of our newsletters: When we started 3rd grade (I looped with my students from 1-3rd grade) I decided to make a class blog. I blogged every day, sometimes during class, and we stayed connected to parents every day and informed them as the day went on. What happened when we started a class blog was that student engagement went up, they knew I was taking a picture that might go on the blog, they thought about their everyday behaviour and wanted to make the blog that day. Happy blogging. Like this:

6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School Photo credit: Barrett.Discovery via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Wondering what will happen if your school brings iPads into the classroom? Is your district discussing the purchase of iPads as opposed to laptops? Here at Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue, Nebraska, we have dipped our toes into the iPad arena and have discovered some amazing and inevitable elements from our experiences! We are not an iPad-saturated district. In fact, we have intentionally not implemented this model as we feared that iPads would become dust collectors, picture frames or bookends. Our Process First Step Our teachers voluntarily undergo six intense days of Apple Foundations Training. Second Step These trained teachers apply to our pilot iPad Academy program. Third Step Chosen teachers are assigned a coach who works side by side with them throughout the year. After having been through the cycle completely, there are some things I know for sure will occur this school year with our new batch of iPad Academy participants.

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