12 Screencasting Tools For Creating Video Tutorials Ever wondered how people show you so clearly what is happening on their computer, like in the Photoshop Video Tutorials we shared with you? Thanks to screencasting software, anyone can do it. So what's stopping you now from making your own how-to videos? Try out one of these 12 tools and get to making your first video! Free AviScreen - As the name would imply, this capture program records the video into AVI files, but can also do BMP photos. CamStudio.org - An open source program for capturing your on-screen video and audio as AVI files. Copernicus - A free program for Macs that focuses heavily on making quick and speedy films by recording the video to your RAM for quicker access. JingProject.com - Beyond recording video, Jing allows you to take a picture of any portion fo your desktop, draw on it, add a message, and immediately upload your media to a free hosting account. Wink - Screencasting software that focuses on making tutorials with audio and text annotation abilities. Commercial
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7 Unique Flipped Classroom Examples: Which Approach Is Best for You? Share lectures with video before class, and dedicate class time to activity and discussion. At first, the flipped classroom sounds fairly straightforward. Looking closer, however, it soon becomes clear that from this basic premise springs many unique and interesting forms. EducationDive.com has highlighted 16 examples of flipped classrooms in action, teaching students ranging from elementary scholars to doctoral candidates. Flipped Classroom Examples Many of the examples EducationDive shares illustrate unique models of how a teacher can invert their class. 1. Students are assigned the “homework” of watching video lectures and reading any materials relevant to the next day’s class. 2. Teachers assign lecture videos, as well as any other video or reading related to the day’s subject — think TED Talks, YouTube videos, and other resources. 3. 4. One great idea EducationDrive uncovered is perfect for younger students for whom actual homework might not yet be appropriate. 5. 6. 7.
5 Best Practices for FC Ok, I'll be honest. I get very nervous when I hear education reformists and politicians tout how "incredible" the flipped-classroom model, or how it will "solve" many of the problems of education. It doesn't solve anything. It fosters the "guide on the side" mentality and role, rather than that of the "sage of the stage." It also creates the opportunity for differentiated roles to meet the needs of students through a variety of instructional activities. 1) Need to Know How are you creating a need to know the content that is recorded? 2) Engaging Models One of the best way to create the "need to know" is to use a pedagogical model that demands this. 3) Technology What technology do you have to support the flipped classroom? 4) Reflection Every time you have students watch a video, just like you would with any instructional activity, you must build in reflective activities to have students think about what they learned, how it will help them, its relevance, and more. 5) Time and Place
How to Start a Blog - Step by Step Guide Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts
10 Tools to Help you Flip Your Classroom Two years ago I "flipped" my high school Anatomy & Physiology class. Read my previous post for the full story. I learned by trial and error. 2. : from the makers of Camtasia ( TechSmith ), this screen capture tool allows you to quickly capture a still image of all or part of your screen. 3. : You will be creating lots of presentations and handouts in your flipped classroom. 4. : After creating your recorded lectures and hand-outs, you will want somewhere to post them sot that your students can access them. The commercial version of wikispaces includes advertising. 5. : The internet has enabled like-minded people, scattered across the globe, quick and easy access to each other. 6. : created by the fathers of flip, Jon Bergman and Aaron Sams, the Flipped Class Network is a social community for teachers interested in and currently using the flipped classroom model. 7. : the cousin of Camtasia Studio (see #1 above), Jing is a light-weight screencasting tool.
AJET 28(4) Kinash, S., Brand, J. & Mathew, T. (2012) - Challenging mobile learning discourse through research: Student perceptions of Blackboard Mobile Learn and iPads Challenging mobile learning discourse through research: Student perceptions of Blackboard Mobile Learn and iPads Shelley Kinash, Jeffrey Brand and Trishita MathewBond University Many university academics disagree with the rationale that we should pursue mobile learning because 21st century students are apparently demanding it. We argue that the only defensible rationale for making mobile learning part of pedagogy is because it enhances student learning. This presentation shares results from research with 135 students engaged in mobile learning over two semesters. It addresses the question of whether Blackboard Mobile Learn made a perceived difference to their learning. Introduction Tablets have arrived. The prevalent definition of mobile learning in scholarly literature is the use of portable devices with Internet connection capability in education contexts. Hanley is not the only sceptic of computer-assisted education, or at least of the current state of implementation (e.g. Method
How Student Centered Is Your Classroom? In the education world, the term student-centered classroom is one we hear a lot. And many educators would agree that when it comes to 21st-century learning, having a student-centered classroom is certainly a best practice. Whether you instruct first grade or university students, take some time to think about where you are with creating a learning space where your students have ample voice, engage frequently with each other, and are given opportunities to make choices. Guiding Questions Use these questions to reflect on the learning environment you design for students: In what ways do students feel respected, feel valued, and feel part of the whole group? Balancing Teacher Roles So let's talk about that last question, and specifically, direct instruction versus facilitation. Facilitation: open-ended questioning, problem posing, Socratic seminar, and guided inquiry Direct instruction: demonstration, modeling, and lecturing Coaching: providing feedback, conferencing, and guided practice
The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture Due to Khan Academy’s popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. Classrooms become laboratories or studios, and yet content delivery is preserved. Flip your instruction so that students watch and listen to your lectures… for homework, and then use your precious class-time for what previously, often, was done in homework: tackling difficult problems, working in groups, researching, collaborating, crafting and creating. A compiled resource page of the Flipped Classroom (with videos and links) can be found at The Flipped Classroom Model Summary
Tools for Creating Rich Media Refer to the links below for an overview of rich media tools and technologies supported by the Miner Library Online Learning Group. Contact Blackboard Support to get started with rich media content development. Articulate Presenter - Narrated Slide Shows Articulate Storyline - Custom Branched Interactions Panopto Video Articulate Presenter Articulate Presenter is a tool for creating narrated slide shows from PowerPoint files. Articulate Storyline Articulate Storyline is a tool for creating interactive media content. With the use of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, learning content objects created outside of Blackboard can be imported into Blackboard and configured to send results to the Blackboard Grade Center. Panopto Panopto allows you to record audio, video and your computer screen (Powerpoint, or any software application) directly from your desktop and provides full capability for integrated playback later. Record and Publish using Panopto Video
4 Unique Principles Of Student-Centered Learning - TeachThought by TeachThought Staff A Definition of Student-Centered Learning In our view, student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure. Like any phrase, “student-centered learning” is subjective and flexible–and only useful insofar as it ultimately supports the design of learning experiences for students. With that in mind, here are 4 principles of student-centered learning to consider as you design curriculum and instruction. 4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning Space CreativeDynamicMobileEmotionally safeCognitively agitating Place That honors their historyThat stirs their enthusiasm & curiosityThat they connect with in fundamentally “non-academic” waysThat reflects their needsThat they believe they can impact Voice In assessment & curriculum forms (e.g., PBL)That grows as their understanding doesThat reflects who they really areIn classroom conversationsIn local community & around national& global events