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Redefining Learning Through Screencasting

Redefining Learning Through Screencasting
Introducing new technology into the classroom, especially iPads, can be overwhelming -- even daunting. When first getting started, the technology may seem like more of a distraction than a learning opportunity. So how do you begin? Scott Meech (@smeech), Director of Technology for the Downer's Grove School District in Illinois, offers this perspective: A lot of times, when technology is first introduced into the classroom, the technology becomes the target. You hear a lot of teachers saying, "I want to do an iMovie project [or another app]." . . . when technology becomes effective, the learning target is articulated as "I want students to . . . demonstrate knowledge or understanding." Dr. The SAMR Model What technology can you use to get to redefinition? One of the most valuable tools afforded by iPads is the ability to screencast -- to combine audio, images, drawing and text on a whiteboard to create a video. Cement Foundation: Substitution & Augmentation Teaching Above the Line

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Blog Archive » How I see the SAMR Model Everyone is talking about the SAMR model for eLearning. A principal emailed me this week wanting to know more about the concept so I emailed her with a reply but thought it may be useful to add my thoughts more publicly too. The SAMR model is based on the thinkings of Ruben Puentedura. 8 Ways Your eLearning Content is Losing When the content of your eLearning falls flat, or it just confuses the audience, it can be a stressful affair. From broken narratives to distracting designs and grammatical errors, see why your learners might be looking the other way. It’s simple. Your video eLearning content, from top to bottom, needs to engage the viewer. I mean, why do we go to the movies?

Never Too Young To Code Kindergartners use Bee-Bots to explore coding and mapping skills at the Cook SchoolPhotos courtesy of Catherine Cook School As with other aspects of tech use in early childhood, deep discussions are underway about the appropriate role coding has in young children’s classrooms—and in the library. Sometimes referred to as the “new literacy” in schools, teaching coding means teaching children the language used to operate tablets, computers, and other devices they interact with every day. Getting Started with Lecture Capture and Screen Recording If you’re shooting with a DSLR: Make sure to check that there isn’t a limit on recording duration, otherwise you risk capturing only the first half (or less) of your lecture! 4. Recording your lecture

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product.

Screen Recorder With our easy-to-use, free screen recorder for Windows and Mac you can capture any area of your screen with the option to add narration from your microphone and video from your webcam. You can record lectures, webinars, demos, games, Skype calls, etc and share free on, YouTube, or save directly to a video file. US - English Brasil - Português (Beta)Deutschland - Deutsch (Beta)España - Español (Beta)France - Français (Beta)US - EnglishWant More? Sorry this device isn't supported for recording.

Getting Started with SCORM: Tracking Course Specific Data Continuing on in our discussion of the SCORM standard and how communication happens between a SCO and as LMS, in this installment we will be diving a bit into the SCORM data model and discussing how SCORM tracks course data. We previously discussed how a SCO finds the LMS API, the basics of how to send/retrieve data and touched on the SCORM data model. We are going to build on some of those concepts today and dive into the nuts and bolts of how a SCO uses the SCORM data model to track course data in the real world. If you take the time to read the full SCORM spec and look at the data model (available at: you will notice a long laundry list of available variables that are supported. These variables define the pieces of information a SCO can retrieve from the LMS, or send to the LMS and ask the LMS to store for future use. I'm sure when they were writing the spec some of the data model items sounded like great ideas.

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us — Modern Learning “When I really try to square what I believe about how kids learn and what we practice in our classrooms, it unsettles me.” A t a recent morning workshop for school leaders at a fairly small New England public school district, about an hour into a conversation focused on what they believed about how kids learn best, an assistant superintendent somewhat surprisingly said aloud what many in the room were no doubt feeling. “When I really try to square what I believe about how kids learn and what we practice in our classrooms, it unsettles me,” she said. “And it frustrates me.” As it should. One of the things I’ve come to realize in my many discussions with educators from around the globe is that there are a number of practices in our current systems of schooling that “unsettle” us, primarily because they don’t comport with what Seymour Papert calls our “stock of intuitive, empathic, common sense knowledge about learning.”

How to Record Your Screen and Create Engaging Screencasts With the right tools basic screen recording is relatively easy. If you're just starting out and wondering “How can I record my screen?”, are searching for a screen recorder or are already a screencast pro, this post offers some ideas on how to make your screen capture videos more engaging, and tips to help you produce screencasts with professional quality audio and video. Powerpoint videos, recorded presentations and lecture capture videos have become popular additions to educators' toolkits. Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad Apps LearningToday shares with everyone two beautiful posters, that help us remember Bloom’s Taxonomy: the Blooming Butterfly and the Blooming Orange. How do we connect the Bloom’s Taxonomy with the iPad? Following inDave Mileham and Kelly Tenkeley’s footsteps of assigning iPad apps to the different levels of the Bloom’s Taxonomy, I created the following table with apps that I have tested out and am recommending. (Click to see a larger version of the image) In order to make the cut, the app had to fulfill the criteria (from Wikipedia and according to the Blooming Orange’s verbs) set out for each level.

Better teachers? Better at what, exactly? Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Schools take legal action against bully parents How to transform your PowerPoint and Keynote presentations into video learning resources Creating Video Resources using PowerPoint All you need to do is open an existing presentation and follow the appropriate guidelines below. If you’re going to be recording a voiceover narration of yourself talking through your presentation just remember to make sure that you are in a quiet location and your microphone is set up and working. Using PowerPoint 2011 on a Mac To record a voiceover narration just click Slide Show > Record Slide Show to start your presentation and begin recording.

Allan's Blog Fourni par Traduction DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION: V4 published Mar 2015. This PDF Poster has links to 122 of the latest and most popular educational apps. Now these resources are available in 19 different languages. Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning Found this fantastic infographic touting the success of infographics. Reading it ( or more correctly, viewing it) immediately focused my thoughts on the use of visual texts in classrooms today. Click on the screenshot above to view the animated, interactive info graphic that presents 13 reasons why we should use infographics ( or visual texts in general). Unlike other infographics I link to on Mr G Online, I’m not going to discuss the specific points presented – that would be contradictory to the message of the infographic.