How to Use "Kid Blog" (Classroom Blog) WatchKnowLearn ratings are intentionally harsher than what you might find on YouTube, for example. Most of our videos have been imported by people who want to use them with kids, not by the creators of the videos. We take a hard-nosed attitude toward quality. Four and five stars should be reserved for really excellent quality. Three stars isn't bad. More help with rating Unless changed, the Finder is the person who uploaded the video to WatchKnowLearn. More help about the Finder field
KQED Learning | KQED Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ideas has become commonplace. Our students’ needs have shifted and they require digital citizenship skills. We’ve seen all sorts of creative use cases, but here are the most common forms: Teachers and students use Twitter for communication and conversation so they can keep the in-class discussion going after class! Twitter is a great way to add context to content especially when students need to study a topic and find experts in the field and ask them questions on Twitter! Below, you will find some great resources for your school community to help jump into using social media, specifically Twitter, as a learning tool. As you know, being a teacher means you’re uniquely positioned to provide valuable guidance and insight to your students around areas related to online safety and digital citizenship. Back to the top Understanding Twitter
Teaching Trio: Using ClassDojo Effectively Technology Thursday is a weekly linky dedicated to all things technology related. Check out our Tech Thursday page for details on how to link up! I happen to love ClassDojo! I have been a ClassDojo mentor for a couple of years now and have seen many teachers jump on the Dojo bandwagon. Here are my 6 tips for using ClassDojo effectively. Set Expectations For Students: Students need to know what behaviors you are targeting. For Parents: Parents need to know how you are going to use this tool. Be Positive When I became a teacher, our professors taught us to change the things we said from the negative, “Stop running!” Here’s what happens if you only take points away or are overall negative- the students stop caring about Dojo. I know what you are thinking…what about (insert name here)? Try this: Joe is off task again and is playing in his desk. Or this: Catch Joe early in the morning. Now Joe sees that he can get points; he can succeed. Now Joe’s parents like ClassDojo. Give Points Often
Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class July12, 2014 Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features . Padlet features : Padlet is very easy to use and has a user friendly interfacePadlet is web based and does not require any software installationIt allows you to easily add notes, text, images, videos, and drawings to your wallYou can also add word documents from computer to your Padlet wallPadlet provides a wide variety of layouts to choose fromPadlet works across multiple devices including mobile phonesAny Padlet wall you create can be embedded into your blog or website.It enhances collaborative work. Some suggested ways to use Padlet in class: Here is how to create a Padlet 1- Click on the plus sign and select create new Padlet
Three ways to use Seesaw & set up your class – Seesaw Help Center Since we've seen Seesaw used by different teachers in so many different ways, we thought it would be helpful to summarize a few typical uses we've seen and the corresponding class settings in Seesaw. We hope this will be helpful as you think about how you'd like to use Seesaw in your class and how you should set up your Seesaw class as a result. Seesaw for Feedback and Reflection Some teachers use Seesaw primarily as a place for students to share their work, and specifically encourage individual reflection and peer feedback. Settings Students can see each other's work: OnStudent Likes and Comments: Enable likes, comments, and comment approval.Enable item editing: On Seesaw for Assignments & Assessment Some teachers choose to use Seesaw in a more private way, where they can do student assessment, collect work, and give direct private feedback to students. Settings Students can see each other's work: OFFStudent Likes and Comments: Enable comments and comment approval.Enable item editing: ON
How to Green Screen in iMovie - [Teacher Tutorial with Screenshots] - DreamSync - Sync Video / Audio Software Tool I see most people searching for some authentic ways of properly editing a green screen video. Today, I’m going to teach you guys how easy it is to edit a green screen video. I’ll be using iMovie to showcase the techniques which you can use for editing your green screen videos in a very efficient manner. Watch this video below to learn about these super-cool techniques (Video Source: How to use Green Screen with iMovie – Chroma Key – Special effects in iMovie) We’re going to look at iMovie and how we can use green screen in iMovie and edit with some Creative Commons media. Setting up Your Project The first thing we’re going to do here is click on the little plus button in the corner. Then we’re going to choose movie because we don’t want to create a trailer at this point. Importing Media Now we want to go the iMovie library. On my desktop, I’ve got various different movies so I’m going to choose this which is a picture of Paris. Lets Get to Work… Now we can start building our project.
The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + tips and tricks! Google Classroom makes organizing and managing all of your Google Apps activities streamlined and easy. Set it up in minutes. (Sketch by Matt Miller) Google Classroom was created to focus less time on tech and more time on teaching. And it certainly has lived up to its billing. Classroom has streamlined the classroom workflow and makes communication easier between teaches and students. It creates a central home for class activities.It lets teachers create assignments (and other class activities).It collects assignments from students.It helps teachers grade assignments and provide feedback.It returns assignments to students. Have you set up Google Classroom in your classroom? This guide will show you how to set Google Classroom up in a matter of minutes and perform the main tasks. Consider keeping this post open in one tab in your browser and Classroom in another so you can refer back. Let’s get started! Set up your class in Google Classroom 1. 2. 3. You must add a name for your class. 4.
A Teacher's Guide to Skype in the Classroom - Microsoft in Education I love to travel. I have liked going new places ever since I was a kid and my mom and I ventured to the beach. Shells, seaweed, sand, and surf... What great moments of learning those were, but sadly they didn't happen often enough. Money was always an issue and travel as you know is expensive. As an adult I have lived in Alaska, Senegal, and The Philippines, traveled throughout Europe and visited 40 of the 50 states. As a classroom teacher, it was my desire to introduce my students to people around the world so they could experience the joy that is humans around the globe.
Teacher's Guide on The Use of Google Sites in The Classroom Google Sites is a great tool for creating webpages . "It is in fact a wiki, blog,portfolio, all rolled into one easy to use package". Google Sites brings together all of the other great Google services in that it allows users to embed Google Docs, Calendar, YouTube, Picasa albums, and much more. In this post Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is going to explore with you different ways and tips on how to tap into the educational potential of this tool and provide you with some practical ideas on how to use it with your students in the classroom. Why use Google Sites in The Classroom ? Here are some of the pertinent reasons why you should consider using Google sites with your students : 1- Using Google Site to Create A Classroom Website 2- How to Create A Class Calendar 3- Webinar on Google Sites for your Classroom Examples of great Google Sites from schools and educators 1- A Study of Politics for the digital generation 2- World History 3- Gone Google 4- Online Learning Circles