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20 video project ideas to engage students

20 video project ideas to engage students
Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it. In my classroom, video usually equals instant engagement. Students like to record it — especially because many of them get to use their phones for school purposes. But they like to watch them even more, and if those videos are produced by their peers, the interest skyrockets. That power has huge potential to be harnessed for educational gain. Integrating video projects into the classroom can be as simple or complex as you want. Here are some video project ideas, divided into ideas for any classroom and ideas for specific subject areas: 10 ideas for (almost) any classroom: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. A virtual walking tour is an option, too. 7. 8. 9. Create book reports, step-by-step videos and more using Adobe Spark Video. 10. 10 ideas for specific subject areas: 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. How else can video be used for gains in the classroom?

Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - 1:1 program, Apple, edchat, EdTech, SAMR, technology For as long as I can remember I have been an advocate for helping teachers understand the stages of technology integration to help them effectively use tech as a tool for learning. I’ve adopted a few different tech integration models over the years, discussed the ideas with administrators for use as a starting point for tech integration, and kept the ideas front of mind as I invent and discover new ways for using technology as a tool for learning. Discussing the stages of tech integration has led to some thought provoking and inspiring conversations, but the ideas have not gained a lot of momentum in my face-to-face teaching environment until now. About SAMR Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through specific levels. The SAMR model is a useful tool for helping teachers think about their own tech use as they begin to make small shifts in the design and implementation of technology driven learning experiences to achieve the next level. Substitution

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online teacher training for using ICT in education How to work with screencasting tools www.teachertrainingvideos.com uses Camtasia for making the training videos. I also use JING for making short videos. If you look at the menu on the left-hand side, you can see a complete list of the screencasting tools that I have worked with and made videos for. Here are a few of my favourites. Camtasia 7-Two sets of videos All the videos I have made on this site use Camtasia 7. SnagIt SnagIt is not free but it is a very reasonably priced option for creating screencasts and it also allows for doing much more. SnagIt part two ScreenR A simple screen cast tool that works on the web. ScreenCast-o-matic Another free screen casting tool that does not need any download and allows you to record quite long videos. Russell Writes in the Teacher Training Journal

50 websites that help make learning science fun Without a doubt my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added nine new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students. Try Science Try Science is a very cool site that offers many resources to get kids to love science. There are over 50 experiments that kids can perform either online or at home. The site offers virtual field trips to different locations around the world. Quarked This fun website provides a fun way for kids to learn about the subatomic universe. Windows to the Universe Your initial impression is that this is another astronomy website and you would be correct but when you look deeper you will find there is more here than meets the eye. Strange Matter This site is dedicated to helping students learn about material science but in a fun way. Science Kids Hey! websites around.

A Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Edmodo with Students March 9, 2014 Edmodo is a powerful web-based platform that has a huge potential for us in education. The features and functionalities provided by Edmodo for teachers and students are invaluable and hence the importance of having access to a handy guide like the one below. This visual guide aims at helping teachers tap into the educational potential of Edmodo. What is edmodo ?Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. How can I use edmodo with my students ? Place digital resources on edmodo for students to access or download,Create polls for students to vote online.Write short summaries of lessons for students who were absent from class (better yet: get your students to write the summary).Post homework information.What is it that makes Edmodo class a secure environment ? To create a group click on " Groups" then "create". Second way Creating a note: Creating a poll:

Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun Without a doubt my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added nine new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students. Try Science Try Science is a very cool site that offers many resources to get kids to love science. Quarked This fun website provides a fun way for kids to learn about the subatomic universe. Windows to the Universe Your initial impression is that this is another astronomy website and you would be correct but when you look deeper you will find there is more here than meets the eye. Strange Matter This site is dedicated to helping students learn about material science but in a fun way. Amazing Space This cool website allows students to explore the amazing world of outer space with a wide array of features. Science Kids Science Sparks wants kids of all ages to love science.

The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - EdTech, SAMR, Teaching This summer I have been digging deeper into the SAMR model of tech integration to help educators embrace 1:1 learning and the changes it will bring about. SAMR is a truly useful tool for helping teachers identify their current comfort zone in order to build expertise in designing efficient and effective student learning experiences. To reach higher levels on the SAMR ladder, teachers can make some planning and instructional shifts. A look at the big picture is helpful when trying to understand how to help students develop important 21st Century Skills at each level. Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills I have created an interactive graphic of the SAMR Ladder to illustrate the big picture. Final Thoughts The learning that occurs as teachers climb up the SAMR ladder is what will eventually lead to successful lesson design.

50 websites that help make learning science fun Without a doubt my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added nine new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students. Try Science Try Science is a very cool site that offers many resources to get kids to love science. Quarked This fun website provides a fun way for kids to learn about the subatomic universe. Windows to the Universe Your initial impression is that this is another astronomy website and you would be correct but when you look deeper you will find there is more here than meets the eye. Strange Matter This site is dedicated to helping students learn about material science but in a fun way. Amazing Space This cool website allows students to explore the amazing world of outer space with a wide array of features. Science Kids Science Sparks wants kids of all ages to love science.

5 Great Google Drive Video Tutorials for Teachers February19, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a slew of interesting Google Drive video tutorials that are created by Anson Alexander. I came across these tutorials while I was browsing through this wonderful site called Working at The Edge. I thought about tweeting this resource without having to post it here but I know 15 thousands of email subscribers to this blog will probably miss them. These tutorials will help you get to know some of the features and functions of Google Drive that you might probably be missing. Have a look and share with your colleagues. 1- Composing Google Docs 2- Sharing files and folders 3- Document Organization 4- Advanced sharing and permission 5- Third party apps

Google Safe IMAGE Search ACOT2 ACOT2 has identified six design principles for the 21st century high school: Understanding of 21st Century Skills and Outcomes Establishes as a baseline that educators, students and parents must be well versed in the 21st century skills that students need to acquire to be successful. Teachers should be able to make relevant and useful choices about when and how to teach them, and whether or not students are making progress toward their personal demonstration of accomplishment. Relevant and Applied Curriculum Offers an innovative vision of what the learning environment should become by applying what we know about how people learn and adapting the best pedagogy to meet the needs of this generation of learners. Informative Assessment Identifies the types and systems of assessments schools need to develop to fully capture the varied dimensions of 21st century learning as well as the independent role students need to take on in monitoring and adjusting their own learning.

Check out #7 which shares the idea of students using their phones and Vine to make 6-second videos and share them on a blog page with their classmates. by susandavies Oct 27

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