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12 Ways to Create Videos Without a Camera or Software It wasn't that long ago that creating videos in your classroom meant that you had to have access to cameras and editing software. That is no longer the case. Now with nothing more than a reliable Internet connection you and your students can create all kinds of documentary, entertainment, and how-to videos. JayCut is a free, online, video editing service. Masher is a great, free, tool for creating video mash-ups. Animoto makes it possible to quickly create a video using still images, music, and text. Flixtime is a video creation service that is quite similar to Animoto and Stupeflix. Photo Peach is a new service that allows you to quickly and easily create an audio slideshow, with captions, from images in your Flickr, Picassa, or Facebook account. Memoov is a free service for creating animated videos. Stupeflix is a service that allows user to quickly and easily create video montages using their favorite images and audio clips.

Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind  The app development market is exploding. More and more companies are creating “educational apps”. In some cases, they are simply digital versions of a book or a web based tool. Some seem to have “no educational value” to it at all, but are still sold under the label of “education”. That being said, TinyTap is still a lot better than much of the kids’ apps crapware out there in the iTunes App Store. I have teachers ask me frequently about app recommendations for different subject areas. “What app could I use to teach subtraction?” I usually sigh to myself, when I receive questions like that. I want teachers to be able to, not only ask for and use an app, because someone else recommended it, but I want teachers equipped with the curiosity and the knowledge of: Without a doubt, educators using iPads in the classroom, are in new territory. I came upon the following rubrics (1) developed by Harry Walker and (2) based on Kathy Schrock and updated by Greg Alchin. Further Resources: Like this:

The 15 Education Technologies To Know About This Year What latest gadgets and gizmos are going to change your classroom in 2013? It’s hard to know exactly what will catch on and what won’t, but the following list showcases some of the emerging new technologies, software, and platforms available. With their innovation and practicality, many of these are poised to enter the classroom and change the way students and teachers learn permanently. 1. Remember the days of doodling on the side of your spiral notebook while you tried to take copious notes from your boring biology teacher? Flashnotes allows students to upload their lecture notes and sell them to other students who need more help or resources. 2. The new startup is using a Facebook type platform- riding the wave of what works- and tailoring it for education. In addition to the social aspect, it allows for document uploads, calendar sharing, and a grade book option. 3. Imagine your smartphone as your primary source for study materials. Study Blue’s main attraction is that it is mobile.

Session Board | edcamp NYC Session Board - Schedule for November 9, 2013 09:00-10:00 – Participants sign in, add workshop or session ideas to the session board, get hooked up with WiFi, get their Twitter feed tuned to #edcampnyc, get info about the GoogleDoc Spreadsheet with the sessions. Organizers kickoff with “the rules of EdCamp” and thank sponsors. 10:00-11:00 – Session 1 11:20-12:20 – Session 2 12:40-01:40 – Session 3 01:40-02:00 – Door Prizes 2:00 onward – After Party at Mel’s Burger Bar at 2850 Broadway (between 110th and 111th Streets)

SocialEdCon Ed Tech Unconference Attendees Share Conversation, Web 2.0 Tools Hundreds of educators attended SocialEdCon, the fifth annual unconference held before the ISTE annual conference and exposition at the San Diego Convention Center earlier today. SocialEdCon is organized onsite based on the interests and expertise of participants. Topics at this year’s event covered a wide range of issues, including social media and student bullying, building online courses, professional development strategies, effective blended learning, and organizing virtual conferences. “It’s just a really engaging day. Formerly known as EduBloggerCon, organizers changed the name of the event this year to indicate greater inclusiveness of all social media tools used in education. Jena Sherry, a middle school teacher from Viola, Wis. and first-time ISTE attendee, had the following to say about her SocEdCon experience: “There are lots of things to think about so far. The afternoon sessions of the unconference kicked off with the popular Web 2.0 Smackdown, hosted by Vicki Davis.

Download YouTube Videos Using Google Chrome [Updated 10-8-12] - Interlocked Pieces The Google Chrome extension I use to download YouTube videos is Chrome YouTube Downloader. This extension is not available in the Chrome Web Store so you will have to install it yourself. If you would like to add this to your Chrome here is what to do: First, go to the extension’s website. Then, click the “Add to Chrome” button and a .crx file will be downloaded to your computer. Open up Google Chrome and use the Tools menu to select Extensions. Locate the extension file on your computer and drag the file onto the Extensions page. Quit and relaunch Chrome. UPDATE (10-8-12): This extension doesn’t work if you are accessing YouTube with HTTPS. Tagged as: Download, Extension, google chrome, YouTube

DSC_3352 The ‘Washing Hands’ of Learning: Think Pair Share A blog about something really obvious but worth spelling out. After 25 years of teaching, I’ve been through a fair amount of dodgy INSET/CPD. As a result I am something of a ‘visiting speaker’ sceptic. However, it hasn’t all been bad; far from it. Some ideas have been very influential such as the ideas behind CASE (Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education) developed at Kings in the 1990s; also the principles of formative assessment that have trickled into our collective consciousness as teachers since ‘Inside the Black Box’. Whilst some ideas have helped me to frame an overarching philosophy for teaching or have augmented my armoury of teaching tools, there is one simple strategy that has transformed the way I teach every lesson, every day: Think, Pair, Share. I used to be a ‘hands up’ merchant just like a lot of people. But the solution came: Every time you ask a question, get the students to think first, then discuss it in pairs before they answer. An everyday hands-up moment..

Perplejidad docente, Videos del tiempo de ñaupa y pensamiento en acción Proyecto Facebook ORT en Telenoche from ortmedios on Vimeo. No fue fácil estar frente a frente con María Laura Santillán quien quería entrevistarme en persona para un informe especial que estaba haciendo sobre educación. Después de dos intentos fallidos y cerca de la medianoche del pasado martes, finalmente nos encontramos en la spuertas de Constitución y tanto ella como yo estábamos destruidos. La producción había preparado algunas preguntas basadas en Nativos Digitales y luchando contra la tiranía del tiempo breve televisivo fue cuestión de pensar un poco juntos en cámara. Como la emisión fue el pasado jueves y yo estaba en Brasil no pude verla. La verdad que los videos que ilusrran la nota son tragicòmicos. Seguramente hablé dos o tres veces mas, y probablemente haya dicho alguna barbaridad (¿sincericidio?) Aun asi refleja bastante bien mis sentires y decires de los últimos meses. Lo que yo sí se es como debe ser la educaciòn de hoy que es exactamente lo que estamos haciendo en El Proyecto Facebook.