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The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos. What do you do when you need to learn something new?

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

What if you need to know how to fix something? Or what if you need to learn how to use a new software or service? You probably look for a video. According to a recent TechSmith study, 53% of people reported watching two or more instructional videos per week (up 152% compared to 2013). Regardless of your industry, instructional videos are the best delivery method if you’re serious about teaching others, growing your business, or building an online course. Has little impact on teen well-being. Data from more than 17,000 teenagers show little evidence of a relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents.

has little impact on teen well-being

The study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming, or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health. "Implementing best practice statistical and methodological techniques we found little evidence for substantial negative associations between digital-screen engagement and adolescent well-being," said Amy Orben, a Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and College Lecturer at the Queen's College, University of Oxford.

The research found that adolescents' total screen time per day had little impact on their mental health, both on weekends and weekdays. Unlike other studies, the Oxford research analyzed data from Ireland, the US, and the UK to support its conclusions. The Literacy Cookbook blog. How do I Find my Email Headers? Starting Up a New Learning Space in Google Classroom. 11 Tools for Teaching With Videos - A PDF Handout. 25 incredibly useful Google Docs tips and tricks. Video lessons. In this video we will be showing you why we like How It Should Have Ended For Kids. We're focusing on two playlists: Silly Songs and Fixed Fairy Tales, with some practical ideas about how we use them in teaching young learners.

Tips to Engage 21st Century Students. Free Handbook. Best Professional Development Websites and PLNs for Teachers. You Think You Want Media Literacy… Do You? A Must Have Tool for Taking Notes on Videos. Reclipped is an excellent educational tool to use to annotate and create video snippets.

A Must Have Tool for Taking Notes on Videos

It allows you to collect relevant parts from videos, add your comments and notes to them and then share them with others. You can trim videos and choose specific timestamps for the start and end of your snippet. Reclipped has recently added a great feature called ’Summary Note’. A summary note is ‘a special snippet for quick note-taking on videos. Using Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework in the classroom. How Video Game Theatre Sparks New Life into the Classics. 12 Steps for Creating a Digital Assignment or Hybrid Class. For a series of workshops, I devised the following prompt for creating a digital assignment or hybrid class.

12 Steps for Creating a Digital Assignment or Hybrid Class

(Most of these tips can apply to *any *assignment or class, not just digital ones.) Digital Pedagogy is a recursive process, a constant interplay between building and analyzing what we’ve built — between teaching and meta-level reflection on our own process. While step number 6 below explicitly suggests bringing students into the process, I would advocate bringing students into the conversation as early as possible, even from the outset — helping to build the syllabus, outline the objectives of the course, design activities and assessments, etc. Free Technology Curriculum from Google - Applied Digital Skills. SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy: Assembling the Puzzle. For teachers just starting out with educational technology, the task at hand can sometimes seem daunting.

SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy: Assembling the Puzzle

Even though tools such as the SAMR model can help, the plethora of choices available can prove paralyzing, frequently resulting in ongoing substitutive uses of the technology that block, rather than enable, more ambitious transformative goals. The approach below is designed to help overcome this barrier, and is inspired in its form by Alexander’s notion of Design Patterns -- a clearly structured solution to a recurring design problem -- which has been applied to education scenarios by Bergin et al. While it is not laid out exactly as a design pattern would be, it nonetheless provides a framework that a teacher could use in similar fashion. The goal for the teacher is to construct a simple SAMR ladder that is coupled to Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy -- i.e., as the task moves from lower to upper levels of the taxonomy, it also moves from lower to upper levels of SAMR. 1. 2.

Can digital literacy be deconstructed into learnable units? Earlier this week, Sally Pewhairangi got in touch to ask if I’d be willing to answer four questions about digital literacy, grouped around the above question.

Can digital literacy be deconstructed into learnable units?

She’ll be collating answers from a number of people in due course but, in the spirit of working openly, I’m answering her questions here. 1. SAMR Model Visually Explained for Teachers. February 9, 2017 With the pervasive use of technology inside our classrooms, pedagogical concerns related to the effectiveness of technology in transforming education and creating optimal learning experiences come to the surface.

SAMR Model Visually Explained for Teachers

Every teacher drawing on technology in their instruction has probably, at a certain point in time, mulled over questions such as: does technology always work for every instructional task? Policy Brief 17 Families Screen Time. Making Movies. Making Movies is a free online resource designed to help secondary students: Develop an understanding of the stages of a film production - from the initial idea, through the process of making the film, to its screening in cinemas Gain detailed insights into some of the many roles in the film production process Explore some of the contemporary issues faced by the film production industry Learn the skills they need to make their own films.

Making Movies

The Making Movies Teaching Resource is accompanied by 16 short, engaging video interviews with some of Australia’s leading screen professionals in roles ranging from producer to stunt performer, visual effects supervisor to marketing manager. The Making Movies Teacher’s Guide provides ‘driving instructions’ to assist teachers to use the Teaching Resource in the classroom. With discrete chapters, structured lesson plans, a PowerPoint presentation and a broad range of website links, the Guide is a thorough and accessible asset for all teachers. Interviews. Cloud Content - CloudEd. SAMR. Excel Functions and Formulas. Flat Connections - Home. Welcome to the LAT Web Site! Technology Integration Matrix. 6 Learning Methods Every 21st Century Teacher should Know.

After writing about the 14 techy concepts every teacher should know about, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is providing you with a list of learning methods together with their definitions.

6 Learning Methods Every 21st Century Teacher should Know

Knowing about these methods and employing them in your classroom will definitely make a difference in your teaching practics. Check them out below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy1-Inquiry-Based LearningThis is a learning process that is based on inquiry or asking questions. Through asking challenging questions learners get intrinsically motivated to start delving deeper to find answers for these questions and in doing so they are exploring new avenues of knowledge and insight.As you can see in the graphic below inquiry-based learning is a cyclical learning process composed of many different stages starting with asking questions and results in asking more questions. What Does It Mean to Flip a Class? (A Visual Answer) - Flipping Physics.

Microsoft for Educators. IFLA Trend Report. Note-Taking with iPads. Office 365 Education at Grant Wood AEA - Office 365 Education at Grant Wood AEA. What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers. What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers by TeachThought Staff.

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

5 Online Tools to Help Combat Plagiarism. All K-12 educators know how students are complaining about the piles of homework they get. If you ask for their opinion, teachers will tell you that they don't assign more homework than students can handle, but they do have trouble convincing them to pay attention to even the simplest assignments. All students complain when they need to write an essay. Some will fail to deliver it, and others will deliver what educators hate the most -- a plagiarized paper. You can never be sure whether or not a student has worked on an assignment all by him- or herself, but at least you can be sure that the content is unique.

WoWinSchool / FrontPage. This is a collaborative workspace for the development of instructional items for the use of MMORPGs, like World of Warcraft, GuildWars2 and others, in a school setting. Please take a moment to explore the various sections of the site and if you would like to contribute, please email Lucas Gillispie at lucas AT

The original focus of this project was to develop a curriculum for an after school program or "club" for at-risk students at the middle and/or high school level. This program would use the game, World of Warcraft, as a focal point for exploring Writing/Literacy, Mathematics, Digital Citizenship, Online Safety, and would have numerous projects/lessons intended to develop 21st-Century skills. Because of the success of the first year's implementation as an after school program, the program is now being implemented as a language arts elective for middle schoolers designed to provide enrichment for students at all levels.

Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching. 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. 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. Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - 1:1 program, Apple, edchat, EdTech, SAMR, technology. Interesting Ways. EDpuzzle. 20 video project ideas to engage students. Videos are engaging. NowComment. Technology Integration Matrix. Online teacher training for using ICT in education. How to work with screencasting tools uses Camtasia for making the training videos. 30 Tips to Leverage The Power of YouTube in Your Teaching. A Comprehensive Guide to The Use of Edmodo with Students. 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.