Week 6 and 7 (Due July 7th)

“To understand their world we must be willing to immerse ourselves in that world. We must embrace the new digital reality. If we can’t relate, if we don’t get it, we won’t be able to make schools relevant to the current and future needs of the digital generation.” – Ian Jukes

 

3…2…1…Debate! – Guidelines>>>

Debate #1 – “Should all educators have a professional social media presence?”

Debate #2 – “Should all schools increase the use of technology in instruction to properly prepare children for the future?”

 

Flipped Lesson Samples –

Photosynthesis – Elem. Science

Angles – Elem. Math

Phases of Matter – Physics

Finding Area – Pre-Algebra

Podcast Samples – 

Poetry – 2nd grade

Weather Forecast – 4th grade

Weather Facts – 4th grade

TIGER Beat Sports  – 4th grade

 

Screencasting/Tutorial Programs:

Camstudio (Windows only) – free software to capture your computer screen

Screenr – free online software to capture your computer screen (5 min limit)

Jing – free online software to capture your computer screen (5 min limit)

Knovio – easily add narration and video to an existing PPT

Office-Mix – add on to Powerpoint

MoveNote – easily add video and audio to anything

TED-ED – Lessons worth sharing

Pixlr –  free online software to edit photos/images

iPadio – podcast via your phone

Quicktime (MAC only) – Free screen capturing

Screencasting/Tutorial Apps:

ScreenChomp

Educreations – Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard.

ExplainEverything

Adding Interactivity:

EdPuzzle – Upload and add questions to your video

EduCanon – Add questions to your video

Video/Audio Tools

iPadio – podcast via your phone

FileWiggler – Download videos from YouTube

Dripy – Download video or audio from YouTube

SoundCloud – A great online service for sharing audio

TubeChop – Allows you to edit any part of a YouTube video to share

YouTube Editor – Allows you to edit your videos in YouTube

Adding Annotations – Are you a Brainiac?Photosynthesis

What do we know about the brain and how does what we know (or think we know) drive how we teach. John Medina and his book Brain Rules breaks the latest brain research into 12 principles/rules. His book is a great read and it is supported by a companion DVD. Much of the video content on the DVD is shared on his website @BrainRules.net. On this site you can access information/activities to support all 12 principles/rules by selection the icon at the top of the media window.

Check out this news report that does a great job of summarizing the book.

 

Post 2 responses on your blog/Post 2 products on your GSite/class preparation:

– Explore the resources at BrainRules.net.

– Watch at least 2 of the TED talks below and create a post (on your personal blog) with a reaction/reflection for 1 of them.

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education

TEDxNYC – Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really?

David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes

TEDxWarwick – Doug Belshaw – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

TEDxPhilly – Chris Lehmann – Education is broken

Not a TED – but still relevant – BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks

– Read the latest report from Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up 2014 Student Survey. Create a post with your reaction of this report and detail how it will help you plan your instruction.

Week 7 Assignments

– Become an expert on one of the Social Learning Tools bookmarked here. Create a 5 minute presentation using tips/tools from June 9th class. Be prepared to share your presentation (posted on your GSite) at the July 21st class. Sign up for a time/tool here.

– Complete the Library of Congress Supporting Inquiry with Primary Sources online module. Allow 1 hour to complete this module. Upload a copy of your LOC certificate to your GSite.

 

*Bring Headsets or Laptops for Podcast/Flipped Lesson Worksession. This class will be your only in-class time to work on this assignment.

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