“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>>>
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
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
Educreations – Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard.
EdPuzzle – Upload and add questions to your video
EduCanon – Add questions to your video
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
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.
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.