The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with an audience. For teachers who have never facilitated video creation projects in their classrooms, choosing the right style of video and the right tools can be a bit confusing at first. To help bring clarity to the styles and … [Read more...] about Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Six Types of Classroom Video Projects
During the school year we tend to think to ourselves, "I'll do some professional development during the summer." Then the summer arrives and we find our schedules a little more busy than we expected. That's when on-demand professional development is handy. I offer six on-demand professional development webinars. You can download them and watch them when it is convenient for … [Read more...] about Six Hours of PD for Just $25!
This summer I will be hosting the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp on July 27th and 28th in Portland, Maine. Discounted early registration is still available. In the video embedded below my daughter, Isla, joins me to answer a few frequently asked questions regarding the Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp. Powered by Eventbrite … [Read more...] about Practical Ed Tech BYOD Camp FAQs
Know Recorder is a free app for creating whiteboard-style videos on iPads and Android tablets. The free app will let you record yourself speaking while drawing on your tablet. Your video can have multiple pages which is a nice feature when you want to give a multiple step demonstration without having to erase anything. Know Recorder will let you import PDFs and pictures to … [Read more...] about Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Try Know Recorder for Creating Video Lessons
Online whiteboards that let students communicate in realtime either by voice or text can be powerful tools to create a mathematics tutorial, create a diagram, or to brainstorm ideas for a project. The following three whiteboard tools can all be used by students for free. NoteBookCast is a free whiteboard tool that will work in the web browser on a laptop, iPad, Android … [Read more...] about Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Three Free Collaborative Whiteboard Tools