Monthly Archives: November 2013

Title I Regional Training SchoolTube and Screen Recordings

title I regional training

Teachers and students are doing such a great job recording lessons using the iPad and Promethean Board that I wanted to share ways that you can do this, too.

At our workshop, you will learn how to use the Promethean Board to make screen recordings and how to use your iPad to make screen casting videos.

If you are using the Promethean Board, you will need to add the video screen recorder to your tool bar by going into File: Settings: Commands: Screen Recorder and add. You will simply click the screen recording icon, save your file and begin teaching using your Promethean Board as usual.  Then upload your video to School Tube and share your link on your website or blog.

Here is Stephanie Williams’ Flipchart she created to show you how to create your own (minus the videos):

Screencasting with ActivInspire

Have you ever thought of simply using the Video Recorder of your iPad or Flip Camera to show students and you teaching a lesson?  You can upload the video to School Tube and publish it on your website or blog.

Here is a link to show you how to create videos using your phone or iPad or video camera:

Common Craft Tutorial

Finally, we will show you how to use apps such as Explain Everything and Screen Chomp and Educreations to make teaching videos.

Here are the tutorials for these programs:

Explain Everything

Now, how do I get these great lessons on my blog or website?  You will upload all y our videos them to School Tube

Uploading Video to SchoolTube Tutorial

SchoolTube to Teacher Website tutorial

The goal is to have students create their own “tutorials” using the Promethean Board or iPad. They love to be the teacher!

iMovie Training

iMovie Tutorials will be posted here for the Welcome Training.

Click here to view: Kathy Schrock’s Blog about creating iMovie Trailers

Here are PDFs for students to use to write their script using a paper story board. You will need to scroll down to the bottom of his website and you can download the PDFs so the students can write on them.  Story Board for pre-writing  

Essential Question:  Why should students be taught to use technology to publish writing and research findings?

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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Making a trailer Part 1

Making a trailer Part 2

Here are directions for making a Project in iMovie.

Here is a trailer I made for the iMovie demonstration.

4th Grade Research Project Ideas:

iMovie at Monaview 5th Grade Research with Discovery Education: Rahn’s Researchers

Assignments in Science Tech book    Arrays  Life is a Quilt Poem    Geometry Menu

Elementary Schools Understand Technology Integration

As I worked with 2 elementary schools this week, I wanted to shout from the rooftops about the fantastic teaching I saw.  These elementary teachers and administrators understand the need for movement, sharing ideas, and engagement in the classroom.  I wish that other educators could observe the learning that takes place in these classes.  I wish that colleges and universities could see the skill level of our students and the lessons that teachers are designing that fosters creative thinking and problem solving.

I liked to share some of the most amazing lessons that I witnessed this week at Welcome Elementary School and Monaview Elementary School.  I saw a K4 teacher using Evernote to keep a digital portfolio about each of her students. Students used iPads and laptops to read books using Raz-kids and the HMH App.

Teachers designed lessons in Explain Everything and posted the lessons on their blogs.  They were using Discovery Education TechBook to create assignments for students and posting the links to the assignments on their blogs.

Here is a sample video showing the students in Mrs. Rahn’s class compiling research about Grasslands for their Digital Storytelling Project they will create in MovieMaker.

First graders were using to type their spelling words and rhyming words in a Word Cloud. 4th graders were using the website: to create comic strips to show cause and effect as they studied Native Americans.  Then they inserted the comic strips into Word and wrote about the causes and effects of killing buffalo.

Teachers designed screencasting videos in Explain Everything to post on their blog and share via Edmodo.  They captured the heart of learning.  Here is a sample of a few of the digital lessons.  Keep it up teachers!