Whether you are flipping your classroom, differentiating your curriculum, providing on-you-own-time training or having students digitise their oral presentations, creating narrated presentations are a very important skill in education now. This workshop I will demonstrate some tools that work on many devices including Chromebooks. Many educators have found that YouTube is a great place to get information, which it is. But there is a lot of benefits you can provide to your classroom if you learn to upload. Once you take that leap you will find that YouTube is much more than just a repository of video’s, but allows you to edit videos, create slideshows, record directly from the webcam and even insert questions or links on to video’s. This workshop will showcase some of those advanced features of YouTube that many may not even know exists.
Creating a cloud-based Culture: Exploring the Chrome App Store
It would seem that a device that is web-only would seem limiting. The truth is that there are many things you can do from graphic editing, movie editing, to typing and more. In this workshop I will start off by showcasing and exploring the Chrome Webstore. This is a precursor to creating a cloud-based culture within your school.
ePortfolio: PATH ~ Personal Achievement Transformational Highway
This is a set of Google Templates for ePortfolios and Student Learning plans as well as a Google template for teacher curriculum maps. The idea of PATH was a way to bring all these elements together into one cohesive plan that can be implemented easily.
GAFE Classroom workflow with gClassFolders: Just getting started
One of the highlights of the common core is a focus on digital collaboration. Google Apps is an ideal tool for this collaboration but it changes the dynamics of the classroom. This session I will speak about classroom workflow when using GAFE and introduce the gClassFolders I designed for easily creating student folders.
This course is designed as an icebreaker for those who are comfortable using Google Apps and would like to take it a step further. More schools are being encouraged to teach coding to students and Google Apps offers a very simple easy to access scripting tool that is built into their product. These scripts can be used to enhance workflow, or automate repetitive tasks.
Flippin Tools Currently registering for April 2014 (Online, using Google Hangouts and Google Plus) 1 credits | $350
The idea of flipping your classroom is to give the teacher more in-class work time with their students by digitizing the learning material so students can view on their own. This is a course that will expose you to the concept of flipping your classroom, connect you with other flippers, and let you learn the tools and methods so that you can flip your own class. By the end of the course you will have built a flipped unit for your own class.