Posts Tagged "video"

The Best Tools for Video in the Classroom

Posted on Oct 16, 2017 in Connect2Tech | 0 comments

The Best Tools for Video in the Classroom

Video has become the single most powerful tool for educators in the classroom in my opinion. Gone are the days when students would tell their parents, “All we do is watch videos,” and soon the parent was reporting the teacher to the administration. Now students are creating videos themselves and teachers are using them in ways they never dreamed of. I began my career in video. Video edit bays rented for $3-4,000 a day back then and everyone was editing on (gasp!) tape. There are still teachers who are mourning the loss of their VHS machines in the classroom as their dozens of...

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Collaborative Google Videos? Say what?

Posted on Oct 8, 2017 in Connect2Tech | 0 comments

Collaborative Google Videos? Say what?

I will say it again. Collaborative Google Slide activities are my favorite go-to lesson and sub-plan. Lately I have been doing at least one collaborate Google activity a week. What I love is the ease of grading and presenting. One slide deck, one document, one anything. Then this week the light bulb went off in my head and I realized I could do this with my student videos. What you say? How? Of course this light bulb went off AFTER my yearly observation so I did not get the chance to wow my principal. Heavy sigh. Next time. Our school use Blackboard as a student learning management system....

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