Every year we leave inspired, learn about new resources, and find new people to add to our Personal Learning Networks (PLNs). This year was no exception.
Here are a few of the notes and resources from some sessions. Also, please visit my Resources page for more.
Josh Stumpenhorst (@stumpteacher)/A Few of My Favorite Things
Josh stated that the only way to be better as an educator is to BE CONNECTED online. I couldn't agree more!
- uJam - Make your own music
- Feedly - Read and share content from your favorite sites
- Evernote Hello
- Storybird - Make, read, and share visual stories
- Pixlr - Photo editor
- Screencastomatic - Very easy to use. See some of the tutorials that I created.
- Todaysmeet - A backchannel that can be used in the classroom or workshops
- Crazytalk - A facial animation tool
Tony Vincent (@tonyvincent)/Show What You Know with Web and Mobile Apps
- Visual.ly - Make an infographic
- Haiku Deck - Create beautiful presentations
- iPiccy - Photo editor
- ZooBurst - Digital storytelling tool that makes 3D books
- Zeen - Make your own magazine
- Padlet - Build a wall. Great for brainstorming or sharing your learning.
- croak.it - Voice recorder. Share voice clips and post to Padlet.
- Pixton - Make comics
John Bergmann (@jonbergmann)/Keys to Effective Flipped Videos
Flipped learning occurs when you move learning from the classroom to a private space.
Ask yourself - What is the best use of your face to face class time?
Use the 80/20 rule: 80% of class time should be student centered, 20% direct instruction
Blog post: making quality flipped class videos http://bit.ly/143RpLT
13 Laws of the Flipped Classroom:
Keep the video short -1 to 1.5 min per grade level
Animate your voice
Work with a partner to create videos
Audio Matters/Record in a quiet room
Don't waste your students time
Add video clips
Picture in picture
Add interactive buttons
Use Captioning-can use Google to translate
If you have other notes and/or resources, please share by commenting to this blog post. Thanks!