5 Myths About Video Learning

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Explore some of the myths surrounding the use of video learning in school and the truth behind the benefits of educational videos. Myth #1: Video is passive learning. Myth #2: Video is time-consuming. Myth #3: Video require steep learning curves.

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Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

The overreaching goal for each session was to support instructional strategies aligned to rigor & relevance and the 6 C's with a focus on the purposeful use of technology. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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Video Project Ideas, Resources, and Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students of all ages enjoy producing their own videos. This year make a goal of motivating students to share their knowledge through a video project. In my books find lesson plans, handouts and rubrics for creating video projects. Video Projects from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

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12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (published in September), students are sent on a mission to instruct others by creating their own video tutorials. No need for you to create the videos.

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14 ways to create great classroom video with Screencastify

Ditch That Textbook

Not too long ago, video creation required bulky, awkward video cameras with big, plastic VCR tapes. And video editing … well, that just wasn’t readily available to the average person.

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6 Awesome (and free) Video-editing apps.

EdTech4Beginners

Science week is coming up at my school and the students have to make a video of an investigation / experiment. Magisto is such an amazing app; it intuitively knows what to do with your videos and photos. This app makes video-editing a breeze. This video-editor is made by GoPro.

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Express Learning with Animated Character Videos!

Teacher Reboot Camp

A fun way and safe way for students to share their knowledge is through animated character videos. The web tools below will get your students started with creating these videos. Toontastic is an Android and iOS app for creating videos with fun 3D characters designed by your students.

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6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective.

The Classroom Video Manifesto: Resources, ideas and more

Ditch That Textbook

Every day, millions of hours of YouTube videos are watched by its 1 billion users. Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. It’s no surprise that video engages students in our classrooms.

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Inspiring Edtech Quotes

EdTech4Beginners

I recently compiled a list of quotes about educational technology that have really inspired me. I used the website Canva to make the graphic ( click here for my video tutorial on how to use it). Have you got any favourite quotes about edtech?

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How video games can help students in class, at home

Ditch That Textbook

We play video games on our phones, our tablets, our computers, or TVs … almost everywhere. Teaching cognitive science edtech educational technology gamification video gamesGames are a daily part of our existence for most of us.

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Student Project: Problem Solution Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

I add a digital component to each writing, because our students need to learn how to read, write, and conduct research with technology. These are critical skills needed for learners surrounded by technology, which is the focus of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Edtech Missions.

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4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

The infusion of technology into our culture is the greatest change that our educational system has ever experienced. Not long ago, many schools required teachers to include the use of technology in their daily lesson plans. Tips for discovering the best edtech tools for your classroom.

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5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before I get into how edtech enhances social studies lessons, let’s ask a foundational question: What the heck is Social Studies ? Here are five ways edtech can kick up your social studies program: Simulations and games.

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Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Videos are the modern essay. Of all the things I teach, helping kids tell digital stories through video is probably one of the most important. Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks.

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Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks

The CoolCatTeacher

Videos are the modern essay. Of all the things I teach, helping kids tell digital stories through video is probably one of the most important. Today’s guest is a perfect guide for those of us who want to make videos with students. Classroom Videos: How-to Tips and Tricks.

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An effective video creation platform for teachers and students

EdTech4Beginners

Binumi is a great tool for everyone to create videos on any device, anywhere and at anytime. Users get everything they need to create amazing videos: royalty-free footage, editing tools and publishing ability. After creating an account online, video creation is at your fingertips.

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Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. From video tools, creation tools, to app creation, you’ll hear lots of ideas. On a daily basis, Richard’s blog Free Technology for Teachers reaches more than 100,000 educators.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. ICT – Information Communications Technology.

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Classroom video calls. You can do this. Here’s how

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech edtech educational technology facetime global connections google hangouts skype video callsChristian talked about how the flood waters were up to his waist in his house. His classmate described how his dogs cowered under the bed during the hurricane. An articulate fifth grader with tight braids laid out her family’s plan to stock up on food in case of the worst. We got to visit with these […].

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Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students. Vicki: Let’s talk about making videos with kids! Joe, where do we start, making videos with kids? What would be an example of a video you’ve seen in math or in history? Give us an example of a video in an unlikely subject.

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Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Education technology must enhance learning. Today’s guest, Bethany Petty gives us pointers and shares a common pitfall of those implementing new technology in the classroom. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning.

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The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. To teach when surrounded by technological innovation, it is more necessary than ever to understand what life is doing in order to enhance it to survive among machines and even compete with machines. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

Neo LMS

What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset? Educators need to be consistent with the messages they send and incorporate a growth mindset in what they do, including technology — or especially in the way they use technology to teach. Technology loves the growth mindset.

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How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask

Digital Promise

When it comes to education technology (edtech), school leaders and developers alike want to provide the best tools—ones that truly make a difference. The body of research on how people learn is full of tips that edtech developers can use to make learning more effective.

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

To answer this question, schools need to take into account the various challenges that parents face, including busy schedules, struggles to keep up with new technology, or even speaking a different language than the main language of instruction. Find edtech that includes parent accounts.

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Students Learning with Video Projects #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

In today’s #EdtechMissions chat we shared ideas for learning with video projects. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , students learn these skills by completing missions to produce a newscast and create a video tutorial.

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Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

15 YouTube videos all educators must see

Ditch That Textbook

It has videos that always seem to resonate, entertain, educate or inspire. I constantly find encouragement in videos that others share. And in a world where well produced, stunning videos can be created by virtually anyone, it’s easier to find than ever. Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology humor inspiration skype youtubeWhenever I work with teachers, I always have a YouTube playlist handy.

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How to use Padlet as a collaborative edtech tool

EdTech4Beginners

Have a look at my video walk-through: Have a go! Let me know what you think Tagged: collaborative technology , edtech , education , padlet , teaching ideas , teaching with technology , tutorial.

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Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the second of a two-part series discussing relationship building in the edtech purchasing process. In our first blog post , we addressed how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. As an edtech vendor, you should do the same.

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. SEL Observation #2: Using Cross-Age Mentoring with Technology. Even technology – computers in the classroom – can.

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The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?”

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Viral classroom: 10 ways to harness viral video power in class

Ditch That Textbook

Or maybe you’ve watched Peyton Manning talk about giving a girl a second-hand handbag in one of the NFL Bad Lip Reading videos. Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology student engagement video youtube

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5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

5 Edtech tools to try out this year. When I look to use technology in my classroom, I always start with the purpose behind it. Flipgrid is a great option to have students share ideas, record videos, and connect with classrooms and experts from around the world.

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