This course was lots of work…very valuable work. I earned my master’s in instructional design in the infancy of online education. Since I earned my degree, the entire EdTech program at San Diego State has gone online. (Also, the program was rebranded as
Learning Design and Technology to more accurately portray its focus.)
I appreciated the tasks of creating instructional videos, though the time constraints seemed overly restrictive at times. It gave me an appreciation for those that create high volumes of online instruction. I plan to incorporate more instructional videos in my teaching. While they take some time to produce, they eliminate questions and allow the students to be more productive.
Taking this free online course through Adobe Education Exchange.
Cool Nuggets Worth Exploirting
I just submitted my application for the Google Innovation Academy this August in Washington D.C. It’s crazy trying to pull everything together just as the school year is ending, but…I got everything done. It was a big investment of time…but worth it. Even though the odds of getting accepted are small, I’d love the opportunity.
Here’s my Project Vision Video and my old application video (didn’t make it) for the Google Certified Teacher Academy a number of years ago.
Better Math Labs with Desmos: Leveraging Technology through Collaboration
Polygraph…can be used with lots of activities.
Create polygraph w/ postits first…
Use Google slides to create images…
The Web 2.0 You Might Not Know About
lesliefisher.com – find press here
Find: tools you can use tomorrow
Civilization Education – glasslabgames.org (Summer 2017)
SimCity.edu – battling pollution available
Flippity Badge Tracker – check out flippity
Plickers – image of cards for grading…
EdPuzzle – assessment layer to videos…supports Google Classroom…iOS and android apps
ClassHub – student management system ******** manage student devices (check out ‘Clever’ …single logins) $8/student/year
Seesaw… web.seesaw.me …get content off student devices…portfolios
Google Voice Typing
deliver.com … qr codes you can change target
goo.gl – good for static
Google Tone – chrome plugin…push web pages to devices
chirp.io – send URL to devices
Google Cast for Education – pushes screen the Chrome browser
Smarty pins …check out
versal – put a lesson online
Wufoo – create forms…easier than Google forms…drag, customize
Classcraft – rewards in game…like Warcraft…very collaborative
Chore wars – chorewars.com
Permission Click – online permission forms…hierarchy permissions
Mystery Skype – interact with classes around the world
The Art and Soul of Education
The Innovator’s Mindset
The smartest person in the room is the room
TED – Kate Simons: I’m Seventeen
Education will always be about relationships.
Mr bird stammer
Twitter in 60 sec…mitosis in 60 sec
Washington valedictory instagram compliments
Rube Goldberg kid
Pro social network, digital port, about.me page
Digital photography process of the final photo – bridge video
Rave benny hill
Social media is like water. You can either let us drown or teach us to swim.
Make the positives so loud that the negatives are almost impossible to hear.
Creative Commons search
It’s not the tools, it’s the inspiration.
Simple tools are important…tools shouldn’t get in the way.
http://tinyurl.com/NV-video-sets – sample videos
Audio speakpipe.com – link or download…no account needed…doesn’t seem to work on iPad
Sound trap (like GarageBand)…really cool
Freesound – sound effects community…CC
Creative Commons Search – Flickr, Wikimedia Commons – beta Photos for Class –
http://photosforclass.com/ – creates image w/ citation Adobe Spark – wow!…awesome tool
Wevideo-best online editor
EDpuzzle – ad questions quizzes to videos
Always do a script
Have an audience
Option of doing a poster
Other rules…no death
Turn in as links
Never do an image search in front of kids
Done is better than perfect
Building Better Math Activities
Are You Ready to #GoOpen?
Using openly licensed resources
OER not identical to GoOpen
Materials are not keeping pace…
Educators already find current resources…
Use, reuse, modification, and sharing
Free+Reuse rights – retain, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute…
OER – Free digital learning resource (copyrighted) – proprietary
OER Commons (GoOpen platform) – Amazon – Microsoft – Follett – Edmodo
Google Story Builder