Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Making you own stop motion video



This morning I saw this post from Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) suggesting a chrome extension I had forgotten about- Stop Motion Animator.   It is easy to use (you can record the video and audio separately).  I’m sitting at a borrowed desk this morning so you can see the Yankee mug wander across the screen.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Screencastify and DEN Ambassadors!




I watched Eric Curts’ great presentation on Screencastify this morning.  Anxious to try out this chrome extension (as well as some of the topic in his session), I decided to record over a slide presentation (and create a commercial for the Fall DEN Ambassador session).  Screencastify allows you to easily add audio to your slides (and I got over seeing myself on a webcam and added myself to the video).  The free version of Screencastify (which does work on a student account- if the camera is disabled there will not be the WebCam option) saves to your Google Drive and has an easy upload to YouTube.

Ideas for Google Forms as Quizzes



If you are on the fence about using Google Forms (and the great quiz feature)- take a look at this blog post from Alice Keeler.  You will step you through the process to make the best use of your teaching time (and the kids’ learning!).

Monday, June 19, 2017

18 Video Tools





Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) recently posted his collection of video tools in the classroom.  He outlines the various types of video projects and then reviews the related tools.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The view at the shore


Beach Chair Scientist will keep you updated on all things marine.  You can follow their blog post or search for information on the site.  Their current post shares monthly ocean events. This site is geared to grades 5 and up.


For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.