Aug 272020
 

In these days of uncertainty in education, we all should be preparing blended learning resources for our students – whether we are lucky enough to be instructing students face-to-face, if we have some students who are learning from home, or if we all have to return to remote learning and instruction. See my post on Blended Learning Strategies, Instructional Video & Tools for Student Engagement for best practices and an overview of some great tools available. This post, however, focuses on some different workflows to easily (as possible) record your own instruction and embed your video into Canvas.

Unfortunately, there is not one ‘Best’ way to accomplish this, so I have outlined several approaches. Find one that will work best for you, and master it! Below are some slides that outline these strategies and workflows, but for some more depth, how-to videos and to see and compare what the recorded video looks like (not all methods and recording tools are equal!), please explore the pages in this public Canvas course that I have created:

Recording & Embedding Instructional Video in Canvas

 

Aug 132020
 

Apr 162020
 

We cover:

  • YouTube Facts and Figures
  • Account basics and privileges with different channel types
  • Logging in, creating and verifying a channel
  • Uploading video files from Zoom meetings or any recordings & Live Streaming
  • Approving videos for student viewing, adding videos to Canvas & Google Classroom and using Playlists to organize content

Training slides:

Jun 242018
 

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In this two-day course, we’ll get you up to speed on the incredible array of services and applications that Google provides to teachers and students for free. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, this workshop will open your eyes to the possibilities and realities of a paperless classroom, as well as having a place to showcase student work, collaborate with experts in the outside world, and managing your limited time in a more effective way.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Create a Google Site to provide information to students and parents, highlight classroom activities, and showcase exceptional student work.
  • Create a collaborative Google Slides presentation, and publish it to their Google Site.
  • Be able to effectively use Google Classroom for assigning and collecting student work digitally.
  • Create a lesson plan utilizing additional Chromebook apps where students will create a project, demonstrating strategic and/or extended thinking.

Day 1:

Day 2:

Sep 102013
 

A good friend of mine suggested that I take a look at the learning platform that TED-Ed (http://ed.ted.com/) has developed for teachers. It is a powerful platform that helps teachers (or administrators, or students – anyone, really) to take ANY video from TED or YouTube and easily turn it into a flipped lesson that learners can view and do anywhere, anytime they have access to a browser.

Take a look at the TED-Ed Overview video.

First, TED-Ed offers pre-made lessons on just about any subject for you to use with your classrooms. You can also browse by Series to see other thought-provoking lessons. You can use each lesson as-is, or you can flip them to customize the instructions, questions and resources to fit your lesson.

If you can’t find something there that you need, you can ‘Find & Flipany video on TED or from YouTube. Search for the video you need, preview it, and then Flip it!

You will now start to build a lesson based on this video:

  • Give it a title of your choice
  • Let’s Begin… – State the learning objective or intended outcomes, introduce the topic and video
  • Watch – Students watch the video
  • Think – Create up to 15 different multiple choice &/or open answer questions about the content. You can even set video time code hints to help your students out.
  • Dig Deeper – Point your students to other web content, provide notes, or link them back to your class Web site or any other online resource.
  • Discuss – allows for interactive discussion on the video

Once you are done, Finish the Flip and you’ll get a custom URL to your lesson. This will allow you and your students to track their progress and how they have done on each lesson.

This learning platform is incredibly easy to use and has some amazing potential. It would even be a great tool for students to build their own projects to peer-tutor other students on any topic.

And… If the video does not exist on TED or YouTube, you can always record your own to upload and use for a lesson!

Jan 042012
 

UPDATE!

Not more than an hour after the second presentation of the day, I participated in a Faculty Lounge presentation from UEN on apps for the iPad that will allow you to create those Khan Academy-style recordings and podcasts. With just one app, you have everything you need – even the tablet to write on! You might want to look at a stylus to make writing easier, but this solution is MUCH less trouble and expense (unless you don’t already have an iPad!).

Here are my two favorites from what I saw:

  • ScreenChomp from TechSmith (Free): Basic app that gives you a white board and a pen to sketch out your ideas. Bring in images from your camera roll and records your actions and voice. Recordings are saved to their site, but you can download the videos from there.
  • Explain Everything ($2.99): A more full-featured screencasting app that allows you more flexibility for your lessons like bringing in documents for annotation, multiple slides, and far more sharing and exporting options.

Presentation available here:


Links from the presentation: