Zaption - Add Questions to Videos
Bob Wood, Oakridge High School social studies teacher shows how to use Zaption, a freemium tool for adding questions, images, or text to YouTube/Vimeo videos. Bob will show you how he uses Zaption to help students focus on a song's lyrics and what the musician is trying to say.
MeL Resources for Secondary Content
Joan Vincent, Media Specialist for Reeths-Puffer MS/HS, helps you explore MeL resources for secondary teachers and students - primary sources, e-books, interactives, argumentative text resources and more. Learn how built-in features make it easy to cite your sources. Folder of resources (.pdf) Link to presentation (embedded below.) Christine Schneider, MeL Education Specialist, participated in the Hangout and wanted remind viewers that she is available to provide training at no cost. Contact Christine at CSchneider.email@example.com
Learn with Heather Hall, Mona Shores High School Psychology teacher as she shares an assortment of online assessment strategies and tools. This fast-paced presentation will provide an overview of the best, easiest-to-use, and most engaging tools for formative assessment. You’ll find a favorite you can use the next day - Heather Hall, Mona Shores Public Schools. Link to Heather's slide presentation displayed below.
Blending the Math Classroom
Mike Dodge, a Reeths-Puffer HS teacher, shares how he teaches in a blended math classroom using technology each day. He use Schoology, however, resources he shared could be used in Google Classroom or other platforms. Click here to view the Google Presentation. Resources mentioned in his presentation include: Desmos - teacher, Quizlet, Emaths, IXL, and the Math Assessment Project
Google's Secret Projects
Explore lesser known Google or Chrome projects which are frequently are overlooked or under promoted. These include Geoguessr – a geography game using Google Maps and Street View Treks. See how Google News makes social studies and world language come alive with historical and international newspapers. Finish with a look at Chrome Experiments such as the successful Zygote body site. For a copy of this presentation, go to Click http://bit.ly/migoogleprojects and select “Make a copy." Note: Andy Mann is filling in as guest presenter for Mindy Lynch who needed to reschedule because of a last minute conflict.
Lessons Come Alive with Screencastify
Jeff Grossenbacher, Technology Director for Fruitport Community Schools, shared how teachers are using Screencastify with students. He also provided a short tutorial on how to set started using Screencastify. His presentation is below (26 min.)
Bob Wood, Oakridge High School social studies teacher shared how he is using Blendspace both as a teacher and for student projects. In his 30 minute presentation, Bob showed some great examples. He shared how he can insert videos, images, .pdfs and websites to build a lesson. You can email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to check out his blog for examples of student projects and assignments www.thebuddhasaidiamawake.com
Using Twitter for Student Engagement
Bob Peterson, HS math teacher at Mona Shores shared how over the last year he has been experimenting with using Twitter to engage his students in learning. He shared some great ideas including the use of lists and hash tags. He shared how he works with hashtags for quick formative assessment and strategies for using Twitter when students don't have a mobile device. He also talked about the value of using TweetDeck, a free tool from Twitter for managing multiple Twitter feeds on a single screen. Click here to watch an archive of his 25 minute presentation. Click here for a copy of his presentation displayed below.
Finding the Right Tools - CITW
Steve Denniston, the Instructional Technology and Curriculum Support person from Ravenna Public Schools presented on April 29th on the importance of finding the right tools to support learning with technology. Steve highlighted the principles from Robert Marzano work with Classroom Instruction that Works (CITW.) Click here view Steve's 30 minute presentation. Click here for a copy of the presentation below.
Google Forms for Student Assessment
On April 22, 2015 Colleen Robison, a Middle School Teacher from Fruitport Community Schools presented on how she uses Google Forms for Student Assessment in the second of the Wednesday Webinar series. A link to her Google Presentation can be found here: An archive of her 30 minute presentation can be viewed here. During her presentation Colleen mentioned Flubaroo. More information and tutorials on how to use Flubaroo can be found at http://flubaroo.com
Email questions to Colleen at: email@example.com or connect with her using Twitter: @colleen_robison
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