Think Different #17
Resources for the Week of February 20, 2017
Ignite discussion: Use video the way your students use video
Flipgrid One, a free, single-grid version of Flipgrid that allows any teacher to engage her or his class in the Flipgrid experience and empower student voice. Flipgrid One teachers can have as many topics and student responses in their grid as they like. All the affordances necessary to safely and fully engage students are thoughtfully integrated within Flipgrid One: password-protection, moderation, transcripts, free iOS and Android apps, and more.
Students record and post their videos on Flipgrid using any browser, iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Not surprisingly, the company’s mobile app downloads also reached a new threshold in 2017: the Flipgrid iOS and Android apps were downloaded more than 125,000 times since January 1.
“Our mission is empowering students to share their perspectives, experiences, and positions in classroom discussions whenever and wherever they want,” said Jim Leslie, co-founder of Flipgrid. “We accomplish this mission every 19 seconds of every day when a student records a video and shares their voice on Flipgrid.”
Flipgrid One is free for all teachers and students. To learn more about Flipgrid, please visit http://www.flipgrid.com.
Flipgrid blog: https://blog.flipgrid.com
Flipgrid iPad/iPhone app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipgrid./id756972930?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Searching for Images!
The search engine is a part of the Creative Commons website. The thing that excited me is that the search engine also generates the correct image attribution information. Now that is definitely a reason to use.
Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers created this video to show you how it works.
Immersive Virtual Reality Experiences
From experiencing life through the eyes of a refugee, to climbing the spire of the World Trade Center with a professional mountaineer, or setting foot on the alien world of Pluto, the app brings users to places they couldn’t normally go.
For the most immersive NYT VR experience, users can watch the VR films with Google Cardboard.
You can also view the VR stories on smartphones without Google Cardboard.
- Google Cardboard: $15
- Google DayDream View $49.00
- Amazon $9.00
The Times posts new virtual reality films every month or so.
Internet Radio for Educators
Education Talk Radio is a professional development online broadcast for educators, preK–20.
The show has aired over 3,000 programs with an average of more than 1,700 listeners each day. There is a weekly schedule for this daily Internet radio for education.
The segments include news of products, webinars, events, and services in education. Every show is archived on the site immediately after broadcast. The archive goes back to July 2016; shows from the current month are at the top of the list.
Educators can also follow Education Talk Radio on Twitter @edutalkradio.