Technology Tips & Strategies
Tori Goldrick, 6-7 Grade Science Teacher, East Iredell Middle
What excites you about integrating technology in your classroom?
I have always tried to find new ways to help teach concepts and to engage my students. Technology has provided me with an unlimited number of possibilities. From review games, to videos, to web quests, to Gizmos. I am able to accommodate all different learning styles and ability levels so that all of my students can be excited about their success. I love hearing when my students come in and ask me, “What do we get to do today?”, instead of saying, “What do we have to do today?” That one little word makes a huge difference.
Read Tori's complete statement about what excites her about integrating technology in her classroom.
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Keynote is so much more than a presentation tool
Available on both MacBook and iPad
Use with students K-12
Easily create memorable and stunning presentations
Over 30 professional looking themes built in
Add photos, galleries, math equations, charts, and over 700 shapes
On an iPad - record and edit audio or video clip right within the presentation
Use it as a multipage whiteboard space for students
On an iPad - a new drawing tool allows you to create diagrams or illustrations
Make templates for students with content placeholders
Can import your PowerPoint slides into Keynote and edit them
Can save as PDF, PPT, movie, etc
Keynote is also one of the learning badges in the Apple Teacher Program.
- Coaching Cycles in the elementary schools are in full swing with the Apple specialist visiting UGE and CHE in November. Ask your admin when they will be coming to your school if you are interested in partnering with them.
- If you are on the list to participate in the Apple Vanguard sessions, don’t forget the first dates are Dec 13 & 14 at Unity.
- Elementary Teachers - if you aren’t using Apple Classroom to help monitor your student iPads, invite your DTL Coach to come show you and your teammates how it works! It is a GAME CHANGER!
Canvas Tip of the Week
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Growing with Canvas
- Learning product video
- Response video
- Reflection video
- Tutorial video
Screencastify (A Dynamic Tool for Student-Created Videos)
Screencastify is a chrome extension that allows students to create any of the above types of student-created videos.
Students can . . .
- Capture a screen recording
- Upload to Google Drive to share with other students
Tools for Teaching with Videos
Here are 11 Tools for Teaching with Video. We encourage you to spend some time explore these tools and finding the "one" that serves your need.
How does using videos in the classroom align to the Digital Learning Competencies?
Here are two ways that using videos in the class help provide application of the Digital Learning Competencies.
- Using videos in the classroom promotes Digital Citizenship. Student-created videos and teacher-led videos help students and teachers understand and apply copyright and fair use guidelines, along with modeling digital responsibility and appropriate interaction with content.
- Using videos in the classroom align to Digital Content and Instruction. Students have to evaluate the appropriate tool to create videos in order to communicate ideas: learning product, responses, reflection, or tutorial videos. Student-created videos and teacher-led videos help students analyze issues and provides a means to create an authentic learning experience with an authentic audience.