Ed. Tech. Report
Volume 1 Issue 2
Change On The Horizon
One of the changes that has already come about deals with what was the Franklin Middle School YouTube Channel, FMS-TV. This channel has begun a transition to what I would like to see become the FASD YouTube Channel. I have a vision of each building contributing material on a regular basis to this channel as a means of reaching our community in the digital age. Sandycreek Elementary has begun contributing this week and the students have done a fantastic job! If nothing else, please subscribe to the channel so you can see what others in the district are contributing.
Here's to a FANTASTIC 2015!
Our Newest Program
Recording is being conducted on a classroom iPad through an app called Touchcast. Programs like this are just a start to what you can do with this app, which is basically a full recording studio in a simple little package. If you would like to discuss how this app might be used in your classroom, please contact me and I'd love to explore the possibilities with you!
Thank you Mrs. Palmer and WAY TO GO 6TH GRADE!
Cool resource that simplifies the process of preparing works cited and/or bibliography pages, as well as the creation of inline citations. This resource is available for both iPad and Android devices. Don't have either of these devices? No problem! An account can be created on the RefMe website and students may work on a standard computer.
If you're looking to bring video production into your classroom, here's a cool app. Running on both iOS and Android platforms, WeVideo features a simple drag-and-drop format that allows for the inclusion of video clips, photos, and music saved to a phone. Clip length is easily adjustable, music is easily inserted, titles and captions can be added and unique styles can be applied. All of this is done on the phone! Several sharing options are also available. Perfect app to utilize with students who are already carrying their smart devices around. . .
When reading newspapers and magazines, it is difficult to miss infographics used to communicate various types of information. Whether it is the opinions expressed in a polling question, a study of population statistics, or the results of a scientific study, the cool graphics these professional publications include are fun to read. These same types of infographics are now easily produced by students for various classroom purposes with Piktochart. Cool web tool with tons of possibilities in nearly any class. Check it out!