Bytes by Bethany
"In order to blaze a trail, you must first step off the path."
Prize to first person who can help me give full credit to the person who said this.
Join me in the LMC on September 3rd at 7:30 am for Time to Talk Tech.
Screencast-O-Matic is a web 2.0 tool.
This simple and free tool allows you to create a video recording of your screen to upload and share on a teacher web page, wiki. blog, etc.. This is an easy way to create a tutorial from your own computer screen. You can also record your presentation or class lecture. When you visit sites that have tutorials on how to use their software, you are looking at a screen cast. Audio is not necessary for the screen casts but may be beneficial, depending upon the tutorial. There is a built in Microphone on our laptop. Let me know if you need help enabling it.
Click here for a Playlist of How to's to help you get started. Remember you can upload your Screen casts to your Google Drive with has Unlimited Space.
Current Events with Students
What is Student news?
" CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year."
Please preview each program before showing students, as you are the best judge of the appropriateness of its news content for your specific class.
PL Resources Symbaloo
Charlotte-Mecklenbburg Schools have created this Symbaloo of resources for Personalized Learning. Each Symbol will take you to a resource. Take 20 minutes and explore and learn. There are so many resources here.
On a side note, Symbaloo is similar to Portaportal, but with more a visual presence. It is a free tool and you can access it from any computer.
You can find the extension in the Chrome store or click here to add it to Chrome.