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Digital Teaching and Learning @PCHS │ January 29, 2018

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Clips - See it, Capture it, Describe it, Share it

It seems so easy, watching commercials where people create awesome videos in a flash. Perhaps you have friends who see to find great ways to share videos of special events or adventures. How do they do that? Clips is an Apple video creation tool designed to make video creation simple. When you see something, capture it in picture or video form, add some text or stickers to liven it up a bit, then share that video with a touch. That's it.


This week's Tool Time Workshop is on Clips. Stop by and see how easy it is to turn pictures and videos into a polished piece. Speak or type to add text to your video. Combine pictures and video clips. Add stickers and effects. Do all of this without a fancy dashboard of potentially confusing controls.


Tool Time Workshops are 15 minutes of testing out a new tool that meets a pedagogical need. They start 5 minutes after lunch starts and end before lunch is over allowing you time to get your lunch, stop by the Collaboration Room, have some hands-on time with a new tool, eat your lunch, and get back in time for your next class. You're welcome to bring a device, but there will also be some available. If you want more time with the tool, we'll figure that out together.

iMovie and Other Video Tools

Show Me What You Know!

https://youtu.be/tyouG6LkvqU

Which Digital Tools are You Using?

We've had a lot of freedom at Pine Creek regarding the tools we choose to use. We'd like to continue having you, the experts, continue to be the ones choosing the tools your students use. That's why we are asking you to partner with us.


Partner with us and help us ensure your tools for classes, teams, clubs and activities are approved and ready for to use when you need them. PLAN AHEAD. Visit Pine Creek's Resource List; it includes the resources submitted by you. Don't see the one you'd like to use? Visit the District database. Still don't see your resource? Fill out the Digital Tool Application and we'll get it submitted to District IT for approval. Once the tool is approved, we'll update our list and inform you. This process takes time, especially if a purchase needs to be made.


Please be patient with us and the District as we embark on this new process. The District database is continually being updated as is our own resource list. Our goal is to ensure you have the resources you need while protecting our students' privacy.


Have questions? Contact anyone of your Digital Resource Team members, Susan, Sasha or Steve.

What can your Digital Learning Coach do for you?

  • Share with you what tools we have available to you and your students
  • Show you how to use the tools we have
  • Push out course-specific apps to you and your students
  • Co-teach with you so that you can focus on the content and I can focus on the tool and any digital issues
  • Trouble-shoot issues, iPad and Desktop
  • Share our Vision and what it means as we travel down the road towards making that it real
  • Help you plan and reflect on lessons using digital tools
  • Provide Digital Citizenship tips and resources


I'm here to serve you!