Friday, June 9, 2017

Six Types of Classroom Video Projects - And 18 Video Creation Tools

The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with an audience. For teachers who have never facilitated video creation projects in their classrooms, choosing the right style of video and the right tools can be a bit confusing at first. To help bring clarity to the styles and tools, I have a rather simple outline that I use in my video creation workshops. That outline with suggested tools for creating videos in each style is included in the PDF embedded below. You can download the PDF here.

(The PDF is hosted on If your school blocks Box, you won't be able to see the embedded file).

Practical Ed Tech Live - Episode #8

Yesterday was a sunny day in Maine so I went outside to broadcast Practical Ed Tech Live. The background noise was a little louder than I expected so this morning I spent some time cleaning up the audio. The recording of the broadcast is now available to view on my YouTube channel or as embedded below.

Here are the questions that I answered in the video:

  • Can you do a comparison of Google Keep and Diigo?
  • I’m in search of a website for creation of shape poetry and word clouds. Do you have any suggestions?
  • Can you download entire folders from Google Drive?
  • What is the software that you use for your instructional videos in YouTube?
  • I’m going to be a tech coach next year. I’ve been following you for years and that’s where I get a lot of ideas to share. How do you keep up and keep track of what’s new? How do you decide what’s worth sharing with other teachers?

How to Forward Your G Suite Email to a Personal Gmail Account

Now that the summer break is here for those in the northern hemisphere, hopefully you will have a bit less email in your school account. But if you want to keep up with the few emails that you do get during the summer, you can do so without having to log into your school G Suite account. In the following video I demonstrate how to forward your G Suite email to a personal Gmail account.

One thing to bear in mind is that if you reply from the personal Gmail inbox to which you forwarded your email, the recipient will see the email coming from that address rather than your G Suite address.