Showing posts with label instructional technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label instructional technology. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How to Create Flipped Classroom Assignments & Videos With Knowmia

Knowmia is a website and an iPad app for creating, sharing, and viewing video lessons. Last month Knowmia introduced a new feature that they call an Assignment Wizard. The Knowmia Assignment Wizard allows teachers to design assignments that their students have to complete after watching a video. Students can check their own Knowmia accounts to see the assignments that their teachers have distributed.

Knowmia's new support blog outlines each step of the process of creating and distributing assignments through the Assignment Wizard. Click here for an introduction to using the Knowmia Assignment Wizard and click here for advanced instructions on using the Assignment Wizard.

Applications for Education
If you're thinking about trying some "flipped" lessons this year, take a look at Knowmia's Assignment Wizard and the Knowmia iPad app. The free iPad app allows you to make your own instructional videos to use in the Assignment Wizard. If you don't have time to create your own videos to use in your lessons the Assignment Wizard will let you import videos from YouTube.

And if you're not using the flipped model, Knowmia can be a good place to find educational videos that your students can use to review or get "on demand" help when they cannot connect with you.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Screen Leap - Share Your Screen With One Click

Last winter I wrote about a free screen sharing service called Screen Leap. Screen Leap allows you to share your screen with anyone without registering or installing any special software.

Today, through Tekzilla I learned that Screen Leap offers a Chrome extension that can make screen sharing even easier. The extension allows you to share your screen from your Gmail account. When you have the extension installed you can share your screen just by clicking "share screen" in the dialogue box that appears in the lower-right corner of your Gmail screen. Check it out in the video below.

Applications for Education
Sometimes it is easier to show someone how to use a program on his or her computer than it is to write directions in an email. If you're the go-to tech help person in your school, Screen Leap could prove to be a handy little tool for you. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine. As I look out my window and see some leaves changing color, it's almost hard to believe that autumn is just around the corner. I hope that everyone who started school again this week, as I did, had a great start to the year. I know that I'm looking forward to trying some new things and improving on past practices. This year I plan to try using QR codes in classroom. In fact, I plan to do it next week. What new thing(s) are you trying in your school this year?

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. Try Splicd to Share Just a Portion of a Video
2. Find Helpful Bibliography Templates in Google Docs
3. Activities for Introducing Google Tools to Teachers and Students
4. Digital Dialects - Games for Language Practice
5. ScreenChomp - Create & Share Tutorials on Your iPad
6. Some Fun and Handy Chemistry Resources
7. ConceptBoard - A Collaborative Whiteboard Space

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