“So many of those debates fail to even acknowledge or realize that we can educate ourselves, even in the digital era, to be more attentive,” he says. “What’s crucial is education.”
“But the best ways of using videos are not always obvious. Teachers want to know: Among all the millions of videos out there, how do you find the great ones? How do you evaluate the quality of a video? Who are the great content creators, and what are the best curation sites? Which kinds of videos work as fun supplements, and which are best for actual instruction? How do you get students engaged in discussion after watching videos? How do you blend videos into your curriculum?”
This is, without a doubt, one of the coolest apps I’ve ever seen. You can easily record videos for your class–and students can respond in text or video format to demonstrate understanding or ask questions. It’s very user-friendly.
Another way to use Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) in the classroom. This could be a good way to try out class blogging.
Practical advice for using Explain Everything with students.
Thank you to all who made Monday’s edcamp such a success! The GoogleDoc with everyone’s ideas is at the link above.
I used ScreenLeap (http://www.screenleap.com/) to easily share my screen when I was having trouble with the projector. When you click “Share Your Screen” ScreenLeap will generate a code for you, along with a unique URL. Anyone on another computer/iPad will be able to visit the URL and see what you’re doing on your screen. You can pause or stop sharing at any time.
ScreenLeap would be a great way to quickly show someone how to do something on the computer, even if you’re not in the same room/building/state.