ICT in Education Conference 2013 and CESImeet
Head over to the LIT website to register for these excellent events taking place this Friday & Saturday, 10th & 11th May. The Friday night CESImeet will be as invigorating and interesting as ever (I promise!) and the Saturday conference is sure to maintain the high standards it has set for itself over the last few years. The theme this year is “Student Voices” and the keynote speakers and presenters will provide an entertaining and thought provoking day for all!
Well what else would you be doing this weekend?
Video Of The Week #7 - Learning STEM Skills by Designing Video Games
Here’s another excellent video from Edutopia. Designing games is something that children and teenagers have huge interest in, I know this from my own students over the past few years. The skills learned when designing and coding are beneficial to many areas of learning.
Three Pointer Tuesday: Subscribe to 3 of my Twitter Lists!
Lists are a great way to organise your followed streams on Twitter. I’ve posted about this before, so here’s a quick reminder about my three “Education” lists.
Video Of The Week #6 - The Difference Between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained
An interesting, quick explanation of a somewhat misunderstood region of the world!
Three Pointer Tuesday: Three Screencasting Tools to Create Video Tutorials
More and more teachers are creating video content to complement their lessons. With the idea of the “flipped classroom” taking the world of education by storm, these videos are becoming essential. If you’re looking for an easy way to create video tutorials then look no further than the following three tools. They are all very easy to use and allow you to produce videos that can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, any other video upload site or of course your blog or VLE.
An online offering, you can start recording video with just a few clicks. It allows for resizing of the recording window and gives you 5 minutes of recording time.
Very similar to Screenr, web based and downloadable, also allows you to record from your webcam simultaneously.
This is a program that you download and install, Windows only but completely free as it’s an Open Source tool.
I’m currently involved with the LSL project and this is a brief presentation I’ve put together to highlight how my students and I use ICT in our classroom. It makes more sense when I talk about each slide!
Video Of The Week #5 - How To Get Students Ready For Learning
Another excellent video from Edutopia.
Teachers at Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, use proven Responsive Classroom techniques… (more)