Friday, October 18, 2013

Use Doceri to avoid getting behind when you miss a class period!

This week, I had to miss Period 3B because of a Cross Country Meet. I was able to use Doceri to prevent one of my classes from getting behind. In order to do this, you'll need the Doceri App on your iPad and on your computer. Click here for tutorial videos showing how to use Doceri.

Here are the steps to record your computer screen and audio during class:

  • Open Doceri on your computer.
  • Open Doceri on your iPad and sync it with your computer.
  • Hit Start Recording in the top left to begin. This will record a live image of what's on your computer screen, any annotations you make with the Doceri pen tool, and audio from your internal iPad microphone. In my example below, I showed a PowerPoint, annotated it with the Doceri pen tool, and showed a YouTube video in Safari.
  • Hit Stop Recording and drag the file to the YouTube icon to upload the video.
  • Copy and paste the YouTube link to myMitty and it's ready for your students to watch.
On Wednesday, I emailed my Period 3B students and instructed them to bring headphones to class on Thursday. On Thursday morning, I recorded the fifteen minute lecture portion of Period 1 using the method above. I posted the link during lunch and left campus for my meet. During Period 3B, the students watched the video on their iPads and answered questions in myMitty.

Here's the recording:



If you would like to learn more about this or practice with me in the Parker Hall library, ask anytime!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Haiku Deck- A simple way to create presentations.

 If you feel that your classroom presentations are getting a bit stale- try Haiku Deck. This app allows you to create striking presentations- quickly and easily; no fuss, no frills.
The best part about it?- the app will search and find images for you!

 Check out this review from pcworld.com.



You can download the free app from iTunes app store.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Snappy Words

Richard Byrne, an EdTech blog contributer, recommends Snappy Words (free app). It's a combination visual dictionary/thesaurus. Just type the word and it will create a "web" of related words, phrases and definitions.



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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

FlashCardLet


Using FlashCardLet and Quizlet.com
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FlashCardLet can be used in every discipline and is a great way to help students study and master information. Students can create their own flashcards to study from or search through thousands of pre-made cards. The flashcards are easy to create and share. You can create class sets using Quizlet.com and have students search the creator of the deck or the title of the deck and then all students in the class will have access to the same set of cards.

Video 1 provides basic information about creating flashcard decks and adding them to your library using the FlashCardLet app.

Video 2 briefly introduces all the other features offered on Quizlet.com.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Welcome Socrative 2.0!


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Socrative is unveiling a new version today with some new features as as satiability and speed improvements. If you have taken Socrative out of rotation because it was flakey or slow, you might want to give it another try.