Since we subscribe to 3 video streaming sites, I have been making a conscious effort to try and include them in any lesson that I have been modelling in the classroom.
Here are two lessons and how I did it:
Grade 6 Science
You can find the complete, with videos attached, lessons that are PWSD password protected here.
How do I go about creating these:
1) Program of Studies - what is the outcome(s), skills or process that I want to focus on for this lesson.
2) SmartExchange - start here looking for Notebook files to build on. I look for files that have the interactive flash objects, those items that get the students up to the SMARTboard doing. Save to my computer.
3) Preview videos from Learn360, Access Learning and Discovery Education - here I am just looking for videos that would fit, once I have found the video I save the portion that I need to my computer. Make sure to check out the teacher resources as they may have other activities to go along with the video.
4) Interactives - depending on the curriculum area there are tons of interactives that might go along with a lesson. I usually start with my delicious bookmarks and then a google search.
5) Putting it altogether - couple of things that I like to do
Insert (paperclip) a copy of the video into the notebook file
Use a graphic to link the video that you have attached
Add a title page with subject, outcomes and grade level (makes it easier to share)
This year I also had some fabulous opportunities to travel, attend PD and put on various sessions. Some of the highlights: Sir Ken Robinson, Alberta Education Community of Practice, ATLE, Mighty Peace Teachers Convention, Peace 10 District Day, Digital Citizenship Symposium and many more.
How are you going to finish off the year? Below are some of the activities that I have used or that are on my hit list to keep students engaged and motivated as the temperature starts to rise and the countdown begins.
Review Game - Using either PowerPoint or Notebook, choose from any number of game templates to create an interactive review game. Jeopardy, Hollywood Squares, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire or Koosh Throw. Or set your students loose to create their own.
This was an awesome workshop! We went through so many different google tools and their possible applications in the classroom that it was mind blowing. You can find the entire workshop and resources here as well as my Google bookmarks.
Here are the top 5 that I want to share:
1) Google Advanced Search - you will never look at searching the same way again. The tiny button at the end of the google search window "Advanced Search" gives you all of these options!
I love and will frequently use
Unwanted words - want the Taj Mahal but not in Vegas?
File Type - only want PowerPoint, only get them!
Usage rights - make sure you can get images or files you can legally use
2) Google Squared - a great way to organize information. You can add and delelte information from your square as well as export it to a spreadsheet to work on yourself.
3) Adding and annotating a Drawing - I always thought adding arrows and text to a image in a Google Presentation or Document was a pain. This makes it super simple.
Insert -- Drawing
Add Image -- by URL, so it must be somewhere online
Add Text, arrows etc and then save and close to insert into your Google Doc
4) Language - again right at the end of the google search box is language tools. An excellent way to translate anything!