This is a place where I can explore my ideas for various tools, plans, etc. I am using or considering using in the classroom. I will also periodically post discussions about ideas of other teachers that I know. While this blog was previously used as a reflection of my pedagogy as a high school English and Photography teacher, it now includes my experiences as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Pleasant Plains schools.
This week's episode shows teachers how to create a Google Slideshow for photos so they can have a photo slideshow on their website. Remember to check in with the office to make sure that all students in the photos have parent permission to be represented on your classroom website.
As promised last week, watch for a short episode about how to slow down or speed up a YouTube video as you watch it.
Again, if you need one-on-one assistance, just ask.
As a way to give quick lessons and advice about instructional technology, I will be doing short Tech Talk videos. Some of the videos will be talking points, but most will be step-by-step "how to" videos. The great thing about video lessons is that you can pause, rewind, slow down/speed up the YouTube video as you like (sounds like a 60 second or less lesson that I can post next week). As I always say, if you need one-on-one assistance after viewing a lesson, let me know.
Episode 01 is a follow-up to the creation of our classroom websites. Some teachers are ready to start adding photos to their sites. Next week I will add a lesson on creating a photo slideshow of students for the classroom sites.