RSA Style Video
Posted on January 1st, 2013
This RSA style of making videos really perked my interest. I found it interesting that RSA is the acronym for the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. < link > It brought to mind the STEAM initiative I just found out about from one of the art teachers in my school < link >. I have a group of students who are working hard, but when it comes to a “test” they freeze. (This is not my PC class) Many have only had a year of HS mathematics either because they failed a year or did not take a math course during either their Ninth grade or Tenth grade year (or both). You probably are asking why not two years of math by the end of 10th grade? This is a good question, but I digress.
So I’m brainstorming ideas where these students can show me they have learned some math, but not have the word “test” attached to it. I’ve been heading towards having them complete work on a linear programming problem (graphical solutions only). I’m thinking that making one of these RSA type videos would be a wise use of time. Here is my trial. Sorry that my poor spelling skills are so evident. Skis….
I’ll let you know how this goes working with the students.
Posted on August 16th, 2012
Yesterday an Oxbow colleague and I spent a couple of hours driving to Concord NH to attend EdCampNH. This was our first edcamp. I did not know what to expect. A lot of sharing of ideas, apps for education and making connections. There were many fantastic people presenting. There was one guy @dancallahan who was one of those admirable people bubbling over with ideas about getting kids to produce using tech.
There were a couple of professors from PSU who did a gig presenting about paperless teaching with College level students. One of them shared an iPad app called iAnnotate It is a $10 app that lets you import different formats and then write on them, leave audio comments etc and then export the original along with your notes as a PDF. What a great idea for giving feedback on electronically submitted work from my online students! Getting a stylus and buy the app has set me back $23 but I think it will greatly improve what I do.
I’m making this post for my future self. Below are the notes I wrote down. Note to future self: Don’t forget about these ideas.
Session: Teaching online with online text.
Notability hand writing
Rivervalley CC instructor shared:
A form for online students to keep track of course website log in.
Login for Moodle http://moodle.vsc.edu
email account used
Login for MML http://mymathlab.com
Email account used
Login for Wikispaces http://biometrika-vol-13.wikispaces.com
Email account used
Web based video 5-7 min limit.
Use analytics to adjust what you’re offering students as learning vehicles.
LTI Learning tool interopability
Session: IPad ED
Dan Callahan Burlington, MA
What is a good app?
Skitch for iPad and Mac
Persuasive essay screen cast
Use the Camera! it is what makes an iPad great. (Now should I have students make Paperslides or just make screencasts?
iMovie on iPad is a great tool.
Need some sort of video creation app
Creative book builder
Notability for annotation
Dotepub.com turns link into ebook
Subtext group commenting on a document.
Socrative clicker software. (Installed on my iPad, check it out.
Session: Paperless class
They are not using Moodle/Bb. Class wordpress blogs.
Dropbox for kids to turn in work
Naming convention for files
Providing feedback on electronic work:
iAnnotate PDF reader writing stylus etc. if big help is needed you can do a screencast jing 5 minute limit. Software now has embedded.
For every 10-12 pages of reading the students have to tweet a thought about what they ate reading. class hash tag.
Tweetchat for cancelled classes or for help nights.
Storify archives tweets.
Google docs template to story tweets.
Session: Smack down
iAnnotate app $10
Mendeley research reference listing
Isle of tune
ways to share device
Appletv $99 projector with hdmi