With ESS 2014 just four months away, we’d like to share a few of the terrific sessions you’ll be attending. Return each week for more.
Digital Storytelling Using the iPad in an Online Environment
Explore the pedagogy, techniques, and application to content using student-generated digital stories created on the iPad using the online, collaborative video editor WeVideo. iMovie and YouTube upload will also be examined. Authentic research, writing, and speaking become transferable 21st century skills. A brief, live (follow-along) demonstration using WeVideo to make a prototype classroom digital story as well as comparison to iMovie, Pinnacle Studio, etc. will be explored. Resources, student examples, and writing prompts provided!
Blended and Online Common Core: Creating Dynamic Thinkers in All Subject Areas
Blended and Online Common Core: Creating Dynamic Thinkers in All Subject Areas is an interactive training that will equip educators with an understanding of their role in addressing the instructional shifts required by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Applying CCSS across all subject areas helps transform students who are accustomed to thinking about text-explicit concepts into dynamic thinkers able to draw inferences and reach evidence-based conclusions no matter what course they are in. Learn ways that higher-order questioning can be infused into Live Lessons/Collaborations and be the beginning of an exciting change in learning outcomes.
To build or to buy?
Should you build or buy online courses? Participants will collaborate and evaluate the resources needed to create engaging online curricula. During the training, educators will learn the development process that Florida Virtual School has used over the last 15 years to create engaging, award-winning online courses. To help determine whether to build or buy, participants will review pedagogies, instructional design elements, and INACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses.
Google Forms for Administrators
Increase communication and collaboration with Google Forms. Beyond surveys, Google Forms can be used as a walkthrough and evaluation tool, bullying & behavior report notification, & much more. Many Forms are already pre-made for you. we’ll show you where to find them.
Students submit work digitally, so why not provide digital feedback? This workshop demonstrates various ways to provide free written commentary, audio streaming, and video recordings on student work. Participants can learn to use Google Docs, Screencast-o-matic, Flubaroo, Formemailer, Google Kaizena (Voice Comments), and Google Movenote, for instance, to provide efficient feedback as part of this session.