In the process of planning a class project on DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: DOs & DON’Ts which involved designing visuals (infographics, flyers, posters etc.), I decided that some of my students might benefit from more assistance/advice on which tools/programs to use and how to use them.
As time was (and always is) of the essence (15 minutes between my classes), I prepared very short video clips demonstrating quickly and without elaborate explanation, how to navigate inside these programs, using SCREENCASTIFY.
Please, have a look at the three short video clips done in no more than 15 minutes. No special equipment, no need for installing desktop tools. Just a chrome extension. FREE VERSION of the program.
And finally, a screencast (at the bottom) of you actually can do inside screencastify.
share (see the image) on Youtube or G-Drive
download your clip
get a shareable link
embed to any blog/website etc.
let others post comments
A short overview from https://www.screencastify.com
Visit the the DQ Institute website here for more information and resources.
An absolutely fantastic website The Digital Teacher Cambridge features an interactive diagram of six areas: DIGITAL WORLD, DIGITAL CLASSROOM, DIGITAL TEACHER, DESIGNING LEARNING, DELIVERING LEARNING and EVALUATING LEARNING. Find out more about The Cambridge English Digital Framework for Language TeachersHERE.
Techniques for Teaching Adjectives and Adjective Clauses (Coursera) University of California. STARTS on 18 February2019
This is the second course in the Teach English: Intermediate Grammar specialization. In this course, you will learn how to effectively teach adjectives, adjective phrases, and adjective clauses to your students. MORE HERE
Teach English Now! Technology Enriched Teaching (Coursera) Arizona State University STARTS on 18 February2019
This course focuses on the key concepts you need in order to effectively integrate technology into your teaching, without letting it overshadow language learning. MORE HERE.
Teaching Tips for Tricky English Grammar (Coursera) University of California. STARTS on 18 February2019
You will learn about some specific problems students have learning intermediate grammar. You will learn why students have trouble with this tricky grammar and find out new ways to help students conquer it. MORE HERE.
Instructional Learning and Technology (OpenLearning) University of Technology, Malaysia STARTS on 01 March 2019
This course presents the principles and the concept of Educational Technology, Instructional and Learning Technology as well as the teaching and learning process. It also deals with the utilization of Instructional Media from the conventional to the most up-to-date digital media. MORE HERE.
Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started (FutureLearn) University of Leeds STARTS on 18 February2019
If you are working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning, lifelong learning or adult education, this free online course is designed to help you understand the benefits of blended learning and how to make more effective use of technology to support your learners. MORE HERE.
Are you a teacher? Or a parent/carer? Check this out! Thinkuknowis the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. The resurces (articles, videos, games) are split into the target groups: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14+, parents/carers and children’s workforce.
Thinkuknow has their own youtube channel featuring a number of excellent educational videos.
Issues such as social networking and cyberbullying are explored on the Digizen website. Plenty of fantastic resources such as lesson plans, stories, videos or activities. See the digital citizenship glossary:
As Bill Gates said “technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important”. And, it is up to the teacher to decide what technology and which tools will enhance the process of learning and teaching.
The padlet below features the examples of technology and a collection of tools I find particularly useful in the areas such as: CLASS MANAGEMENT, COLLABORATION, PROJECT & INQUIRY BASED APPROACH and others. As the work on this padlet is ongoing, it will be updated on a regular basis.