Video Site for Teachers; Instruction, Humor, and Audio Clips

Edublogs TV, another resource from Edublogs, has an online video site for teachers and instructors. It has instructional videos, humorous videos, and audio tags. Although I haven’t had the chance to try the site out, it seems very worthwhile. Many thanks to Kelly’s post on Classroom 2.0!

Making Movies in the Elementary Classroom

During the ISTE Conference in Atlanta in June, I had seen workshops about Blogs, but paid no attention to them thinking I wouldn’t be interested. However, as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, I was requested by my supervisor to begin my own blog. Slowly I trudged through the process, and I must confess, I am overwhelmed by the collaboration that can take place between my colleagues from all over the world!

Case in point: integrating movie making into the elementary classroom.

I posted on Classroom 2.0 and requested assistance for resources for movie making. Thanks to Matthew, I was given a goldmine of blogs and websites to check. Some that look great:

=> AFI Screen Education
=>Video in the Classroom

Also, check Mr. Needleman.com, integrating technology in the classroom.

Need ideas for Document Cameras?

Promethean document cameraAre you a Promethean user? Schools have been provided with document cameras and the uses are endless! Need some ideas? I found this recently on Classroom 2.0:
~Make every book a big book…shared reading experience
~put a timer underneath the camera for various applications
~capture student work
~conduct science experiements with insects
~students share writing
~word sorting
~math manipulatives
~discussing and displaying homework
~any other piece of “stuff” everyone can use, but can’t gather ’round to see easily
~stick today’s paper underneath it and make annotations
~have student plot graphs using a grid you put on the screen

As for our own ideas, one of our art teachers at OB used a document camera to show light source on a still life so that all students had the same view.

If you have any other ideas, please share!