Week 5 (Due June 27th)

Virtual Class Today! So you can particpate anywhere with a computer and an Internet Connection. Please log in at least 10 minutes before 6pm.

 Login here to participate.(might need to download a program before you can launch) I will be at the Reston Center if you prefer to be in the lab with me (for extra tech support).

Make sure  your group’s Digital Story is posted onto your Blogs. Please pick someone to represent to group to talk about process during our virtual session.

TONIGHT’s Recording of our class 🙂

Screencasting/Tutorial Programs:

Camstudio (Windows only) – free software to capture your computer screen

Screenr – free online software to capture your computer screen

Knovio – easily add narration and video to an existing PPT

TED-ED – Lessons worth sharing

Greenshot –  free software to capture your computer screenshot (still images)

Pixlr –  free online software to edit photos/images

iPadio – podcast via your phone

Quicktime (MAC only) – Free screen capturing

Screencasting/Tutorial Apps:


Educreations – Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard.



Flipped Lesson Samples –

Phases of Matter – Physics

Finding Area – Pre Algebra

Podcast Samples – 

Poetry – 2nd grade

Weather Forecast – 4th grade

Weather Facts – 4th grade

TIGER Beat Sports  – 4th grade


Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

Check out the example of the lesson planning tool on TED-Ed @ http://ed.ted.com/on/TV4tnUj3 This is a resource and format that could help you start to Flip your classroom.

Read Podcasting article “Enhanced Podcasts” and explore and listen to at least one of the podcasts on EdReach  or BAM! Radio EdTech sites

Provide a short summary (on your personal course blog) of  the EdReach podcast you listen to. Are podcasts something you would consider for professional learning in the future?


Post 2 responses on your blog/class preparation:

– Watch at least 2 of the TED talks below and create a post (on your personal blog) with a reaction/reflection for 1 of them.

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education

TEDxNYC – Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really?

David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes

TEDxWarwick – Doug Belshaw – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

TEDxPhilly – Chris Lehmann – Education is broken

Not a TED – but still relevant – BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks

– Provide a short summary (on your personal course blog) of  the EdReach or BAM! Radio podcast you listened to and answer this question, Are podcasts something you would consider for professional learning in the future?

– Explore your classmates blogs and post a comment on at least two blogs.


*Bring Headsets or Laptops for Podcast/Flipped Lesson Worksession. This class will be your only in-class time to work on this assignment.


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