Recording Audio

Next semester I’m going to introduce my Genius Hour students to audio recordings.  The purpose of Genius Hour is for students to learn about something that they are interested in and then present on it.  I’m hoping to inspire some of them to make multiple audio recordings and even weekly podcasts about their topic! The Read More …

My student’s first video assignment

  Creating video can be some of the most challenging yet rewarding projects for a student so when Professor Steve Katz assigned a video lesson I jumped on it.  I used the YouTube editor exclusively for this video and plan to add it as an extension of our Fractured Fairy Tale unit at the end of the year. Read More …

The SAMR Model of Tech Integration EDUC Blog Post #7

Last night Professor Steve Katz spoke about the SAMR model by Ruben Puentedura for integrating technology into classroom lessons.  This model shows 4 levels that tech can be involved in a classroom.  It is important to note that these levels  are often stepping stones and tech Substitution is an accomplishment that should be celebrated.  After Read More …

My Class Website – EDUC 932

      Our next assignment was to make a class website.  Its still just a skeleton but I’m hoping to update it with student work and great links, especially in the 2nd semester!  Don’t worry the rest of the important info will gradually get filled in too. I used wordpress.com to create a free blog and Read More …

1:1 Classroom Expectations

During my regular homeroom classes I rarely use 1:1 devices but once a week in my Genius Hour all students have devices.  As Professor Steve Katz said its important to give your students clear expectations when using tech and other devices.  I used Piktochart to create an infographic for any class where I use devices.

Screencasting my classroom – Edmodo – Editing & Deleting

The next assignment for EDUC932 was to make a Screencast that will help instruct our students.  A screencast is a recording of the computer screen and is incredibly useful to teach students exactly how to do something.  I used Screencastify (A free Google Chrome extension) I picked editing and deleting comments on www.Edmodo.com.  I use Read More …

Making a Digital Syllabus with Piktochart

Our next assignment with Professor Steve Katz was to make a functional syllabus.  Since I’m likely leaving Korea soon I thought it pertinent to create a syllabus for my afterschool clubs which I will hopefully take with me to my next school.  I present to you the syllabus for Genius Hour made with Piktochart!  I’m quite Read More …

Scratch – My favorite EdTech tools from EDUC 932 Blog Post #6

Professor Steve Katz gave us tons of tech tips to bring into our classrooms and its hard to pinpoint one favorite.  I see practical implementation for coding, video, audio and other lessons in my classroom.  If I had a 1-1 class where every kid had a device I would certainly involve video and blogging on Read More …

Hour of Code – EDUC 932

Prof Katz assigned us an hour of code last night.  He gave us 3 options and naturally I tried the most advanced. I had to “remix Spacetrek” and embed it below.  When I first opened the game I immediately thought of my childhood Atari favorite, Asteroids and tried to recreate it.  I had a lot of trouble Read More …