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Using YouTube in the Classroom
Do you have a video that you found on Youtube that you want to show your class? Problem is that the video is 12 minutes but you only want to show from five minutes on? For instance, I only want to show part of a Kahn Academy video but not the whole thing. You can now pick where you want the video to play. By clicking the share button you can adjust the time. (See video below). Sometimes, this may not work if you are inserting the video into a Google Presentation or hosting the video on your website. If you copy the new link and paste the link into a new document, slide, or e-mail it will work. Your students can watch the video right where you would like it to start. If you have questions about this or any other techtip please let me know.
The other school morning my 6 year old daughter who is in Kindergarten got up with me around 5:30 AM . I am in the kitchen getting the coffee going and I typically read for a few minutes to get going in the AM . Ruby walks in the living room without saying a word and goes and gets her Kindle Fire tablet and her headphones and sits on the couch. Not a "Good morning Daddy", nothing, just wakes up,gets her device and sits on the couch and stares at the screen. I immediately think, "well great!, parent fail, we're having too much screen time and she's addicted to the screen and she is 6. Am I modeling this behavior for her? ". Just to put myself a little more over the edge I say Good morning and then I inquire about what she is watching. Her device has parent controls enabled so she can play kid games, and watch kid videos etc. . . so, anyhow, to put me over the edge a little more she is watching a Youtube Kids video of girls her age playing with Barbi
Happy Friday! I have a free premium Tech Tool for you to try over the next 3 months if you are interested. If you click ON THIS LINK you can have access to a great tool called Pear Deck. This is a feature that I have had a few requests about our district purchasing. I was at a conference a couple of weeks ago and was able to get a free trial for all the teachers in our district. Pear Deck is a great way to create easy interactive formative assessments using Google slides. You as the teacher can control the Google slides presentation for everyone in your class. You can build in interactive elements for both new slide presentations and presentations that you have already created! For a student to access your Pear Deck they click on a link and enter in a code. HERE are some instructions to get you started. HERE are some already created pear deck templates HERE are some video tutorals to get you going Please let me know if you have any questions Take Care, Clint
Happy Thursday! This will be the last Friday Blog post for the 2019 school year. I am very proud of all the accomplishments that have happen this school year in the field of Instructional Technology. I would like to give a few shout outs to ALL of the teachers in are District who have Gone out on a limb and tried something new this year in the classroom. Had their students CREATE using technology (Almost 200 students logged in and created Wevideos in MAY) Embraced 1:1 Technology in the classroom Created Digital Formative assessments for their students Used Google Classroom for the first time Utilized Clever to login your students Learned to navigate the new website Some Exciting things for next year Illuminate Education - We will have a new streamlined way to view student data. Illuminate works directly with Infinite Campus. Students can take Illuminate assessments in Google Classroom. This decision was made based on teacher and Admi