Week 6 (due July 12th)

Links from class:

Camstudio – 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

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


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: Changing education paradigms

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

****July 12th is a Virtual class. We will not meet at the center. I plan to post class lecture and assignments by July 9th.


6 thoughts on “Week 6 (due July 12th)

  1. “Skiing is freedom and so is my education, its about being creative, doing things differently, its about community, its about being happy and healthy” – Logan LaPlante during the final remarks of his TEDtalk

  2. Thanks for sharing Samantha! Logan is a very articulate, confident young man. I loved that he referenced my new favorite TED Talker, Sir Ken Robinson!

  3. I very much enjoyed the video, “The History of Our World in 18 Minutes.” I have always been fascinated by the concept of entropy that he alludes to in the start of the video. In my mind, is intelligence, and human effort which is the greatest force against entropy. He also talks about the amazing power of of chemistry, especially on earth. Chemistry and geology allow for the creation of DNA, which in turns evolved into the human person. It is an amazing process. I don’t teach geology or biology, but I could still use this in a history class. After all, it is about “the history of our world.” This video shows how amazing humanity is, and history is our story as a species. For that reason I think this would be a great video to share at the start of a World History class. Or a philosophy or a religion class for that matter!

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