Category Archives: Video

5 Must Do’s for Video Projects

If you want to have your students create a video to demonstrate their understanding of  content, keep these 5 tips in mind for a successful project: 1. Share the grading rubric and a sample finished product with the students The rubric … Continue reading

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QR Code + Algebra Study Guide = Effective Review

As some 8th grade Algebra students prepare for their final exam at our school, they will be able to learn from each other while they review – whether they are at school or at home. How? Each section of the … Continue reading

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iPods over MovieMaker

We recently used our iPod lab in a Social Studies class for seniors : National and Political Systems. The students were studying political parties and were working on a project where they would create a political candidate. After writing a … Continue reading

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Student Algebra Videos made with iPods

Two of our 8th grade Algebra classes had previously used iPod Touch devices to run a QR code scavenger hunt to practice exponents and scientific notation. A few weeks later, the math teachers from these classes had an idea on … Continue reading

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iPod Lab Deployment ( Part II )

First Use of iPod Lab Today we took the plunge and gave our sign out iPod lab a test run. We used a set of 15 iPod Touch devices in a Spanish III class at the High School.  Two separate periods … Continue reading

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Skype an Author

Just a few weeks ago, I was able to assist with a Skype call between a 7th grade classroom and author Tom Angleberger, who wrote The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. The book follows the exploits of a middle school … Continue reading

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Why Use Video in the Classroom ?

Video as an attention getter Playing a video will get everyone’s attention faster than speaking out loud or asking for quiet. It’s almost an automatic reaction: video starts, audience gets quiet, looks up and stares at the “bright light” . … Continue reading

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