There are many tools to help educators and edu leaders during this transition to remote learning. It is really important to keep an open line of communication between you and your students, as well as your entire staff. Google Hangouts Meet is a top tool for synchronous, group video conferencing.
On the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google for Education granted full premium permission to all educators and edu leaders on their video conferencing tool, Google Hangouts Meet, until July 1, 2020. In my latest How To With Sue YouTube Tutorial, I explain how to use Google Hangouts Meet Premium in the classroom as an educational tool. I also discuss the importance of helping your students combat the isolation by having a Virtual Classroom to "see" their classmates in each day or, each week. This can be mirrored for a full staff as a Virtual Break Room where educators can pop in to see if there is anyone there to share resources, ideas, or even just vent.
Check it out here:
In this video, we explore Google Hangouts Meet:
• CREATE A GOOGLE HANGOUTS MEET: https://youtu.be/9qJLzCz8SYg?t=149
• INVITE OTHERS TO JOIN: https://youtu.be/9qJLzCz8SYg?t=209
• WHERE DO RECORDED MEETS GO?: https://youtu.be/9qJLzCz8SYg?t=709
• HANGOUTS MEET IN EDUCATION: https://youtu.be/9qJLzCz8SYg?t=1100
• LIMITATIONS: https://youtu.be/9qJLzCz8SYg?t=1236
We will also briefly explore:
-- Hangouts vs. Hangouts Meet
-- Hangouts Meet vs. Zoom
I am preparing other tutorials for educators and edu leaders as we begin remote instruction.
I'm working on Screencastify, Zoom, EdPuzzle, Newsela, Applied Digital Skills, etc.
If there is a tool you would like to know more about, please let me know in the comments below.
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Video projects can personalize instruction but some teachers are hesitant to assign them because they don't know how. With 11 years of experience in teaching various levels of video production, here are some tips that I give to teachers looking to assign and assess videos.
On the forefront of the personalization movement is student choice. Student choice drives up student engagement and invites students to take ownership over their learning. With the technology tools available in the classroom today, this is more possible than ever. Assigning a video project can personalize students' learning experiences by offering choices and allowing them certain creative control, while also assessing their knowledge. As an added bonus, they learn to use a new tool of technology.
At the 2020 Garden State Summit in New Jersey, I delivered a presentation solely on assigning and assessing videos called "Student Choice = Video." Here is the link to that presentation: bit.ly/HTWSVideo20.
If you're a teacher that is ready to incorporate video projects into your curriculum, here are my tips for you:
VIDEO PROJECT IDEAS
ASSIGNING A VIDEO
This section is graded. The links are active and will bring you to samples that I use in class. Please feel free to make copies of the content and use the material yourself!
Finally, DON'T GET OVERWHELMED. This list of recommendations took YEARS of trial and error. If you are thinking about assigning video in your class, go for it!
To conclude, here are some of my final thoughts:
Use this list as a guide to help you along the way. Again, don't get overwhelmed. If you need help, please reach out, if you have any recommendations, leave them in the comments, and if you make any great examples or end up with some ROCKSTAR submissions from your kids, SHARE THEM!
@SueTranchina is a high school video and business technology teacher in NJ & a Google for Edu Certified Trainer on behalf of Kiker Learning. She has a rockstar husband, who is also a GoogleET, two kids, Caro (3) and Deano (1), and a puggle, Blue Hendrix.