Using Video as a Presentation Tool and 21st Century Skills Strategies

3 12 2012

Hi all,
I have a few highlights to share with you. One is Better Lesson which is a social learning community and a place that you can find, save and share quality common core lessons. A short video explaining follows:

They are looking for exceptional master math teachers currently teaching grades 6-12 to work as part of a cohort building CCSS-aligned courses. Regular feedback and support will be available from coaches who are experts in the implementation of CCSS. Resulting lessons and best practices will be shared with the Better Learning community. The work is virtual and you would be expected to devote 10 hours weekly building curricula and sharing instructional strategies. The project has been funded by Bill and Melinda Gates the master teacher would receive a $30,000 stipend for the two years. For more information, click to go to http://blog.betterlesson.com/seeking-teachers-for-the-betterlesson-master You can get the application at that link or download from the next page after clicking this link. BetterLesson Master Teacher Program

The use of video can be a very powerful tool for learning and most especially motivation. It’s so important for us to enter our students’ worlds and use their tools. How many of them create video all the time and post to You Tube? Rather than creating a presentation using PowerPoint, how about having them create their learning experience using multimedia? Here’s a website https://www.wevideo.com that easily allows you to edit video. The basic tool is free to educators and probably more than adequate but you can upgrade (Plus is 19.99 per year and Ultra is 29.99 per year). Click on the image to see exactly what is included.
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The following video shows what you can do:

And then…I found this video on Edutopia on 21st century Teaching Strategies. I loved it – hope you will too 🙂