Archive for Videos

Making a Memory

Making a Memory

Years ago, my dad and I spent a weekend creating a wind chime. We sketched out a plan, and made a list of the necessary supplies. We went to the hardware store. We set up our work station in the storage room in the basement….

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Newell-Fonda High School’s WE Term Anti-Bullying Teaser Video

Newell-Fonda High School’s WE Term Anti-Bullying Teaser Video

Students from Newell-Fonda High School are creating a video about bullying in their WE Term Class. This is their teaser video, where they describe what WE Term is and why they are creating this video project. Nice work! Love the subtitles!  

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Living Your Legacy – Ella Mozzarella

Living Your Legacy – Ella Mozzarella

This spring I started a new video series, to be published quarterly, highlighting the amazing things that students across the globe are doing. For my summer video I had the opportunity to do an interview with the most amazing little girl from New Jersey, and I’m…

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Pocahontas Community School District…LIVE!

Pocahontas Community School District…LIVE!

It is that time of year…graduation! Seniors across the country are celebrating or are about to celebrate their high school graduation. As they walk across the stage in cap and gown, it is inevitable, not all of their family members will be in attendance. Perhaps…

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Sioux Central students are making trebuchets, learning physics [VIDEO]

Sioux Central students are making trebuchets, learning physics [VIDEO]

Are your students learning physics by making trebuchets, catapults, and ballistae? Why not? Students in the Sioux Central (IA) Community Schools are and they’re having a blast! (literally) Are you not entertained?! Great work, Dan Strohmyer! [cross-posted at Dangerously Irrelevant]

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Albert City-Truesdale Moviemakers

Albert City-Truesdale Moviemakers

Mike Anderson and I delivered professional learning almost a month ago showcasing a stop motion app to be used as an avenue for students to create and to reveal understanding.    Yesterday, I returned to AC-T, and when I entered Rebekah Spragg’s third grade classroom,…

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Literary Devices in Music

Literary Devices in Music

Another cool example of students’ use of iPads  at Northeast Hamilton- in Sherry Leksell’s English class the kids created videos to show all the literary devices they found in the music they listen to. One kid “yelled” at Mrs. Leksell (@SherryLeksell), “Now I can’t listen…

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Life Cycle in (stop) Motion

Life Cycle in (stop) Motion

Northeast Hamilton, like many Iowa schools, had several early outs due to heat early in the year. I had the opportunity to come in on one of those afternoons and do a stop motion “playground”. Using the iMotion app and tons of props from my…

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Student Voice: Open the Door, Provide a Seat

Student Voice: Open the Door, Provide a Seat

Student Voice deserves a spot on a seating chart. Student Voice should be present each day, spotless attendance, encouraged and motivated to have a permanent seat in the classroom, in the school, and in education. Student Voice should be nurtured and inspired to make positive…

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Here’s to school spirit videos

Here’s to school spirit videos

Okoboji High School is having fun with video… Do these kinds of videos directly improve student learning outcomes? Nope. Do they foster positive school climate, culture, and spirit? Absolutely! Learning environments should be fun. Kudos to the Okoboji folks for remembering that. Happy viewing!  #eduboji Okoboji…

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eduClipper + Edmodo = Teacher happiness

As Erin Klein notes, eduClipper is what Pinterest would be if it were invented by educators. We’ve got a lot of our teachers using Pinterest in their personal and professional lives. With eduClipper they can turn their students loose on the task of resource curation….

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