Screencast-o-matic

My lessons just haven’t been the same since I found out about this great computer screen recording tool, Screencast-o-matic: http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screen_recorder

This tool is really easy to use!

You can save or upload your video into YouTube, you can embed your video into your webpage, blog or wiki and share with your students and other teachers.

Check out some of the PowerPoint presentations my students created and shared with their classmates, using screencast-o-matic.

Not only can your student record their presentations, but teachers can record their lessons for student to refer back to them later on!

Ever have students constantly asking questions about how to do something on the computers? By providing your students with a step by step video, they can watch it as many times as they need to in order to understand what they need to do!

Any online teachers out there??? What a great tool for students to use to be able to share their projects with peers in their virtual classroom.

Ready, set, record!

6 Steps to Becoming a Viral Educator

Today I attended a Webinar that discussed the 6 steps to becoming a Viral Educator. I found this to be a very valuable webinar in order to get organised and get ready for the next step of my adventure of becoming a great technology teacher, school coordinator, technology specialist, etc.
These 6 steps were presented by: Steven Anderson
Twitter @web20classroom
Email: steven.anderson@web20classroom.org
Some of you may feel that there are more or less then 6 steps. Please feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts on becoming a viral educator.
Step 1: Form a Brand (your online profile)
  • It’s all about your digital footprint
  • Name  – Always use the same spelling (Middle initial or not)
  • Your Blog
  • Twitter
  • Combine together –https://about.me/
  • QR Code – Link to your information http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
Step 2: Get connected
Alec Couros, PhD Thesis illustration,
the Networked Teacher 
edtechfrontier.com
Step 3: Share
  • A two way connection – give information back
  • Create new information or
  • Share the information
  • http://www.slideshare.net/ a great place to share your presentations with others.
Step 4: Reflect and think (reflections helps us grow and learn)
  • Be CURIOUS
  • Start a blog
  • Ask questions
This is the blog post created by Alec Couros with a voicethread using the “connected teacher” image http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/799
Step 5: Grow
  • Take time to engage in edchat, read others’ blogs, comment, and post new info.
  • Read others people posts, tweets, etc that think differently than you do
Step 6: Have fun
  • Always remember to Have Fun
 Thanks for reading!

And If you are just getting started,  start with Twitter, follow me : @canadianteched and check out : Social Media Getting Started: http://www.cybraryman.com/chats.html