The #EduDuctTape Podcast, hosted by Jake Miller, focuses on viewing #edtech as a tool used to meet goals, address learning standards, and solve problems in the classroom, much as duct tape is used as a tool that solves a plethora of problems in our lives. In each episode, Jake sits down with a diffe… read more
Sethi De Clercq, Video in the Classroom, Sharing Tech Tips with Teachers, EdPuzzle, Screencasting, Flipgrid, Nimbus, Loom, iPad Video, Backchannel Chats
Thanks to The Mighty Ducts! Alex Oris, Amy Huckaby, Angela Green, Benjamin Voss, Brandy New, Dan Stitzel, David Allan, Jennifer Conti, Joshua Hough, Kimberly Wren, Lisa Marie Bennett, Matt Meyer, Melinda Vandevort, Melissa Van Heck, Molly Klodor, Nanci Greene, Pam Inabinett & Sarah Kiefer!
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Dr. Maya Angelou
“Being the change takes practice. Not the kind that you do until it’s perfect. The kind that you do because it’s worth it.” - Toney Jackson - youtu.be/JmHAOseuhkQ
Today’s Guest: Sethi De Clercq
Sethi is passionate about technology integration and how this impacts education and student learning. He is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Innovator and Computing Subject leader. He loves training in-person at events and online through his YouTube Channel with tips, tricks and tutorials.
Question #1: What would be the best way to communicate and share tech-related tips and content with teachers who don't even open emails or have little planning time? I've tried a Google Classroom, newsletters (Adobe Spark, Google newsletter templates), emails, etc. Would love to hear some new ideas!
audience submitted question, Cathy Zandecki
Part of the issue is communicating with people who are uncomfortable with tech through technology.
Communicate via paper-based
Potty PD, Copier PD
Use multiple different communication techniques: email, Google Classroom, newsletter, paper flyers, mention at meetings
Make sure you’re consistently bringing value in order to keep your “audience” listening
Use visual design, possibly color-coding
How to decide when to give up on a strategy?
Watch what happens if you do take it away
Sethi: “It’s not about you. It’s the same as with your students: if they’re starting to use a technique or something that you’ve taught them, you’re not there for the credit. You’re not doing that so that they’ll say ‘So-and-so taught me this.’ No, no no, they’ve got this now! That is the reward!”
Question #2: How can we leverage the power of video to impact student learning?
An expanded version of Jakes’ “beard & glasses” story - Episode 11
Don’t over-use video
Sethi: All teachers and students should create video!
Sethi’s recommendation: keep videos used in the classroom short; 2 minutes
Interaction built into video can be helpful
Be present and available for students when they’re viewing the video
Break up a video on Google Slides to make it smaller chunks
Put video onto Google Sites and use Insert Learning to embed questions
Nimbus screen recorder does screenshots and video, no limited amount of time & no watermark, premium allows HD, limited editing options - nimbusweb.me/screenshot.php
Loom extension, limited editing options
Screencastify & Screencast-o-matic have time limits
Limitations are editing
Quicktime on Mac
Game Recording on PC
Camtasia on Mac or PC
Sethi on choosing which tool to have students use: “It is whatever works for you, because I’m not there to see how you’re using a tool or how you’re using the tech. I want to see did you actually understand what we talked about? Did you get the content rather than the tool.”
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