Using technology in the classroom Part I

Much emphasis was given to technology enhanced learning at the ‘Festival of Education’ held at Wellington College in June 2012. I got interested in screencasting and bought myself a Bamboo medium fun tablet (and it comes with 3 softwares Art Rage, Photoshop elements and Corel, purchased from amazon for £160), an Yeti microphone (£95) and camtasia studio 8 (~£100) to record screen movements. Fantastic help is available from Techsmith on Camtasia. I use Art Rage as whiteboard to write something. Below is a compilation of resources which may be useful for a new comer.

YouTube Resources on Flipped Classroom

Flip teaching is a form of blended learning which encompasses any use of Internet technology to leverage the learning in a classroom, so a teacher can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. (Wikipedia)

1. ‘Flipteaching’ by Ramsey Musallam is a 4 part video available on YouTube. Ramsey Musallam has a PhD in chemical education. His thesis ”The effects of using screencasting as a multimedia pretraining  Tool to manage the intrinsic cognitive load of  Chemical equilibrium instruction for advanced high school  Chemistry students” can be found here

2. YouTube channel Learninglab DTU (Denmark)

3. YouTube Channel Techsmith

More Resources

  1. Flipteaching resources
  2. How to screencast
  3. Microphones
  4. Video Tutorials 
  5. ScreencastinghandBook
  6. Slate
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