Resources for teaching lessons from your computer. For now, the resources are aimed for creating lessons that you then share for asynchronous access (you are not teaching a live lesson).
ScreenCastify (you capture your screen and your voice in a lesson. LearnZillion and Khan Academy do this quite effectively. I am a LearnZillion “Dream Team” member. This means not only do I have my Masters in Online Learning and Teaching, but I also have an in depth understanding through training offered by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation around teaching math online. Here are some of my lessons I created through this PD and summer work.
Each lesson was required to have a single learning goal AND the strategy utilized. Each video has a very specific format and requirements for visuals and word choice. It took HOURS to build out a slide show that would flow as we recorded ourselves. Do NOT let a district tell you that you should be cranking one of these out every day or so.
- “Determine Multiples of a Number by Using an Area Model” Learnzillion 4th grade lesson
- “Find the Rule for a Function Machine by Using a Vertical Table” Learnzillion 4th grade lesson
- LearnZillion main page
ScreenCastify: (A free Chrome plug-in, or you can sign up for an online account).
- Video tutorials
- Web pages to read
- Screencastify –> User Guide page (link to support site)
- Screencastify –> Keyboard Shortcuts (link to support site)
Using OSMO Projector App
- OSMO in general(OSMO website)
- OSMO page on the new Projector App
- OSMO Projector App on the Apple App Store
- “MyOsmo” webpage- where teachers set up accounts and can save lessons for the existing Numbers, Letters, or other lessons. Does NOT save your customized video lessons, though.
- How to set up your iPad to record a lesson (you are writing on paper or whiteboard, the iPad is recording ONLY what you are writing/showing) —