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Learn about Flipping Your Classroom with Video Cameras & Screencasting​

flip classFlipping Your Classroom with Video Cameras & Screencasting​ is a professional learning opportunity taking place at Cooperating School Districts July 24, 2013.

The Flipped Classroom is one in which teacher presentations are videotaped, and students have a chance to watch on their own time. Then during class, the students practice what they have learned under the guidance of the teacher.  This workshop will explore various online resources for “flipping” your class, and will explore how to use a digital Flip Camera, and IWB software like SMART and Promethean to create your own flipped class.

To read more on the workshop, or to register for it, visit our online registration system.

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Flipping Your Classroom with Flip Cameras & Screencasting … This Week

There’s a new workshop being offered this week called Flipping Your Classroom with Flip Cameras & Screencasting. Are you interested in having more time to work with your students? Do your students need you to help them in small groups or individually? Do you wish you could clone yourself when teaching?

The Flipped Classroom is one in which teacher presentations are videotaped, and students have a chance to watch on their own time. Then during class, the students practice what they have learned under the guidance of the teacher.  This workshop will explore various online resources for “flipping” your class, and will explore how to use a digital Flip Camera, and IWB software like SMART and Promethean to create your own flipped class. Discover the time-saving features of IWB & Flip software and how easy it is to share your videos online, through email, or e-card.  You will also learn from Stephanie Madlinger how to effectively remove an image from the video segments using the Flip software, and take screenshots using your IWB. Finally, participants will learn how to convert videos and use them to “flip” the classroom or include them in multimedia projects.  Bring your own Flip camera or borrow one from us! This workshop takes place June 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $110 CSD member; $140 non-member. (One Graduate Credit is available).  Knowledge of and experience with digital cameras, and IWB software will be helpful, but not required.

the wired classroom


The technology enhanced learning environment (tele) at Cooperating School Districts really lives up to our blog name- it is a wired classroom, as you can see from this photo taken this morning!

Martha Bogart is in there today teaching SMART Board Level II (also known as Creating SMART Board Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students). Not a SMART Board user? No worries- Transforming Learning with a Promethean ActivBoard (Level 1 Training) is June 10th!

Interactive Whiteboard Precons for METC 2011

Many readers have been clicking on our post on the Google preconference sessions for the upcoming Midwest Education Technology Conference. There are also several session on interactive whiteboards- both SMART Boards and Promethean ActivBoards. Take a look at these offerings for February 14:

Full Day Workshops

• Engaging Students with ActivInspire and Promethean ActivBoards – Christina Lowery Are you interested in learning more about Promethean Boards and ActivInspire? This workshop for beginners will explore the basics of the ActivInspire software. You will learn how to create your own engaging lessons as well use pre-made resources from Promethean Planet. No previous experience with Promethean Boards or ActivInspire is necessary!

• ActivInspire for Advanced Users – Kelly Gilchrist Learn Promethean ActivInspire’s advanced capabilities to create high quality, engaging and interactive flipchart lessons. Attendees will learn how to: create containers in their lessons, layer and manipulate objects, install and access resource packs, insert a web link and video into their lessons, hide objects, use all features of the resource library, create actions to make their lessons interactive plus much more.

• Writing Interactive Lessons Using SMART Notebook – Alison Hancock, Ellen Downs This workshop is for experienced SMART Board users. Participants will 1) explore the newest features of SMART Notebook, 2) design lessons, create units and organize resources and 3) learn how to edit templates in the Lesson Activity Toolkit. Presenters will share examples of Notebook lessons. Participants will have ample time for collaboration and mapping instructional units that enhance learning. Bring any materials to support lesson plan creation!

Half Day Workshop

• SMART Board 101 (Windows) – Amy Johnson, Maried Swapp, Jennifer Young Have you ever used SMART Notebook? If the answer is no, join us for an energetic workshop with fellow teachers. SMART Notebook software used with a SMART interactive whiteboard allows teachers to provide interactive learning experiences for their students. Come learn to utilize icon tools, gallery items, object formatting and the SMART Education website for existing lessons.

Register for METC 2011 here.