This video compare features that are available in the free versions of Nearpod and Peardeck. This resource also showcases several of the features that Nearpod offers. If you would like support in learning or using Nearpod or Peardeck, conctact your area Digital Learning Coordinators.
This video will help you manage your time by creating events in Google Calendar and help you plan by using Google Tasks. This video will also review some calendar settings to ensure you get all of your notifications. Feel free to download the Google Calendar app and the Google Tasks app to your phone and/or tablet. Get logged into your Google account and be ready to use your Google Calendar.
Adobe Premiere Rush is a cross-device cloud-based video editor. You can edit and create videos with video footage or photographs/images. The following videos will walk you through everything you need to know in order to get started with Adobe Premiere Rush. I would encourage you to apply what you learn in each video as you progress through the project-based tutorial. I have included project files for you to work with as you learn how to use Rush.
Math Teachers, calling all WCPSS Math teachers. This Friday April 24th at 1:00 we will demonstrating how to use a whiteboard app to create engaging and impactful math screencast videos for your students. This app will work with your new touch screen laptops and stylus.We will have time for questions and answers. Join the Google Meet meeting with the provided link. You will not want to miss this demonstration. Contact [email protected] to officially be invited to the demonstration.
We have been recording our podcast episodes remotely. We would meet online in a Google Meet meeting. I would screen cast the meeting, then I would edit the audio in Adobe Premiere Pro. I would then upload the audio back to Anchor. The problem is that the quality of our audio was of poor quality. Some of us have external microphones and our audio was acceptable. Others were using the internal microphones on our laptops. Our audio levels did not match and there was a dramatic difference in the quality.
There is a solution to this issue. The Anchor app has features that the browser versions does not have. The phone and tablet app allows you to invite guests to your recording. The guests do need Anchor accounts. When the guest join the recording starts. If all of you use your phones, the audio levels will be at similar levels and the quality will be acceptable. I still edit my audio to level the audio level to -6 decibels.
The app also has a few other features that the browser version does not have. I recommend you install the app on your Apple or Android tablet to explore them. The following tutorial demonstrates how to invite guest into your recording.
Some teachers are wanting to use their new touch screen laptops and the stylus. I have been researching various digital whiteboard applications, testing them, and noting the features each one has. Teachers can create screencast videos of their lessons using a digital whiteboard to house the content of their lesson. Teachers can then deliver their lessons to their students via the LMS they are using. Students can then access the lesson at their convenience.
Seesaw Digital Whiteboard Features
In my school district, Seesaw is approved to be used by students k-2. Third-12th grade teachers can not use Seesaw with their students. The following video tutorial demonstrates how to use the digital whiteboard in Seesaw to create screen cast videos. Seesaw has some attractive features, you can import backgrounds, add text,add images, and create movable/drag-able images and graphics.