We had a big thunderstorm come through the region last evening. This electrical storm footage was shot in Arlington, TN, a suburb of Memphis. Our son, Zeb, edited it into this short highlight clip.
There is so much I love about this.
- Her confidence and determination are endearing.
- That’s a cool backyard playground.
- Way to upcycle.
- I wish we had a Christmas tree corner.
- What a well done video.
- This is a cool spoof of ANW.
- Clever incorporation of the stuffed animals.
HT: Ginger Lewman
Larry Ferlazzo describes EDpuzzle as “a new innovative site that lets you take just about any video off the web, edit it down to the portions you want, add audio notes and questions for students, and create virtual classrooms where you can monitor individual student work” (Source). Perhaps the best part is that teachers and students can use it for FREE.
To see an example, view Bobby Barber’s EDpuzzle that he uses in his math classroom.
The following quick demo will help you begin using EDpuzzle.
Flipped Learning and EDpuzzle
“EDPuzzle is a great resource for the flipped classroom, allowing teachers to create and present innovative lectures in a safe environment” according to Education World. Further, iLearn Technology notes that as “students watch, [the teacher] can check understanding and ensure active watching vs. passive watching. In a flipped scenario, this gives you the ability to completely tailor a lesson the next day based on the formative assessment results you get from homework. This is truly utilizing assessment to inform instruction.”
EDpuzzle can be used:
- In flipped classrooms (as discussed above).
- To make lecturecasts, tutorials, video directions, etc. more engaging and interactive.
- For compiling data and information about students’ performance, and perhaps understanding, which can helpful formative assessment.
- So that students can annotate video reflections, recorded reports and skits, and more.
- To allow students to develop tutorials and quizzes about the current topic of study. Putting students in the teacher’s role can encourage higher-levels of thinking.
The comedy duo provide a “spot-on parody of SportsCenter’s hyperbole-laden talking heads, busy CGI ticker screens, and obsessive play-by-plays, the clip cleverly reimagines athletes as the educators we entrust our children to every day” (Source).
Google Photos generated this highlight video showcasing some of our family’s experiences during Spring Break 2015. We wrapped-up the trip by spending two days boogie boarding at Cocoa Beach, FL. There was a huge storm headed inland on the first day, so the waves were huge.
I highly recommend using Google Photos. It makes taking, storing, editing, and sharing videos a cinch. You can use Google Photos from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.