Category Archives: Video

Video tutorial – Getting started on the Microsoft Educator Community

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The Microsoft Educator Community (or MEC, as we call it!) is a new community site that combines the experience of the Microsoft Educator Network and Skype in the Classroom. This site is a central destination where you’ll have access to over 1.5 million educators around the world, a fresh selection of professional development courses and resources, thousands of inspiring lesson plans, and access to live lessons and virtual field trips.

Once you’re registered on the site (it’s free!) you can gain access to all of these resources which are continually being added to, and also start earning badges and tracking your own teacher CPD progress.

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Holens at TED 2016 – Alex Kipman points towards some interesting scenarios for Hololens in education

At TED 2016 , Alex Kipman from the Microsoft Hololens team, talked about how we see the future of 3D holograms. We have talked about Hololens before – there are some great videos on the Hololens website – and we have demonstrated scenarios for Hololens in education the past. The TED presentation hinted again at what an interesting future we’re going to see when Hololens starts to be used in education.

Alex shows how Hololens will allow users to “explore a speculative digital world without screens in this fanciful demo, a mix of near reality and far-future possibility.… Visit the author's original post

My Heart is Happy

This is the third post in a series where I am documenting my experiences as a Top 10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize.  To read the other posts, click here

The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind of teaching and interviews, but there is one story that I want to share. So far, it's been the most incredible moment since the announcement that I was a Top 10 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize.  One of my Wallenpaupack colleagues who teaches in a different elementary school shared this anecdote about her students' reaction to my selection.… Visit the author's original post

“Someone Like Me” – Essay Winner Announced

Someone Like Me launch eventIn September we highlighted a new  Department of Justice and Equality sponsored competition aimed at promoting positive attitudes towards disability in schools and celebrating differences. On Thursday last, Minister of State for New Communities, Culture, Equality and Drugs Strategy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin  presented 12 year old Kerry  native, Bríd Courtney with this prestigious award at a special Awards Ceremony in Farmleigh House’ Dublin.

The awards were the culmination of a new national essay competition, entitled ‘Someone Like Me”’ designed to promote and highlight positive attitudes towards disability in primary schools.… Visit the author's original post

Celebrate their Differences

NO REPO FEE 16-9-2015 CHILDREN URGED TO “CELEBRATE THEIR DIFFERENCES”   Pic shows: Children’s author and rugby analyst Brent Pope  with primary school pupils (L-R) Misha Carroll (7) , Ruben  Pituc (7), Emma Moran (6) and Giancarlo Calegari (7) of Gardiner Street Convent School at the launch of Primary School competition promoting positive attitudes towards disabilities in Ireland in Dublin. Pic: Maxwell’s   CHILDREN URGED TO “CELEBRATE THEIR DIFFERENCES”   BRENT POPE JOINS MINISTER OF STATE AODHÁN Ó RÍORDAIN T.D. TO LAUNCH PRIMARY SCHOOLS COMPETITION PROMOTING POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARDS DISABILITIES IN IRELAND  Children’s author and rugby analyst Brent Pope took time out of his busy schedule ahead of the Rugby World Cup to join Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D. and pupils from schools across Dublin including Gardiner Street Convent School, CRC School in Clontarf and St. Audoens, National School, Cook St today in Merrion Square to promote positive attitudes towards disability in schools around the country with the launch of a national primary schools essay competition entitled ‘Someone Like Me’.   With over 53,000 children under 15 years of age with disabilities in Ireland, primary schools around the country are being asked to encourage as many children as possible to get involved in the Department of Justice and Equality’s competition and celebrate the differences which make both themselves and their schoolmates unique. ‘Someone Like Me’ – New national primary schools essay competition

With over 53,000 children under 15 years of age with disabilities in Ireland, primary schools around the country are being asked to encourage as many children as possible to get involved in the Department of Justice and Equality’s competition and celebrate the differences which make both themselves and their schoolmates unique.

Brent Pope, rugby pundit author of many children’s books including Woody the Whale, The Wheezing Wolf, Bones, Arnold The Anteater and The Adventures of Herbie will be one of the judges of the competition.… Visit the author's original post

What a 21st Century career looks like in the UK

Want to inspire students with their career options (and also demonstrate how pervasive technology is going to be in their future lives?)

This video, from the UK Surface team, is very different from what you’d expect from a Careers guidance session at school. In fact, there’s a bunch of things in here that I hadn’t even thought of as a career choice, and so it’s eye opening to see what today’s students could leave school to do:

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Hololens in education – case study video

The team working on the Microsoft Hololens are quietly working on creating ambitious new ways of achieving new things - you've hopefully seen some of the demonstrations that they've given at global events like Build and the Windows 10 announcement earlier in the year (if not, jump here). And that includes working on uses for Hololens in education, and imagining some of the ways that we can enhance teaching with Hololens.

Although much of their work is being done behind firmly closed doors, when they do give us a sneak peek of what's to come, it's thought provoking stuff.… Visit the author's original post

Adventures in Kenya Series – Day 5 – Project LINC

It's had to believe that I've only been here a few days. I've been so busy that it seems like months. Today was another day packed with awesome.


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I started the day by walking to Havilla Childrens Center again with Livingstone. I used the GoPro camera and head mount that I have to record the walk to the school. I'll be posting that to YouTube along with many other videos when I get back home.  I had to bring extra camera equipments today because my mission today was to document everything I could as the water filters for which our Wallenpaupack students, the children in the Andover Middle School, and students in Trikala, Greece had spent the past few months raising money were installed and distributed.… Visit the author's original post

MIEE TV – Expert Educators using Office Mix in the Classroom

Last week we shone the spotlight on one of the newest Microsoft technologies, and looked at how our Expert Educators are using Sway in the classroom. There were some fantastic examples of how this new creative medium is being used to engage and inspire students on a variety of subjects. Today, we’re going to shift to the focus to another relative newcomer to the Microsoft party, and that is Office Mix.

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While PowerPoint may be officially celebrating its 25th (yes, twenty-fifth!) birthday this year, Office Mix is a powerful new add-on that can give your presentations superpowers and reaffirm this ‘mature’ tool as still being at the cutting edge of technology in education.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Mix – hands on

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know I am a big fan of TechSmith Camtasia, and this is my normal go to when recording video content. However, I’m in the process of writing a training course for teachers on creating video content, and wanted an easier entry point. Enter Microsoft Mix.

mixMicrosoft mix is a free add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint, which works with 0365 and 2013 versions. You just need to go to the Microsoft mix website http://mix.office.com and download it.… Visit the author's original post

2nd Grade Virtual Valentines Video

For this year’s Virtual Valentines, Mrs. Flynn’s second grade class was paired with a group of elementary students in Manitoba, Canada.  Each class is making a “virtual” valentine to send to the other.  In addition, both classes are doing some research to learn about their new friends’ location.  If schedules work out, the classes may try to meet face to face over Skype in the coming weeks.

Below is the video that Mrs. Flynn’s class created to send to their partners.  … Visit the author's original post

Igra sa zelenim

DSC05974Opet smo se malo igrali sa zelenim platnom (bolje reći zelenim hamerom zaljeplenim na zid). Učenici od petog do osmog razreda snimli su svoje božićne čestitke. Svima je to bilo prvo iskustvo s ovakvim načinom snimanja filmića. Svi su bili zainteresirani za rad i jako zadovoljni svojim videozapisima!

Fotke i videozapisi najbolje pokazuju kakva je atmosfera bila i što su snimili :).

 

 

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Office with a Stylus: The final words (Video and Sway!)

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When you have a Tablet PC such as the Surface Pro 3, it is really easy to get stuck using OneNote for everything. After all, the two are a perfect match. But – there are plenty of other applications out there that can very effectively leverage the stylus. In this four part series I’m going to look at Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, giving real life examples of how I have used the stylus in the software for my classes, and then a quick how to guide if you want to get out and give it a go.Visit the author's original post

Audio:Video sychronisation in Camtasia – the DIY clapper board with OneNote “add-in” in action

Yesterday I wrote about the making of my own DIY clapper board with OneNote “add-in”.  Today I want to show how it works.  There is really only one way to do this – and that’s with a video.

The neat thing with using my version of the clapper was setting it up as the plane to focus on, so even though I wasn’t in the shot, I could focus in the correct place.  It made the setup really easy for the shoot.… Visit the author's original post

DIY clapper board with OneNote “add-in”

The clapperboard is one of the icons of movie making – who hasn’t seen the stereotypical board clapped followed by the directors shout “action”?  The clapper was invented in Melbourne, Australia, by F.W. Thring, and was two sticks hinged together to make the “clap”.  Over time the design changed to incorporate firstly a chalkboard slate and more recently a digital slate.

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The purpose of the modern day clapper board is three fold.  Firstly, the “clap” gives a visual and audio signal so that the picture (film) and sound (audio) can be synchronised for playback. … Visit the author's original post

The Twelve Days of Christmas according to a Microsoft in Education Expert Educator

Wondering just what you can do with a Microsoft Surface? Need to know more about how other educators are using them? This post will give you a bunch of ideas about the sue of Surface Pro 3 in education

Our Expert Educators in Australia and New Zealand are an amazing bunch of inspirational and innovative professionals. Matthew O'Brien has just written 12 blog posts in a row, highlighting a variety ways you can use the Surface Pro 3 in your classroom.… Visit the author's original post

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a GoPro to film class widely.

I really believe in learning observations – both formal and informal; self-observation and peer-observation; in person and video. I think that all of these are important. But today I am going to focus on video observations of learning. I’m not going to cover coaching, mentoring, observation protocols, trust, feedback or conversations – and these are all a really important part of the process of learning observations and can’t be ignored, but in the interests of brevity I just won’t cover them in this article – I’ll save that for another article down the track.… Visit the author's original post

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a GoPro to film class widely.

I really believe in learning observations – both formal and informal; self-observation and peer-observation; in person and video. I think that all of these are important. But today I am going to focus on video observations of learning. I’m not going to cover coaching, mentoring, observation protocols, trust, feedback or conversations – and these are all a really important part of the process of learning observations and can’t be ignored, but in the interests of brevity I just won’t cover them in this article – I’ll save that for another article down the track.… Visit the author's original post

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me – software to make a movie

Yesterday I started my twelve days of Christmas series, starting with an external webcam and how this is a useful piece of technology to leverage with a Tablet PC for education.  Today I want to look at the software we can use to leverage the webcam.

Oh – and this isn’t about making a movie – that just rhymed nicely!

There are some obvious software choices out there that work to capture video from the webcam.  You can use the software that comes bundled with the webcam (in the case of the Logitech C920, it’s not bad, but is very limited on the editing side). … Visit the author's original post

5th Graders Use Green Screen to Produce News Broadcast

This year our 5th grade news team has transitioned to a fully digital news broadcast using a school iPad, the DoInk Green Screen App, and iMovie.  The results have been amazing, and the students are learning video editing, production, communication, and critical thinking skills while developing innovative ways to keep the school informed of important events.

The Global Distance Teaching Project, in which our 5th graders create teaching videos of mathematical concepts for students from around the world in exchange for videos of those students teaching us other topics, is often featured on our news broadcast.  … Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Maths Worksheet Generator

Microsoft Maths Worksheet Generator


This is a 3 minute video that I created on 
How to use Microsoft Maths Worksheet Generator

Click to download the original video from OneDrive below.  (23 MB)


Download the software for free from the link below. (5.2 MB)

Why a Surface Pro 3 is different

For some reason, this advert was out nearly 3 months ago but I never noticed it. Maybe it's because at the time I didn't have a Surface Pro (in the same way that you don't notice how many identical cars there are on the road until you get one that's the same). Or maybe at the moment I'm following a lot of teachers on Twitter that have started to discover what having a device with an advanced digital stylus can mean for learning.… Visit the author's original post

How OneNote helps students with assignment, notes and getting organised

Yesterday I shared a video (How OneNote makes a classroom difference) from Carey Academy in North Carolina, who shared how they were using OneNote to support new ways of teaching and learning. Today, I’m going to share the next part of the story, which is their students’ perspective on how they use OneNote to support their learning through things like note-taking and helping organise assignments.

The thing I noticed in this is the way that the students talk about how it helps them to take control of their own learning – like the student who talks about handing in their homework assignments:

  imageYou can just do your homework.
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Napravili i mi svoj green screen

DSC09205Prošli tjedan smo u OŠ Popovača na satu informatike napravili svoj prvi green screen. Za izradu smo iskoristili stari karton i zeleni hamer. Vrlo jednostavno bez puno ulaganja :).

Pomoću tehnike green screen učenici su snimili zanimljive božićne čestitke.

I učenici i učitelji su se zabavili i ponešto naučili.

Pogledajte fotografije i čestitke koje smo snimili. Za prvi put odlično je ispalo.

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