Posts Tagged ‘21st century’

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Using Web 2.0 Video Tools

In Professional Learning,Tools on October 13, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , ,

discoveryeducation_com_web2_0Discovery Education, in partnership with CDWG,  has just released a  series of videos, entitled Web 2.0 Conquering  Technophobia.  Presented by the DEN gurus, Hall Davidson and Steve Dembo, these videos are short, easy to use and contain “just-in-time” information. Definitely worth a view.

You can follow Steve Dembo on Twitter @teach42 and Hall Davidson @HallDavidson.

Here’s one on Video Tools. It covers 3 very different tools:

  • Animoto.com: Create stunning movies by uploading your pictures and adding some music. Available in an education version.
  • Gizmoz.com: Create your own talking avatar.  Upload your own picture or select from a variety of famous characters. This is similar to Voki.com.
  • xtra normal.com: Referred to as a text to movie creator.  You simply just need to play with it.
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David Warlick

In Media awareness,Professional Learning,Research,Tools on March 11, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , , , ,

Today is a pretty exciting day. It’s David Warlick day!  Here is some information that he shared today:

Quotes from today’s session:

  • “We are preparing our children for a future we can not clearly describe.”
  • “We have 21st century learners in a 19th century school system.”
  • “Kids take their conversations with them and always stay connected with their friends.”
  • “The best skill to teach our children is to teach themselves.

David’s Twitter-like application “Knitter” was a great way of getting people involved in on-line discussions, including students, teachers and administrators.  Here’s David’s post about his day in Edmonton.