Sharing an iPad Resource for Thursday

iMovie is an amazing tool that many do not take advance of using.  

Glen Weibe, ( former Kansas History teacher and now doing professional development full time through the educational service center, ESSDACK.  Glen’s blog, History tech, is full of great resources each day,  but today, his post is full of good ideas for using iMovie. I think you will find it inspirational and maybe give you an idea for using iMovie in your course.  I have also included a resource for learning to use iMovie.  Our students learn iMovie in DED 318.

This book requires the iTunes U app.

Teaching with Movies: 20 tools for integration

by glenn weibe on February 18, 2015

Four times a year, I get the opportunity to work with 25-30 classroom teachers as part of an ongoing professional learning community. We chat about all sorts of things. Video games. Primary sources. Technology integration. Literacy standards.

Today, we spent the morning chatting with Don Gifford, KSDE social studies guru, about the upcoming state assessment and sharing strategies for encouraging discipline-specific writing skills. Evidence-based termsWriting prompts. Good stuff.

The afternoon?  


We started by spliting up into two imaginary groups – parents and teachers. Each researched the following question:

Should movies be part of the instructional practice in a social studies classroom?  (any classroom)

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Tech Edge: iPads in the Classroom Weekly VideoCasts...EXCELLENT

Guy Trainin,  University of Nebraska has been creating a series of Podcasts, 150 episodes so far.  One each week and only about 5 minutes in length.  

Here is the link to the Tech Edge: iPads in the Classroom YouTube channel to find all the episodes.  The most recent is about using Padlet in the Classroom. There is much to learned in only 5 minutes each week, I encourage you to check them out and subscribe.  Also available in iTunes.