Friday, October 13, 2017

Using Techsmith's Camtasia to Produce Videos with Interactive Hotspots




The Canisius College Education Technologies Program uses Techsmith’s Camtasia to produce interactive videos with hotspots for their online graduate students. These videos  have embedded links to Google Docs, files, web links, and other videos. Program Director and professor, Dr. Ron Kotlik, uses these hotspot videos to give busy graduate students the ability to engage with course content completely within a video. In the video below, Kotlik explains how he uses these videos and provides examples of hotspot capabilities.



About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These courses also prepare students to take the Google Certified Education Level 1/Level 2 and Flipped Learning Level 1/Level 2 Certification exams. This program is perfect for K-12 teachers who already have their initial certification in their content area and are seeking professional certification. Students focus on the purposeful use of technology for teaching and learning with a major emphasis on the application of technologies for content literacy. Classes start 10/23.

Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Digital Storytelling & WeVideo

In our online course EDT 506: Research Methods: New Literacies our students learn how to use Digital Storytelling in any subject and grade level to empower students to be creative learners. Classes start: 10/23

Digital Storytelling can be defined as: Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. There are a wealth of other terms used to describe this practice, such as digital documentaries, computer-based narratives, digital essays, electronic memoirs, interactive storytelling, etc.; but in general, they all revolve around the idea of combining the art of telling stories with a variety of multimedia, including graphics, audio, video, and Web publishing.”

We teach our graduate candidates how to use WeVideo, a web-based video editing tool, to create Digital Storytelling projects with their own students. Below are a series of videos created by Canisius College Education Technologies Professor Ron Kotlik detailing how to begin using WeVideo. There are also some great sample projects created by his own students.






















About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These courses also prepare students to take the Google Certified Education Level 1/Level 2 and Flipped Learning Level 1/Level 2 Certification exams. This program is perfect for K-12 teachers who already have their initial certification in their content area and are seeking professional certification. Students focus on the purposeful use of technology for teaching and learning with a major emphasis on the application of technologies for content literacy. Classes start 10/23.

Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Screencasting Part 1 - Flipped Learning, WeVideo, Google CS, & Scratch

Students in the Education Technologies Program learn how to make videos through screencasting and then apply the techniques to a flipped learning model. In this example, Rebecca Braungart used WeVideo (a web-based video production tool to record her screen and produce a finished video for her students (www.wevideo.com). These 6th grade students were required to use their ELA skills to make a creative story and then animate that story with coding skills learned with Google CS (https://www.cs-first.com) and a program called Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu). The screencast was given to students to assist them in completing the tasks. This example demonstrates the power of applying flipped learning methods with education technologies to empower students to take learning to the next level. Classes start 8/28.



About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These courses also prepare students to take the Google Certified Education Level 1/Level 2 and Flipped Learning Level 1/Level 2 Certification exams. This program is perfect for K-12 teachers who already have their initial certification in their content area and are seeking professional certification. Students focus on the purposeful use of technology for teaching and learning with a major emphasis on the application of technologies for content literacy. Classes start 8/28.

Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Friday, July 28, 2017

Our Online MS Leads to Multiple Certifications

The Canisius College Education Technologies Online Masters Program leads to New York State certification as an Educational Technology Specialist.  These courses also prepare students to take the Google Certified Education Level 2 and Flipped Learning Level 2 Certification exams. This program is perfect for K-12 teachers who already have their initial certification in their content area and are seeking professional certification. Students focus on the purposeful use of technology for teaching and learning with a major emphasis on the application of technologies for content literacy. Classes start 8/28.



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About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students. Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Earn CTLE Credit, Google Educator Level 1, & Flipped Learning Level 1

The Canisius College Education Technologies Program offers a four course Advanced Certificate that can be used for CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) credit. These online courses also prepare students to take the Google Certified Education Level I exam and the Flipped Learning Level I Certification exam. Classes start 8/28.




About the Education Technologies and Emerging Media Program at Canisius College: The Education Technologies and Emerging Media Programs are innovative and fully online. The Master's Degree program is designed to prepare classroom teachers for New York State (NYS) certification as an Educational Technology Specialist (grades PreK-12). A degree option is also available for students not interested in NYS certification. These programs are designed to teach students how to use technology in the classroom in a purposeful way to enrich and enhance learning and motivate their students. Learn more at http://www.canisius.edu/education-technologies/