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/