Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 26

 “I think that when we choose our sources, and formulate our questions, we need to pay real attention. For we are beginning the process of making our history.” ~Brent, teacher enrolled in PBS TeacherLine’s course, Connecting with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

 

 

 

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Is Snapchat Linked to Learning Opportunities?

Recent headlines reference Snapchat, a 2011 multimedia messaging app created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown:

Snapchat Wednesday introduced a new type of augmented-reality-enhanced interactive lens, Snappables, calling them the first shared AR experiences on the messaging application. (Adweek)

Also Wednesday, Snap’s stock tanked a day after the company acknowledged it’s testing a redesign of the Snapchat redesign. (Deadline)

Is there a way(s) to include Snapchat as a Mobile tech affordance in classroom, online, hybrid instruction? 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 20

“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal,” she said…You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent.” ~Barbara Bush, 1925 – April 17, 2018

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Sharing Resources from the Library of Congress

PBS Teacherline’s course, Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress begins today (April 18), and I am grateful to facilitate this course!

This is a resource-rich course for educators, administrators, parents…anyone who wants to learn more about the Library of Congress and their resources. We also delve a bit into the topic of copyright, a timely topic at any time.

This post will be updated frequently as an archival record of the resources that we, as a class collective, discover as we explore the resources at the Library of Congresshttps://www.loc.gov/. Please feel free to join our participatory partnership- leave a comment, share a resource you find, and/or the way(s) you will include Library of Congress resources in your instructional practice. 


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Library of Congress Blog: Selecting primary source documents for your classroom:
Part I
http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2011/07/selecting-primary-sources-part-i-knowing-your-students/
Part II
http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2011/07/selecting-primary-sources-part-ii-considering-historical-context/

Library of Congress Blog: Finding and use primary sources:
http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/05/library-of-congress-search-making-it-easier-to-find-and-use-primary-sources/

April 26 Update:
Jackdaws resource (David): https://www.jackdaw.com/p-292-japanese-american-internment-camps.aspx
BreakoutEDU:  https://www.breakoutedu.com/gamesold1/  (David)

April 27 Update: (Teague)
Interactive Primary Source Analysis Tool: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/primary-source-analysis-tool/  
May 5 Update: 

“Fair Use Is A Right” featuring the Dramatic Chipmunk

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Creating a media file from powerpoint: The Images of Aging Photo Contest

The 8th Annual 2017-2018 Images of Aging photo contest features endearing photos depicting active aging submitted by the best students at ACU, including Emily Adams We’ll announce the contest winners tomorrow!! Usually, we run a continuous feed powerpoint, but I wanted more of a video experience. Duplicating the upload process for the photos seemed… cumbersome.

I took my powerpoint and saved it as a Windows media file using the following steps:

  1. Open the powerpoint file
  2. Click “Save As” and give the file a name in the File name box
  3. Click “Windows Media Video” from the “Save as Type” dropdown list and then click “Save.” 
  4. Your PowerPoint presentation is now saved as a video file. 4.
  5. Run from your laptop or log in to social media accounts such as Facebook
  6. There will be a short delay while the file is uploaded and processed

 

1ImagesOfAgingPhotosAllPhotos- video opens in a new window

 

See more information at our “Images of Aging” blog.

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Week 4 Voki message for PBS Course Learners

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Ed Tech After Dark- Join the peer-to-peer discussion tonight

 

#edtechafterdark

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Chromebook Accessibility Features Every Teacher Should Know about

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 6

“We also know that increasing vocabulary knowledge has a direct impact on comprehension and plays a role in overall school success.” ~Robert Marzano, Marzano’s  Six-Step Vocabulary Process, Marzano’s Top 10 Characteristics of Effective Vocabulary Instruction  

This week’s quote is courtesy of Paula, in PBS TeacherLine’s course, An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction

Vocabulary Word cloud

 

 

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Helping High School Researchers Develop Questioning and Research Skills- IC4 Research

Several action item requests emerged from the recent IC4 Advisory Board meeting. One of the action items came from teachers who noted that high school students needed opportunities to develop research skills in other courses besides ELA and the traditional research paper project.

I am working on just such a resource. One of the main starting points for all research is the ability to wonder and then turn wonder into an essential research question.

Given that most students learn best from visual resources, I’m using the StoryboardThat app to create the masthead for the emerging researchers resource.

 

ResearchPageMastheadTeague

 

 

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