During the first meetings of my Leadership in Technology College of Education course (ED 6270) at Madonna University I have used some short YouTube movies for both the face-to-face and online versions of the course.
Developing Professional Learning Networks
This is a one minute movie about an Australian teacher training program that shows teachers the benefits in using Twitter. After watching it, my students-- all full time teachers-- wanted me to prepare a lesson on it as well.
An Illustration of Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture
During our first class we looked at Reuben Puentedura’s SAMR Model, agreeing that at its very basic
level, the “flipped classroom” is more of a case of technology allowing for substitution of lecture supplied by technology for a live lecture. In other words, it is not a “game changer” so much as a new strategy for using conventional methods. instruction rather than redefinition. Jackie Gerstein’s video suggests ways to attain redefinition of instruction through flipping.
Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture
This is a fascinating video with all kinds of implications. I am asking my students to reflect on the educational ramifications in our online discussion forum.
Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education's Death Valley
Ken Robinson is a titan of the TEd Talks series. We are going to use his latest video as a way to break ground on pour big professional development project.