Sunday, November 24, 2013

Movenote and Thankful!

I am so thankful for my new team! The other 3 Instructional Technology Specialists and I have been  designing some professional development for our campuses. Last Friday we tried it out on my campus.
Yes, the Friday before the Thanksgiving break! That is how awesome my school is... they let us invade their conference time for some fun sharing, some yummy snacks, and a free "Jean Day" coupon!

So, what was the professional development?
Take speed dating and blend it with technology ... ok . . . minus the dating, just tech speed sharing. We offered 4 choices and let the teachers pick 2... shared for 7 minutes, rotated to second option, then shared out!

The next few days I'm going to share the programs/apps we shared.

Speed Share #1 -  Movenote! it!

In a nutshell - Presentation software that allows you to drag and drop a pdf, image, slide presentation (Powerpoint), or doc into the application and then video/audio record with the presentation. Click through your slides as you narrarate.
  • Free!
  • Chrome Extension or website
  • Interfaces with Google Applications for Education 
  • Any device . . . any platform!
How are teachers using it?
Flipped classroom, differentiated instruction, presentations, center activities, or creating lessons for subs to show.

This is soooo quick and easy! Pull in your Powerpoint and then record. Once you are finished recording, you will get a URL to post or embed in a web page.

I created a cause and effect Powerpoint that was a partner activity with a mentor text.

Give it a try! You will love it and so will your students!


  1. Oh MY GOODNESS! I love this! I definitely want to try this! My students thought that the textbook website was hard to use. This will help me get some instructional time at home! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I know, right?!!! One of our teachers is about to go on maternity leave. She is going to use this for her lessons!
      When I first saw it, I thought of all my students that are hesitant to present to the class. This is a great alternative.
      Wait till you see the next one I'm sharing!

  2. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  3. Wow! How awesome :) I have never heard of this before, but I am SOLD! I'm off to check it out now :) Thanks for sharing, Charlotte!

    Joy in the Journey