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! Love...love...love 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.
- Chrome Extension or website
- Interfaces with Google Applications for Education
- Any device . . . any platform!
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!