Thank you for listening in on the TCEA Microsoft Innovative Educator SkypeChat! This is the first in a series of Skype conversations with movers and shakers, educators blending Microsoft technologies into teaching, learning, and leading. My name is Miguel Guhlin (@mguhlin) and I am your host for the TCEA MIE SkypeChat. You can find more information online in the notes for this show at www.tcea.org/blog, as well as here.
On May 26, 2016, Dr. Tom Grissom (@tomgrissom) took a few minutes out of his busy schedule preparing teachers at Eastern Illinois University. Tom serves Eastern Illinois as the Director of the Instructional Technology Center (ITC for short). If his voice sounds familiar, you may have heard him via the TechTalk4Teachers podcast. You can access his podcasts on a variety of topics online here.
I approached Tom about one of his presentations, Exploring Doc-casting. Now, if you’re not familiar with Docs.com, a relatively new service from Microsoft, which Tom points out is about a year old from the time I recorded this conversation in May, 2016, it is a great service that allows you to publish resources there. I encountered Docs.com purely by accident while trying to share resources with TCEA Microsoft Innovative Educators (TCEA MIE – http://ly.tcea.org/tceamie1) and was immediately impressed with its features. Consider Pip Cleaves, an educator who shares her perspective on Docs.com:
I work in a middle years school in Inner West Sydney that is running a successful BYOD program. I wanted a way to share a student diary with our student population of approximately 900 students. I didn’t want to share; rather, I wanted to deliver a stand-alone OneNote notebook to any platform.
If you haven’t seen Angela’s Liberate Genius resources, you should definitely check them out. They stretch your mind about how to use tools like OneNote and Docs.com together. In our conversation, Tom and I explore some of the actual uses he has for Docs.com, OneNote.com, and Microsoft Sway.
Let’s go back in time to when Tom first began exploring Docs.com…
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As I have shared in the past, I've been exploring how to best accomplish tasks that I would usually use a laptop or desktop computer with an iPad. One of those tasks includes creating narrated slideshows that can be used to illustrate a concept and/or share information. BTW, allow me to acknowledge Dr. Tim Tyson's term, rough and ready quickcasts, which I stole from this blog entry. Thanks, Dr. Tyson!
Classroom teachers might find the creation of narrated slideshows--whether those are created with Powerpoint or a series of images arranged to effect--useful as a result of the recent reflection about the Flipped Classroom:The flipped classroom model encompasses any use of using Internet technology to leverage the learning in your classroom, so you can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. This is most commonly being done using teacher created videos (aka vodcasting) that students view outside of class time.It is called the flipped class because the whol…
Did you miss the announcement yesterday about the EdTech 2020 Virtual Conference? It's not too late to find out more about this exciting, first time event for Texas State University. The virtual, graduate student organized conference offers engaging virtual sessions. The sessions are available in both synchronous (Saturday, April 25, 2020) and asynchronous (video recordings) formats.
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