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CLASSROOM RESOURCES - HARDWARE

Document Camera - Elmo - Every Teacher has one
  • Used in conjunction with the ImageMate software, this tool can be used for capturing images, worksheets, books, and print materials
  • Interwrite Workspace can be used to annotate images displayed in ImageMate
  • Videos can be edited
Classroom Performance System (CPS) Response Pads - aka "Clickers"
  • Primary tool for student feedback
  • Utilizing Verbal Mode, teachers can receive instant feedback as a part of ongoing classroom discussion - no content creation necessary
  • All session responses are recorded for analysis
Flip Video Cameras
  • Use the flip camera of your choice to record your lesson
  • High-quality video that can be edited with MovieMaker
  • Best to use any video converter and convert to .wav before editing in MovieMaker
Headphones with mics for PC's

Microphones for PC's

VIDEO CREATION TOOLS

ImageMate Software for the Elmo
  • ImageMate is installed on every teacher laptop
  • Record audio and video as you teach from materials shown on the elmo
  • Record audio and video as you teach from your laptop screen
  • Elmo makes it very easy to switch from one device to the other
  • Videos can be edited with MovieMaker
Interwrite Workspace
  • Workspace is installed on every teacher laptop - it is what you use with a Mobi or Whiteboard
  • In the Toolbox area, select the Record and Playback Tool and click to record
Educreations
  • Easily record a whiteboard presentation from the Educations Website or an iPad App (works best with an iPad)
  • Many recording limitations, biggest of which is the inability to edit the videos
  • When sharing, be sure to make the video public if you wish to share with other teachers
VIDEO EDITING TOOLS

Microsoft Movie Maker
  • Easily import Interwrite Workspace recordings, edit out "glitches", combine video clips, insert media, and even create intro and ending credits for your lessons
  • Different version between Windows XP and Windows 7 versions, but functionality is the same
Need help?  Online MovieMaker Live (Windows 7) directions

Audacity
  • Create and edit audio for your videos
Any Video Converter
  • Easily convert your videos to different formats
  • Teachers concerned about students being unable to view *.wmv files on an Apple computer or iDevice can utilize this tool to convert videos into MPEG4 format
SHARING YOUR LESSONS

Google Sites Teacher Webpage

Google Classroom
  • Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student.  It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.  Students can keep track of what's due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click.  Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.
Edmodo
  • Edmodo is a free site that allows educators to create a private and secure environment for students.  With Edmodo, students can post videos and information without worry of the public seeing it.  Students do not need an e-mail address to join your class.  Accept assignment uploads, administer quizzes, and create polls... all in Edmodo!  
TCEA Flipped Classroom