Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Building an interactive WWI timeline as a collaborative for History 20

During our study of World War I, my Grade 11 History students were intrigued by a number of the stories and battles that we were reading about. Out of this grew a project where each student picked an event that took place during the war and then produced a video or presentation to tell its story. The best place to collect these stories seemed to be a timeline. Students independently researched, wrote about and produced a video or presentation in the format of their choice and then we assembled them together on an interactive timeline, using Time Toast. Some of the tools that the students used to create their videos or presentations included Prezi, YouTube Video Editor, Wideo and the trailer feature on the iMovie App for the iPad.

Students were also asked to create multiple choice questions that their classmates could answer while watching their video that we assembled into Socrative. Students then presented their projects and while we were viewing the videos, we responded to their multiple choice quizzes.  A great way for students to stay engaged while watching numerous presentations.

Please check out our interactive timeline: Histoire 20 Collaborative WW1 Timeline

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Integrating Technology into the Classroom

On March 13th, 2013, I had the pleasure of presenting to the University of Regina Education Student Society about the integration of technology into the classroom. A variety of topics were covered during the two hour session.

Here is my presentation:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Skype and BYOD - Thom Tech Tool Showdown

On March 7, 2013, Krista Gates and I presented a session to our fellow teachers at Thom Collegiate about how to use Skype in the classroom and how to integrate student owned devices into your practice. Here is our slidedeck from the presentation: