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YouTube in the Classroom

May 11, 2016

With so many options for accessing media in the classroom, it can be difficult to navigate where to find the best content and how best to present it. There are more than 80,000,000 videos on YouTube. Some are great for a laugh, some are great to inform and some are incredibly inappropriate. Performing blind searches in front of your classroom is an easy way to run into a dead end — or worse. So where should you start?

  • Sticking to reputable channels such as Ted-Ed, National Geographic and Khan Academy guarantees quality.
  • If you like to watch silly, political or other videos that might be deemed inappropriate for the classroom, use a separate YouTube login for the classroom to avoid malapropos recommendations from popping up on the screen.
  • Get to know advanced search options so you can filter videos by creator, narrow topics and dates.
  • Be creative. Find videos of writers reading their own work and use them as a writing prompt. Share different perspectives by finding multiple videos on the same topic. Bring history alive with archive clips.
  • YouTube playlists saved and shared with your students can help reenforce your lessons and allow them to watch the videos over again at home.
  • Have students make their own videos and tutorials to share in class.

How have you used YouTube in the classroom? Do your students bring you videos to share? What are some pitfalls you have discovered?

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From the Podcast: Tech Trends with Keith Pomeroy

Technology Trends podcast from Allerton Hill Consulting for schools

April 21, 2016

This week’s show is a continuation about trends in technology. Carole welcomes back Keith Pomeroy, the Chief Technology Officer at Upper Arlington Schools in Ohio to fill us in on the latest and the greatest technology trends.

“You have to be open to flexibility… and you have to talk to kids. Pay attention to what’s happening in their world.”

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From the Podcast: 1:1 Technology Initiative in Your School

1:1 Technology Initiative in Schools : a podcast interview from Allerton Hill Consulting

April 11, 2016

Today’s show is about technology and 1:1 initiatives in public schools. Technology can be a great equalizer for students, but understanding all sides of implementation and day­to­day use is crucial to the success of any 1:1 technology program. Our guest is Keith Pomeroy, the Chief Technology Officer at Upper Arlington Schools in Ohio where they have recently successfully launched a 1:1 initiative.

“…changing what is possible in the classroom.”

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From the Podcast: What Does “Sociability” Mean & Why Is It Important For My School?

Technology in schools / advice from Blackboard.com from the We Love Schools Podcast

March 7, 2016

Dane Dellenbach, from Blackboard, talks with Joel about “sociability” – a way for schools to use all of their social media platforms all under one roof. Dane talks about technology, the value of keeping all of your district on the same page, and the difference between “good” and “bad” technology within the educational field.

“Celebrate everything. Small, big, it doesn’t matter. Your community wants to know.” 

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From the Podcast: A Technology Makeover for your Schools

Technology and Blended Learning on the Podcast

February 1, 2016

This week, Carol speaks with Mentor, OH Superintendent Matt Miller today about their tech makeover in Mentor and technology in our schools including the innovative concept of “blended learning”.

“Really good instruction infused with technology. Period.

“The relationship between the students and teacher is still the most important aspect. The technology piece just helps. — Matt Miller, Mentor, OH Superintendent

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