I am familiar with majority of these techniques but I was not aware that they were represented with acronymns or official titles. I have personally experienced many of these ED Tech terms since becoming an Arcadia scholar, faciliating classrooms and spreading knowledge as an educator, and various presentations and seminars. I would love to introduce some of these terms to my scholars when I return to the classroom and assist teachers implenting many of these ED tech strategies as well.
In former teacher T.J. Fletcher's honors chemistry class at Eagan High School, in Eagan, Minnesota, students worked in groups to conduct video interviews of local experts on a research topic of their choosing. (Look at information and examples of their completed projects.)
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"The biggest thing needed for this project is an analysis of your resources," says Fletcher, who notes that in a project such as this, the teacher is not going to be the expert in all areas. "By using your resources wisely and filling in the areas in which you lack expertise, the project becomes very doable. Plus, it's a great way to get the community involved."
"I let the students be the experts when it came to editing the videos," he adds. If a group lacked the needed editing skills, the students would set up tutorials outside of class. For easily obtainable editing software that's often free with a system, Fletcher notes that iMovie for Macs and Movie Maker for PCs are good places to start.
For inexpensive yet effective video cameras, he suggests trying Flip video cameras: "Their cost and durability make them an excellent choice for the classroom."
Tech Terms from the article excerpt
editing: a technique that may be used to altar digital media such as video or photography. Products can range with a scholar's creativity and use with programs such as Adobe, Avid, iLife, and other free products easily accessible to all computer formats.
iMovie: free video editing software included in the Mac operating system. Simple enough to create quality products with various uses across multiple disciplines. Movie Maker is the PC version.
flip video cameras: affordable high definition (HD) video cameras which scholar can import onto computers and create originally movies, skits, shows, and etc..., relevant to what they are learning.
The complete article may be found here http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-science-math-lessons.