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Coming soon: Training Videos

online classesWe’re weeks away from offering (free) videos to show you how to use all of the tools and features mentioned in the K-8 tech curriculum. One of our great Ask a Tech Teacher ccrew, Mr. David Kinane. agreed to use his prodigious recording talents to put these together for educators.If you haven’t met David, Here’s a bit about him (from his website):

David has been Head of IT at a secondary girls school in the UK.  He has been Head of IT at a large Auckland Intermediate School as well as Director of IT at a large Auckland primary school.  David also spent a period of time working for Team Solutions at the University of Auckland, where he was the Secondary Schools Elearning Facilitator.  David has presented on elearning at conferences in Europe, Australia and all over New Zealand and has been interviewed twice by EdTalks.  David is a regular contributor to Interface Magazine and has written articles for Edudemic Magazine.

These videos are designed for educators who: 

  • use the SL tech curriculum
  • teach tech
  • teach a grade-level class and want to integrate tech into it
  • are an integration specialist, supposed to know ‘everything about anything tech’
  • would like to help students meet the Common Core tech requirements

So far, we have:

  • Animoto
  • Audacity
  • Audioboo
  • Bitsboard
  • Edcanvas
  • Evernote
  • Excel
  • Explain Everything
  • Google Storybuilder
  • Haiku Deck
  • Photobabble
  • Puppet Pals
  • Vokis
  • Wikispaces

We’re planning a day-after-Labor-Day (first Monday in September for those non-American chaps) launch.

Here’s an example of David’s glorious tutorials:

Looking for a specific training video? David’s putting a schedule together of future tapings. Leave a comment below and let us know what you’re interested in!