What I’m Curating: Animated Video Tools (Kinetic Typography, RSA Animate, etc.)

I have realized that there are a number of new tools to do animated video creation, and I wanted to start a running list. Please comment on this post if you have others that you are using:

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What I’m Using: Explee (Create RSA Animate-style videos with a pretty amazing editor)

I just saw this, and I feel like it does a better job than Powtoons. Really fun!

Explee – Create engaging and memorable animated videos – Explee

Videos people will remember Explee is the application that allows you to create visual and dynamic animated videos.

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Project Roundtable: How should we (teachers and leaders) plan our own Summer PD?

*Once you RSVP, please put your info on the Planning Doc*: http://bit.ly/summerpdroundtable

*Roundtable Audience*: 
The audience for this roundtable is teachers and leaders who are asked to do and learn a lot of things over the summer, but who would like to start putting together their own plan for summer professional learning. 

*Roundtable Purpose*:
The purpose of this roundtable is to explore all of the things we could be doing during the non-instructional time of "the summer" to choose our own paths through professional learning.…

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How Are You Defending The New And Promoting The Good?

In this podcast episode I explore how it is that we communicate about new projects that we are working on. I pose the question of how we defend those new projects, promote good things that are happening within our schools and districts, and how it is that we engage people in the process of conversation and communication so that it garners their attention.…

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What I’m Learning: How to make a school-level EdCamp Work

Special thanks to Jay Vean, who made this happen in Cherry Creek. I can’t wait to see more schools adopting this model for their PD.

Redesigning Education Through Technology: The EdCamp PD Model: Have a Go

Last week my colleagues and I organized a morning of powerful professional learning for an elementary school in our district.

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Introduction to Project Cam Opener

In this video I explain the basics of Project Cam Opener, an initiative in Denver Public Schools to give 200 teachers and leaders a video creation toolkit, a network of support made up of fellow teachers and leaders, and highly personalized Professional Learning for both using the toolkit and improving practice.…

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What I’m Learning: Student Badges with Google Apps

While it doesn’t actually talk to the Open Badges backpack, I really do like how well integrated it is into Google Apps. I also really like how thorough the how to is. Nice work Mr. Russell!

Mr Trussell Maths: How To Create A Student Badge Leaderboard Using Google Apps

This year I’ve been developing the role of ‘Digital Leader’ in my school to support our move to BYOD.

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Project Roundtable: How Can Hangouts Transform Teacher Collaboration?

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*Hangout Purpose*: The purpose of this roundtable is to explore all of the ways in which Google+ Hangouts can and will transform the collaborations happening synchronously and asynchronously between teachers and leaders around the world.…

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Is Access our Strategy for Equity?

A Carcast about how we might be able to focus on Access as our strategy for reaching all students and meeting their needs.

It stemmed from a roundtable on the topic of Access and Equity in 1:1 or BYOD programs, which you can find here: https://plus.google.com/events/cacm97a08ckpdbc8p2v74m89628…

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