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Friday, July 9, 2010

Tool #9 Jing and Skype

Jing and Screencast-
One of the biggest things my students and I get frustrated with is having short, detailed tutorials for the different programs and tasks they utilize. By taking advantage of Jing and utilizing up to five minutes of video time on Screencast, my students can create their own tutorials for various programs and tasks. (This would even be great for teachers learning new technology tools, etc.) I think it would be really empowering to create your own tutorials and even create lessons on topics of interest for students.
Over the past five years Skype has been used around our house. Using it to connect with other teachers, schools, students, and just interesting folks throughout the world will encourage greater understanding of various cultures, procedures, techniques, and current events in others lives. I think the uses are endless especially if turned over to students to generate ways to connect to others. I'm looking forward to this year!

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