Quickfire - You be the professor, you imagine the future

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Quickfire – You be the professor, you imagine the future

Now that you have an idea of the required reading list – reconstruct the ultimate year 3 experience Grab a planning calendar from MS Office templates or Google Docs Templates (or heck, just use plain old text) and -decide which readings to keep or chop- are there any that should be added? -spread the readings […]

Quickfire - Reading Assail

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Quickfire – Reading Assail

GOAL – summarize all the readings in the archive (posted yesterday) and how they connect to your (collective) discipline(s)/classroom(s)/personal interests 5 minutes – divide yourself into five teams and figure out how you’re going to divide and conquer the reading workload 30 minutes – summarize using an online social and collaborative tool Return and share

Google Teaching Academy - Quickfire

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Google Teaching Academy – Quickfire

Inspired by the Google Teaching Academy, this quickfire challenge is intended to prepare you to create a short 1 minute video on either Motivation & Learning or Classroom Innovation. About Google Teacher Academy: The Google Teacher Academy is a FREE professional development experience designed to help primary and secondary educators from around the globe get […]

Quickfire - Stop Motion

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Quickfire – Stop Motion

You will be placed in teams of four and given a haiku (in french) to visualize using stop motion techniques. (You may have to use Babelfish (or Jean Pierre) to translate the haiku.) Sean will give you a brief tutorial on how to make a basic stop motion video using the tools you have been […]

MAET Jing Off Quickfire

It’s time for the annual MAET Jing-Off! Here’s the challenge – as a group we’re going to create 10 screencasts, in 10 minutes! We did it last year (http://edublog.techsmith.com/2009/07/michigan-state-university-maet—its-a-jing-off.html) and now it’s time to raise the bar. We will put you into teams of 2 and you will have 1 hour to decide what the […]

Remix Reuse Recycle – Quickfire Challenge

Remix culture is a term employed by Lawrence Lessig to describe a society which allows and encourages derivative works. Such a culture would be, by default, permissive of efforts to improve upon, change, integrate, or otherwise remix the work of copyright holders. Lessig presents this as a desirable ideal and argues, among other things, that […]

Album Cover - Quickfire Challenge

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Album Cover – Quickfire Challenge

Congratulations on your band making it BIG!  Now you need to get a cover ready for your band’s debut album.  For this quickfire you will be using image editing tools to create a cover for your Band’s new album. Activities: 1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first random Wikipedia article you […]

iImage - Resources

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iImage – Resources

Digital Photo Editing 101 Now that the iImage project has been unveiled and you have begun to think of ideas to work with, this post should serve as a resources for several editing tools and examples. Images worth talking about… http://www.pdngallery.com/contests/photoannual/2010/ http://moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/henricartierbresson/#/ You Suck at Photoshop! – You’ve been warned… Getting started with Photoshop – […]

iVideo - Editing Resources

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iVideo – Editing Resources

Film 101 How can you spot expertise in movies and film? What does quality video or film look like? What makes it quality? iMovie users: Apple has provided a variety of short video tutorials on the features and common practices of creating videos in iMove.  Be sure to explore the following page as it contains […]

iVideo - getting the creative juices flowing...

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iVideo – getting the creative juices flowing…

Now that you have begun the  process of creating your iVideos, and are currently working on your storyboards I thought it would be a good idea to share with you some inspirational/informative videos that might help get your creative juices flowing.