Category Archives: keene-commons

Announcing Teacher Education Video Series Premiere and Faculty Spotlight Video

In early November 2012, Professor Nancy Lory stopped by CELT to request assistance with a potential video project having to do with the Teacher Education program at Keene State and the neighboring Marlborough Elementary School. About a week later, the project was underway, led by Dr. Lory and CELT’s resident Rich Media Specialist Ivy Roberts. Video production took place and interviews were conducted over the next few months.

Keene State College Apprentice Teachers took FlipVideo cameras into the Marlborough School classrooms and, while teaching lessons and managing play time, recorded their experiences to share it with a larger audience.

The project website was launched in December, and video post-production began in January 2013. Continue reading

Screencast-o-matic Screen Recorder

What is this and what is it good for?

Screencast-o-Matic is a web based service that allows you to create and host screen casts online. What, you might be asking, is a screen cast?! What a wonderful question. A screen cast captures your computer desktop as a video, and allows you to capture additional audio as voice over. “Huh?” If you’ve ever watched a video of computer screen with someone giving directions to you at the same time, you’ve seen a screen cast. Screencast-o-Matic is a free tool that allows you to record a 15 minute screen cast, and publish it online. Continue reading

Using Participatory Technology to Reach Students

“Talk to Larry” is the common response when asked who incorporates new participatory technologies in their teaching. Long considered a technology innovator, Larry has recently adopted the use of Twitter, blogs, and Skype into his teaching practice and found that his students are reaping the benefits. Guiding the adoption of such tools, Larry points to the opportunity for students to participate in global conversations: “…the underlying principle that goes along with this (adoption) is openness and participation and that all of these are tools that allow our students to talk with a larger audience to get their ideas out across the globe and, more importantly, gives them an opportunity to think about things from their classes outside of the classroom.”

Listen to the conversation between Larry, Danielle, Matt, and Jenny who discuss how their use of technology has broadened their learning opportunities:

Using Twitter, Skype, and blogs in the classroom from Jenny on Vimeo.