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Thousands of innovative, standards-aligned digital resources, compelling student experiences, and professional development opportunities.

A mighty useful free resource that had up until now escaped my attention. If you are a teacher of any grade looking for an easy to use professional resource site then just head over to the PBS Learning Media website and have a wander through it yourself. Highlights for me include:

  • Content by calendar - content by major holidays, observances, important dates, and themes
  • Assign lesson and quizzes to students by generating a simple URL to share
  • Browse by grade and subject
  • Lessons complete with free media spanning multiple subjects for preschool through 12th grade.
  • Cost-free K-12 interactive websites, videos, eBooks, images and sound files.
  • Curious George videos.
  • A digital storyboard that students can also use. I've not tried this as yet.
Subject areas:
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Math
  • English language arts and literacy
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Luke's Way of Looking by Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley


Made in iMovie
This high quality multimodal text / video introduces the ideas behind Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley's delightful Luke's Way of Looking. It is designed for Years 1 and 2 but equally suited for ages 5 to 10 and up. I suggest setting this video to watch as flipped classroom homework, or use in class as a way into the book. Potential enquiry questions include:
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Apps for making flipped classroom videos

Apps for making flipped classroom videos

I attended a wonderful PD session over the weekend. Explain Everything came recommended for use by teachers and students.

For making flipped classroom videos it seemed a breeze. It doesn't have the interactive quizzes found in PowerPoints Mix, but I can just export the completed movie into that.

For students we were shown some great classroom examples. I'll write up more later. The video below shows the potential.

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The Flipped Class: Which Tech Tools Are Right For You?

Fantastic. This video from Edutopia's YouTube Channel.

Edutopia is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process through innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives.

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How NOT to make a flipped classroom screencast

Five minutes of what NOT to do when creating screencasts for flipped learning. From

Jerry Overmyer. Visit Flipped Learning for more videos.

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Author: Hi, I’m Tim from The Magic Crayons. I am a GradDipT, CELTA, and CELTYL qualified Primary and Kindergarten Teacher from the UK working at a Tokyo International School as an English Language Support teacher (ELS/EFL). IT Integration Specialist, and Teacher Librarian. This blog reflects my Graduate Diploma in Teaching studies with the University of South Queensland, Australia, PD, and ICT in the classroom interests. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I have tried in my own classes.
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