A cute graphic from User Generated Education.
TwitterChats for Professional Learning: Each week, educators from around the world take part in various conversations on Twitter known as “chats.” These conversations have become an excellent way for educators to connect on relevant topics, share resources and best practices, all while challenging each other’s thinking. The premise of a Twitter chat is simple. Each lasts for 60 minutes, moderators pose questions on a predetermined topic, and participants use a consistent hashtag (#) to communicate.
Click on the link above for a sampling of some of the chats available, and when they occur.
What is screencasting? Why would you want to record your computer screen, anyway? Well, I’m glad you asked! Recording what is happening on your screen can be a pretty useful tool for teachers who want to create video tutorials or presentations for their classrooms, and many teachers are using screencasting tools in their flipped classroom models. But before you delve into what you’re going to do with your screencast, take a few moments to learn about the tools that are available to do the actual recording. They range from free to fairly expensive ($299) and offer a variety of functionality from simple recording to quite complex video editing. We’ve selected a few that we know to be some of the most popular screencasting tools in use today by teachers, students, and many others.
Read the full article from Edudemic on 4 Popular Screencasting Tools Being Used in Education.
Looking to get into Twitter and not sure where to start? Try this 10 minute video from Erin Klein.
These are just a sample.
FYI… I have used many of these, and plan to check out the rest. Ask if you have any questions about my experiences with any of these tools.