Share Your Creative Content for Teaching and Learning!
It’s time for another What Works Wednesday session to start the spring quarter off in a creative mood! Bring your favorite ideas, links and tools to share that you regularly use to create or present engaging instructional content. Do you create PDF or PowerPoint presentations? How about “explainer” videos? Have you ever used visual examples or simple animations to help students understand difficult concepts. Where do you find resources like this on the web? Where do you find free photos audio and video resources to use in your content?
Join us and share your tips for creating engaging instructional content!
Wed Apr 9, 2014
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Puyallup – C270
Come share your tips and secret software tricks you use to design your instructional materials, graphics, video or audio. View demos and try out new web applications – content curation tools like ScoopIt and Learnist, presentation applications like Prezi and Animoto,and fun and free graphics tools like Pixlr and PicMonkey. Learn about free Creative Commons sources for photos, audio, and video.
BONUS W3 Feature this week!
If you can’t join us in-person, we will be broadcasting and recording this session as a live webinar using BB Collaborate. This will be the first time we’ve tried a live webinar format and we hope it is successful enough to bring you future W3 sessions live on the web!
Use this guest link to join on Wednesday – the session space will open at 2PM. Live webinar will start at 2:30pm
These webinars use BlackBoard Collaborate as the webinar system and require that you have a headset and mic for optimal audio access. If you have never used Blackboard Collaborate before, please take some time to review how to set up your system to access a BB Collaborate session, or contact Ed Bachmann in the Pierce eLearning department for a tutorial on how to use Collaborate.
We also found this link to a very helpful resource for how to prepare to use Collaborate from Shoreline Community College eLearning department. Be sure you have the latest version of JAVA on your computer*.
An Animoto Demo to Inspire You!
Here’s an example of a free presentation web application you can learn to use in 15 minutes or less and create something really different or surprising for your next presentation or lesson in class. It was made with the free version of Animoto (a web video editor/creator) and free images from Creative Commons, Wikimedia Commons and some of my own images. Inspired by students’ favorite quotes about teaching and learning.