Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Screencast.com Media Roll

For those of you creating Jing movies for students one of the issues you may have had to deal with is managing and posting the movies themselves. (Unless you've purchased the "Pro" Account and are uploading to iTunes!)
With Media Roll, Screencast.com has taken the management off your hands! Now, Math teachers can create Jing videos for sections of a chapter, save them in a folder labeled with that chapter and then embedthe Media Roll for that chapter on sites such as Edline and Moodle!
If embedding is not an option, you can copy the RSS feed from each folder, and add that to your Moodle course or Edline Content.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

1:1 Laptop Learning Pilot-Another Milestone!

Last night we had Open House at South View Middle School, home of our first year 1:1 Laptop Learning pilot. We had a nice turn out and parents asked lots of good questions. They received the policy guide and forms they will need to bring with them next Saturday, when students will be coming to a final orientation prior to taking them home.
Next week, students will be going through training on Acceptable Use, Proper Care, Personal Safety and File Management, then taking a "Driver's License Assessment" to earn the privilege of 24/7 access. Below are the presentations for each of the units. I'd love some feedback!
Acceptable Use

Proper Care

Personal Safety