One goal of this Ed.S. program is to prepare you to take the leadership role in the area of instructional technology at your schools. This assessment is designed to assist you to reach this goal by creating video tutorials for your fellow teachers to view.
Your task is to produce a video to introduce a tool/website/app to your fellow teachers. The choice of the tool/website/app is yours. You can pick one from the text, Untangling the web or Websites and Apps for Teachers. If you want to pick one that is not listed, please contact the instructor first.
There are two options to “film” your video. The first method is to use screen capture program, such as Camtasia or Screencast-O-Matic when the tool is web-based or desktop-based. If the tool is app based, you need to use a smartphone to videotape your introduction and operation of the app.
Post Production (Optional)
After your tutorial is recorded, you might want to edit and take out the segments that you are not satisfied with. Remember, this video tutorial will be uploaded to your professional portfolio for public viewing. You want to present the best of your works.
- Pick one tool/website/app that you want to introduce to your fellow teachers. You can choose any tool/website/app from text (Untangling the web: 20 tools to power up your teaching).
- Use screen capturing software or smartphone to film your introduction of this tool/website/app.
- In the video, you need to:
- describe the primary purpose of the tool/website/app
- introduce the basic functions of the tool/website/app
- demonstrate in details how teachers can integrate the tool/website/app into their teaching practices
- demonstrate how students can use this tool/website/app as a learning tool
- provides a summary of the tool/website/app
- conclude with your insights.
- Post production (optional): edit your video by trim out the unwanted segments.
- Upload your video to YouTube.
- Create a new page on your Weebly site and label it appropriately.
- Embed your YouTube video onto this new Weebly page and also provide a short description of the tool/website/app (between 100 – 200 words).
Submitting and Posting
- To submit your work, post URL of your Weebly page to the corresponding link under Submissions inside Moodle before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the following Monday.
- After the submission of the text, post URL of your Weebly page to the corresponding link under Weebly Pages inside Moodle before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the following Monday.
Grades on your work will be based on the following seven criteria (1 pt for each). Read it carefully to get a sense of the instructor’s specific expectations.
- If the video describes the primary purpose of the tool/website/app
- If the video introduces the basic functions of the tool/website/app
- If the video demonstrates in details how teachers can integrate the tool/website/app into their teaching practices (2 pts)
- If the video demonstrates how students can use this tool/website/app as a learning tool
- If the video includes a summary of the tool/website/app
- If the video conclude with some insights
- If a short description of the tool/website/app is included