I am sure every conference you attend in the next few months will be showing this video. I am a fan!
Scratch 2.0 has recently been released albeit in Beta format and I am looking forward to trying it out with Code Club. Here are some links and videos to bring you up to speed.
I find that I keep watching this video from Mitch Resnik from MIT, the developer of Scratch and Scratch 2. It is worth watching until near the end where he showcases some of the features of Scratch 2.0. These are broken down more clearly in the second video below.
I have seen Miles Berry and others demo some of the new features in version 2, but this has to be the most comprehensive breakdown of what to expect.
The Infinite Thinking Machine is a great 5 minutes of fast paced US education focussed technology news and stuff.
Here is their latest episode, I particularly like their report on what teachers could learn from Youtube. While their list of tools to introduce programming include some tools even I’d not heard come across before.
Worth a 5 minute viewing
I will admit to “borrowing” a video here from my good online pal, Lisa Stevens. Someone who has inspired me for simply ages and someone who makes great cakes. Lisa created this video for the recent Teachmeet Twist event. Though it was only today that I got round to watching it and taking it all in. I have messed around with Skitch with my class, but Lisa brings another dimension to the app. I love this idea of using sketch to annotate and assist in a shape hunt. Last week i accompanied Year 1 on a shape hunt around the school buildings and outdoor area. We created mini videos of our findings, but on reflection it would be good to have included Skitch and have the children annotate what they saw. Skitch could also be a good way to talk about a photo with an adult, for example within a foundation setting.
Here are two more videos from Teachmeet iPad, which really are invaluable guides to two essential apps.My thanks to Lisa/ @lisibo who specially recorded her video for the evening for use at both TM iPad and TM Brum. Lisa talks about an app called Explain Everything, which can be a powerful way for children to demonstrate what their learning through animation and annotation. We also have a guide to one of my favourite apps, Book Creator, from the very knowledgeable @idletim from Bradford. Book Creator is a brilliant way for children to create their own ebook and the video provides a brilliant introduction for new users.
- iPad Events – Part 2 – Teachmeet iPad – the Videos – Joe Dale and Bev Evans (antsict.wordpress.com)
- iPad Events Part 3 – Teachmeet iPad – Steve Bunce and Huntz (antsict.wordpress.com)
- A Teachmeet on iPads (antsict.wordpress.com)
Here is another of our video presentations from Teachmeet iPad.
Steve Bunce, the Vital/ GBL man from the North, showed his commitment to innovation and CPD with this video. It has to be one of the most unusual, entertaining and fascinating Teachmeet video submissions I have seen. Steve takes us quite literally away from London and shows us examples of innovative ICT and apps in action. He then introduces us to the Huntz treasure hunting app.
- TeachMeet Mozilla Webmaker Edition: 6 October 2012 (dougbelshaw.com)