Maintaining a positive Digital Footprint is an essential skill these days and although many of our students role models (celebrities, musicians & even politicians!) fail miserably, it is our duty as educators to support them and ensure that our students are able to make good choices...
This site, created in collaboration with Kimberley Leiske, a counselor from GWA Dubai, shares topical discussions, thought-provoking videos and useful links to other resources in order to support us all. Have a look!
Someone flagged an eSchool News post from way back in April, "Ten of the best virtual field trips" written by Meris Stansbury. It reminded me of a couple more go-to sites when I want to virtually explore the world - the next best thing to actually being there! Here are THREE online sites that are visually stunning (watch out though - these sites are genuine time stealers but are so worth it!) and can be used as a teaching resource in most subject areas...
Google Maps - Street View
Enjoy rediscovering our world...!
Maryam, a colleague from Winchester - Dubai, shared a thought-provoking video with me yesterday (see below) and it has inspired me to collate several of my favourite "educational technology" clips. I have brought them together here - and below.
What have I missed? What would you consider to be the some of the more inspiring or thought-provoking videos to do with education and technology? Please share as a comment to this post!
This is one of the biggest frustrations in our school - especially at this time of the school year. All the large files and photos have eaten a massive chunk of your inbox space and the dreaded 'INBOX FULL' message appears. The automatic response is to archive but I personally think there is a better way - that helps you manage and organise your emails better: use the 'large mail search' to delete the biggest emails... See below!
I've been contemplating whether or not to post this - even though I am proud of the accomplishment, I know nerves got in the way of the first one & a half minutes of my performance - and it makes me cringe each time I watch it!
BUT it was a great learning experience and as long as I forget about that first section (I advise you skip it!) AND THE AWFUL "MOVEMBER!", presenting for the prestigious TEDx was an honour...:
Youtube has become one of my primary sources of information; if I want to find out how to do something - how to change a tyre, how to fix my iPhone etc, Youtube has the answer. Increasingly, students are making the same choice - bypassing Google to find cheats for Minecraft and other such things. Even in class, Youtube often has the perfect clip within a longer video.
Below are some essential resources to support your use of Youtube
Safeshare is a great way to blank out all the extra stuff around the video - like the comments and the video suggestions. Just paste think into Safeshare and you are done :)
Keeptube allows you to download Youtube clips. This is especially useful in an unreliable internet connection OR if you want to reuse in your own video - after correctly citing your sources of course...! :)
Tubechop means that you can select the best bit from a Youtube video and create a link to that part - perfect for removing all the bad bits!
Hello, I am Tony Potts, Primary Assistant Principal at the American International School of Lusaka, Zambia. Please feel free to ask me ANY questions...
I was previously a tech integration specialist, ManageBac Coordinator, iPad Coach & ICT/MYP Design Teacher in the same school and before this I was the PK-12 Director of Digital Learning, ICT Coordinator, teacher and technology integration specialist at GEMS World Academy, Dubai.
Here are some of the sites that I have been involved in creating:
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