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Working towards understanding how 21st Century and student learning can occur in the same space

Google Slides in Education – So many ways to engage in the classroom

Hey readers, Thanks to Kasey Bell and Matt Miller for their inspiration on this post regarding Google Slides. Kasey and Matt like to refer to Slides as the Swiss army knife of Gsuite because of its variety. As this school... Continue Reading →

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Google Sheets – Tips and Tricks

Hey readers, Over the past few months, I have attended a number of different professional development sessions with the aim of further developing my ability to work with the wide range of G-Suite tools. In addition to completing my Level... Continue Reading →

#TTPlay 2018 Conference – Learning and innovation comes together

Hey readers, Over the recent school holidays here in Australia, I attended the Teach Tech Play Conference , where my title suggests there was plenty of learning and innovation shared amongst the many educators from around the world that attended... Continue Reading →

Preparing to Present at #TTPlay2018 – How using Design Thinking encourages students to be creative

Hey readers, Preparing for the upcoming Teach Tech Play Conference I am wanting to develop a list of topics on what to present based around the idea of Design Thinking and how whether it allows students to be creative in... Continue Reading →

Data and Motivation – Using both to build rapport with my students

Hey readers, As I mentioned in my previous post, this year will see the beginning of a new journey that will have plenty of new experiences with needing to learn new subjects and curriculum, building rapport with new students but... Continue Reading →

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Hey readers, This past weekend I participated in an online chat based on looking forward to 2018 but also looking back on the things that we have achieved in 2017. Whilst this usually for me is a challenge to reminisce... Continue Reading →

Easily create a TV studio in your classroom with TouchCast

Hey readers,

Thanks to Steve Brophy for the inspiration in learning how to use TouchCast with my students. This post is all about how best to use this tool and to have the ability to work collaboratively to create your own professional looking video presentation.

Till next time,

Rossman

transformative learning

Having a school run TV studio is a pipedream for many schools and for those that have one up and running, there is a tremendous amount of work required to get the final product polished. Planning and researching the content, rehearsing and taping the segments, setting up the designated space, editing, the list goes on… A list long enough to stop people before they begin.

But what if you could really simplify this process and allow the students to lead it?

This is where TouchCast Studio comes in.

TouchCast Studio is a free iPad application that allows students to create ‘smart videos’ which the viewer can interact with. By that I mean, a viewer does not simply just watch the video but they can interact with the displayed content. Our 1:1 iPad program is from Year 3-6 and TouchCast Studio is one of the most heavily used creation applications due to…

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#aussieED chat – The Power of a PLN

Hey readers, Building on one of my goals for 2017 was to start leading professional learning opportunities in the form of presenting at conferences as well as be a part of more online chat sessions on Twitter and other forms... Continue Reading →

Innovation – Not being afraid of trying something new

Hey readers, It has been a while since my last post, however it hasn't gone without plenty of learning new things and teaching a range of different classes. The basis behind this post is around being Innovative, especially not being... Continue Reading →

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