Professional Development That Works

This presentation about ongoing professional learning in The Fish Bowl at Korea International School was presented twice. The first time at the Learning 2 Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, October and the second time at EARCOS Leadership Conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, November 2, 2014. The slide show below is from the EARCOS conference.

The […]

Keynote Hyperlinks Only Presentation

In Keynote 6.2, when you are making an interactive presentation and you do not want the user to be able to advance to the next slide, you can create a “Links Only” presentation. You would use this when the viewer of your presentation is clicking on objects that link to other slides. A vocabulary review, […]

Presentations At KORCOS Conference 2014

This year at KORCOS I very much enjoyed presenting two new sessions. The first, Kahlo Meets Coppola: Art, Activism, & Film, was presented with Sara Arno. It is the explanation of the unit we worked on together called Protest Art, that teaches students to use art to provoke a reaction to important social issues. All […]

Stop Motion Animation With iStopMotion

Today I had the opportunity to try out iStopMotion ($9.99). This is by far the best app I have seen for creating stop motion movies. It is very intuitive and easy to use. I think that most people would be able to teach themselves quite easily. The one feature that makes this app worth the […]

Light & Sound

Very cool room at the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Hollywood, CA. I’m not sure how they do this, but I wish I have a room like this one in college.

Good Vibrations – Learning About Sound

Recently Jay Hopp, a middle school science teacher told me he was going to teach a unit on sound and asked me if GarageBand might be a good tool to use to help the students understand sound better. I had no idea what he was teaching about, so I borrowed a text book and read […]

Camera Share

Last Friday (March 2, 2012) the @pple Meetup group had a “Camera Share.” We each brought in a favorite camera that we use either at school or personally. Below is the list of the cameras we shared:

Stop-Motion Animation Challenge 2

This is the second challenge for my middle school movie-making club that is creating stop-motion animations. The challenge is “Build Something.” Below is the animation I created as an example for this challenge. You can also take a look at Challenge 1 and the Movie-Making Club wiki, where I am documenting what we are doing.

Stop-Motion Animation 1

Next semester I will be sponsoring a middle school club that will be doing stop-motion animations. My idea for the club is to give the students several short projects at the beginning of the semester, and see where it goes from there. I have never taught this skill before, so I am making […]

Learning 2.011 Takeaways Part 2 – iPad Implementation

This is the second of three blog posts about my experience at the Learning 2.0 conference.

A very informative session I attended was on the implementation of iPads. The presenter, Sheldon Bradshaw from Western Academy in Beijing had recently implemented iPads into the school and was sharing with us some of what he learned throughout this process.

His […]