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The vidcast that is created by teachers for teachers. Do you have a great idea, learning resource, skill, advice, or experience you feel could help other teachers using technology to enhance their students' learning experiences? Send your text, photo, audio recording, video recording, link, or any other medium you'd like and it will become a part of a future TILT broadcast! Email tilttv@gmail.com

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The vidcast that is created by teachers for teachers. Do you have a great idea, learning resource, skill, advice, or experience you feel could help other teachers using technology to enhance their students' learning experiences? Send your text, photo, audio recording, video recording, link, or any other medium you'd like and it will become a part of a future TILT broadcast! Email tilttv@gmail.com

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Thanks for the additions!

By Sean Martinson - Feb 22 2006
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I'm glad to see there's been added content. These are the kinds of things I like to watch and as I start preparing and working with Video Podcasting on my own (Technology 4 Teachers), I can see many aspects of the TILT podcast that are useful to teachers. Danny provides walk-throughs with examples that teachers can relate to. When you finish a TILT podcast your wheels are spinning and you're thinking about ways to use what he's shown you. Thanks Danny! Sean Martinson

iTunes Ratings

4 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Thanks for the additions!

By Sean Martinson - Feb 22 2006
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I'm glad to see there's been added content. These are the kinds of things I like to watch and as I start preparing and working with Video Podcasting on my own (Technology 4 Teachers), I can see many aspects of the TILT podcast that are useful to teachers. Danny provides walk-throughs with examples that teachers can relate to. When you finish a TILT podcast your wheels are spinning and you're thinking about ways to use what he's shown you. Thanks Danny! Sean Martinson

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TILT - Teachers Improving Learning with Technology

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The vidcast that is created by teachers for teachers. Do you have a great idea, learning resource, skill, advice, or experience you feel could help other teachers using technology to enhance their students' learning experiences? Send your text, photo, audio recording, video recording, link, or any other medium you'd like and it will become a part of a future TILT broadcast! Email tilttv@gmail.com

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TILT - Create a Classroom Magazine with PowerPoint

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Microsoft PowerPoint is software which is present in most of our schools, however it can be used for so much more than presentations. In this episode, you'll see how PowerPoint can be used to create a beautiful classroom magazine. While the screencast demonstrates PowerPoint 2007, 2003 can also be used.

Project ideas include:

  • Thematic articles (e.g. poetry magazine, global citizenship magazine)
  • Subject-specific (e.g. math magazine)
  • Student portfolio magazine for each student (e.g. work samples, reflections, interviews, etc.)
  • Cross-class magazine (e.g. collaborative project between two or more classes)
Publishing options include:
  • Print copies with services such as HP's MagCloud
  • Online publishing services such as Youblisher
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Mar 05 2010

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Student-created Graphic Organizer Activities to Enhance Visual Literacy & Deepen Learning

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Having students create their own graphic organizers with key words or phrases, multimedia, connections, color, and layout can be a great way for them to develop visual literacy and thinking skills, construct and represent knowledge, and show the connections between their ideas and understandings.

In this episode, participants will be shown specific examples of three different types of graphic organizers for different purposes:
  • Compare and Contrast Map
  • Concept Map (in the form of an opinion composition)
  • Hierarchy/Classification Map (in the form of a decision tree)
These three graphic organizers will be demonstrated using three tools which are free or readily available for most students:
  • PowerPoint (not just a slide show tool anymore!)
  • Prezi zooming presentation tool
  • Glogster EDU multimedia poster tool
The ideas shared and discussed with participants will be consistent with the social constructivist classroom in a Universal Design for Learning environment.
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Jan 28 2010

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TILT - Multiple Unique Email Addresses for Student Web 2.0 Services Using a Single Gmail Account

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There are many excellent web 2.0 tools that can enhance learning and allow students to communicate what they know, such as Animoto.com/education, Prezi.com, and GoAnimate.com. One of the issues for teachers, however, is that some of these tools require unique email addresses for each user. In this episode, you'll learn how to create numerous unique email addresses for web 2.0 account registrations instantly using a single Gmail account.
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Dec 08 2009

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TILT - iPhones in Classrooms

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In this episode, we'll look at four elements of the iPhone which make it a great educational tool for a teacher and students:
  • Still/video camera and apps to edit/enhance photos (00:43)
  • Audio recorder (04:15)
  • iPod/iTunes (05:04)
  • Blogging apps (07:31)
Show links: None this episode
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Oct 03 2009

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TILT - Slideshows and Video Projects to DVD the Easy (and Free) Way

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The thought of burning photo slide shows, PowerPoint presentations, and video projects to DVD as a way of sharing schoolwork with home is desirable to many teachers. With Windows XP however, too often it means having to buy software.

In this episode, you'll see options for converting these projects and burning them to DVD which are easy and which involve using free, trusted software.

Show Links:
DVD Flick Website
Microsoft Photo Story 3
Windows Media Encoder 9
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Mar 30 2008

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TILT Episode 6 - Educational Blogging Part 1

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In this episode we'll begin to examine the learning possiblilities with student blogging. We'll briefly look at some issues associated with student bloging and go for a quick tour of some free blogging platforms for educational blogging. We'll finish by taking a look at ways which parents, teachers, and students can view numerous updated blog entries (RSS Syndication) all in one place.

Show Links:

Blogger
Blogging Legal Guide
Teachers' TV
Blogger in the Classroom - Pete McKay/Sandra Gluth
LearnerBlogs
SuprGlu
Blogmeister
21Publish
NetVibes
Google Reader
R-Mail
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May 20 2007

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TILT Episode 7 - Multimedia Animation Using PowerPoint

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In this episode, we look at 3 techniques students (and teachers) can use to create animations in PowerPoint:
1) Custom animation built into PowerPoint (2:27)
2) Keyframe animation with 'Duplicate Slides' and/or with sprites (7:25)
3) 'Flash-once' animation (10:41)

I've used all 3 types of animation with kids for different purposes, but by and large the most effective activities I've done are ones that involve students explaining concepts or ideas with animations. Not present in this episode, students can also record their own voices or add music using tools built into PowerPoint.

Click here for the PowerPoint template used in this episode

Show Links:
The Spriter's Resource
Logitech Video Effects
Other Sprite Animation Websites:
The People's Sprites
Game Sprite Archives
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May 20 2007

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TILT Episode 8 - Teaching Area, Perimeter, and Scale Drawing with Microsoft Word

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In this episode, we look at how teaching the math concepts of area, perimeter, and/or scale drawing can be enhanced using a tool most of us have, Microsoft Word.

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Click here to watch the Google Video full screen or click the play button below to watch now!

May 20 2007

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TILT Episode 9 - Educational Blogging Part 2

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Teachers are doing many things with weblogs in their classrooms. In this episode, we feature some of those blogs as well as interview a Seattle teacher, Bre Pettis, about how he uses blogs with his art students.

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Show Links:
Mrs. Polak's 4/6 Class Blog
Paul Gates' 2nd Grade Class
Willow Web
Simple Machine Blog
Dive Blog
Young Reader's Choice Awards Blog
Bre Pettis' Room 132 Blog

May 20 2007

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TILT Episode 10 - Beginning Excel in the Classroom

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Most teachers I've talked to want to use Microsoft Excel with their students but don't know where to begin. This episode guides you through a simple but interesting project with Excel which involves doing a real-time survey, entering that data into Excel, and very quickly and easily turning that data into a pictograph.
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May 20 2007

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TILT Episode 11 - Technology for Thinking

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Some say that technology does not improve student learning, and have plenty of data to back it up. Others say the reason for that is that teachers aren't teaching differently with technology than they do in their classrooms. I say that if we want to improve learning with technology, we need to understand the learning process. Once we do, we'll be better able to apply those beliefs about how learning should happen to any technology that comes our way.

In this episode, we'll look at 3 popular learning theories, and make connections to how technology can leverage the learning process.
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Show Notes

Constructivism - 01:27
Social Cognition - 04:39
Brain-based Learning - 11:04

Show Links
Podomatic
Audacity
Q-Matrix Presentation
Big 6
Webquests
Class Blogmeister
Doing CL
Collaborative Learning Structures
Social Constructivism

Jigsaw Classroom
Crash Course in Learning Theory
Great Problem-Based Learning Article (3MB PDF) by Miguel Guhlin
Math game website shown in the video - Count On
FreePlayMusic - Free music for school-based projects (don't upload to the Internet)
Class Blogmeister
Pod-o-matic - Free online podcasting tool
Funderstanding - Brain-based Learning

May 20 2007

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TILT Episode 12 - Web Applications Part 2

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In this episode, we'll feature 4 fantastic web-based applications that can have you and your students using some incredibly-functioning, feature-rich applications without the need to install anything. As the episode title suggests, these applications and tools run right in your web browser and are all FREE.

Applications featured in this episode:
Writely - the web word processor
Gliffy - a web-based concept-mapping/diagram-creating tool similar to Inspiration
Protopage - create feature-rich web pages instantly without any programming (or program)
Gabbly - a chat application window that can appear with ANY website instantly (records your chat transcript too)
Mailinator - instant and disposable email addresses for those who love these web services but don't want to give an email address to register for these services with a real email address
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May 20 2007

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TILT Episode 13 - Math Fact Websites are FUN!

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Students and teachers from grades 2-9 and beyond often struggle with learning basic math facts. As educators, we know how important memorizing these facts can be in learning numerous other math concepts, yet learning these facts can be a difficult, almost painful process for students. In this episode, we'll look at a few websites which will help students learn basic facts and teachers learn basic facts in a fun way.

Links in this episode:
Math Mayhem (00:29)
Multiflyer (02:14)
Multiplication.com (05:23)
Mathflash! (09:54)
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May 20 2007

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TILT Episode 14 - So You Want to be a Vidcaster?

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Quite a few people have asked me about how I create TILT episodes. Some want to have their students create their own vidcasts/vodcasts/videoblogs/screencasts and some are interested in creating their own, either for their students, their staff, or for the blogosphere. In this episode, I'll show you how I create these video episodes for FREE. If/when you decide to 'take the plunge' with this type of thing, drop me an email so I can check it out!

Blogger
Wordpress
Windows Media Encoder (Free Windows Screen Recorder)
Snapz Pro X (Apple Screen Recorder)
*UPDATE* iShowU - Another highly-rated Mac Screen Recorder
OurMedia
FeedBurner
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May 20 2007

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TILT Episode 15 - Creating a Timeline with Microsoft Excel

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Many of us in schools have access to Microsoft Excel, but finding a variety of uses for this powerful program can be challenging. In this tutorial episode, we will use Microsoft Excel to create a simple yet interactive and media-rich timeline.

Show Links:
Microsoft.com's online lesson
Excel template used in this episode (287 KB)
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May 20 2007

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TILT Episode 16 - Multimedia Storybooks with PowerPoint 2003

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We know that our students learn better through multiple representations of the same idea, not to mention the engagement that multimedia can offer our students. With text, animation, narration, and the ability to insert video/audio clips, using PowerPoint to create multimedia storybooks is a natural! In this episode you'll see the basics of creating or retelling a story using PowerPoint 2003.

Show Links:
Rubistar - Online rubric creator
Sounddogs - Downloadable sound effects
Sample multimedia storybook rubric (9KB PDF)
Sample PowerPoint shown in this episode
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May 20 2007

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Episode 4 - Online Literature

Feb 21 2006

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Episode 3 - Educational Robotics

Feb 21 2006

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Episode 2 - Digital Pictures in the Classroom

Feb 21 2006

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Episode 1 - Using the Internet to Enhance Writing

Feb 21 2006

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