I have learned a tremendous amount already in my grad class MTI 563. I am beginning to think I have been living in a technology bubble. This is not to be any longer! I really am enjoying learning about all kinds of tech tools that are readily available for my use. My high school has taught us about a few tech tools, but I am definitely impressed with the list of things I am exploring. Who knows one day I may branch out and use that search engine to find more!
Today I took the time to learn more about Screencast and Jing. I can already see that I am going to love to use both of these in my teaching. I can honestly say that prior to this class I have never heard of either of these two web tools, nor have I seen any teacher use these tools. At my school we have used the Prometheus board. Which I am still learning how to use. It is really great tool in the elementary schools. However it is not used as much at the high school level.
I took a photo that I had taken when I visited the Chicago Museum of Natural History to incorporate what the students need to learn about faults. In this photo it is a thrust fault. I have put in all the information that covers the common core standards on thrust faults. I new this photo would be helpful to the students in understanding thrust faults when I took it. I am even happier now that I do not have to stand and point out the information and give a lecture. They can look at it and absorb the information as needed with me adding additional information. I found this to be a difficult concept for the youth to understand. I certainly believe that paring the photo with Jing will be a great success.
Here is the link to see the photo and information.
I hope you all enjoy and give Jing a try.