iMoving

What a great turn out for PD this morning!

Matt and Toby gave us all a run down of iMovie and some of the basics with the primary tip being this – find the child in your class who is an expert at it and learn from them!

With iMovie, it’s all about taking some time to have an explore and discover what you can do for yourself. And if still in doubt, seek out an expert.

There are tonnes of online help resources and plenty of videos on YouTube but here is one to get you started:

 

QR Codes

What a lovely learning group we had for the first Techie Brekkie for Term 4. It was great to see so many staff members up early and ready for learning (and pastries!)

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Matt ran through QR codes and an easy to use site where you can generate your own QR codes, download and save them to your computer and also track how many times the code has been scanned. While there are many free and paid-for QR generators online, the one we chose to present was SnapVu.

While there are many, many different ways to utilise QR codes in schools some of the more popular uses include:

  • Providing a hyperlink to a research website, video or file that you want students to view online.
  • Easy access to school website, blogs, documents for the school community
  • Scanning to share work – if there is a finished product on display at an open evening, there may be a QR code scan to a video about how the product was made.
  • Checking answers – students can complete tasks and then scan a code to check an answer and correct their own work.
  • Scavenger hunts – as seen at Bell’s eSmart Day!
  • Digital reading resources – have a basket or wall in your literacy space with QR codes linked to digital texts (as seen at techie Brekkie)

Some links to other reads and ideas about QR codes in Classrooms:
Emerging Ed Tech – Ways to use QR Codes in the Classroom
Pinterest Board: QR Codes in the Classroom
40 Interesting Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom (not all suitable for our school)

*** The next Techie Brekkie is scheduled for TUESDAY 27th OCTOBER and will be looking at iMovie.

Term 4 Techie Brekkies!

The first techie brekkie for the term will be tomorrow (Wednesday 14th October) and will cover the sometimes mysterious QR codes. Whether you are in the classroom or an office admin you are welcome to come along at 8am to learn about Qr codes, what  they are used for and how you can generate your own.

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Don’t forget that every techie brekkie you attend counts towards your Professional Development hours. If you attend regularly it can count towards 25% of your yearly PD requirement!

Prior to the session it would be a good idea for you to go to www.snap.vu and create a free account there. This will enable you to dive straight in to creating your own QR codes during the PD. See you there!