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Jan 13, 2023

Screening Soon: 6 Must-See EdTech Sessions

Screencastify Squad

While 2023 has just arrived, it’s already professional development and conference season for educators! 💻

FETC and TCEA are right around the corner in New Orleans and San Antonio, respectively. The pervasive themes across the upcoming sessions: Tech is booming and the possibilities for students and teachers are endless — so you know Screencastify will be there!

Between the two events, there are more than a thousand sessions, all of which are designed to help educators create the best learning outcomes for their students. And though attendees can’t hit up every session they would like, we’ve outlined some that we are most excited about. Check them out below!👇

And if you plan to attend either FETC from Jan. 23-26 in ⚜️ or TCEA from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 in 🌵 come say "hi" to the Screencastify Squad and enter to win a Yeti bundle at: 

  • FETC booth #2822
  • TCEA booth #752

Click the links for the FETC and TCEA raffle rules of conditions. Hope to see you there!

FETC 2023

How to Engage Students in Collaborative Video Production

Tuesday, January 24: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Description: Would you like to learn how to engage students in making videos that demonstrate their understating? Join us for this 2-hour workshop where you will learn about and engage in the collaborative video production (CVP) process. CVP is a multi-step, collaborative activity that allows learners to demonstrate their understanding through the medium of video. Participants will learn how to apply the process in any classroom for any grade level and will have the opportunity to create their own video using their own devices (BYOD) during the session.

Room 351: Multiple speakers

Create Stop Motion Videos with Google Slides

Monday, January 23: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Description: Google Slides is a wonderful tool for presentations, but maybe you want to use Slides in a more unique and engaging way? This session will teach you how to create content-focused stop motion videos with Google Slides. Join us for a fast-paced, hands-on, engaging, creative learning session. Beyond exploring examples that are functional for your classroom, you will also learn tips, tricks, hacks, and keyboard shortcuts while creating your own stop motion video. When you leave you will have created a stop motion example for your students, and you will be able to utilize this lesson in your classroom immediately.

Room 211-213: Multiple speakers

Creating Social Emotional Learning Videos

Monday, January 23: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Description: With the onset of Social Emotional Learning and the new SEL Standards in the education realm, we have witnessed a rise in brainstorming creative ways to cover these new standards. As a Technology Innovation Specialist, I have been able to work with students and staff on creating videos to assist various students with behaviors, transitions and a plethora of other SEL based work. We have used green screen, various movie editing tools, book creators and so much more to help students create a personal story. So many stories and movies that we share with students don't have a direct reflection on their personal feelings. Having students have full control of the video creation gives them the ability to create their story to help them with their personal situations. The video creations with students have had a very large impact on how we are handling behavior interventions. 

Room 348: Amanda Sears, Technology Innovation Specialist, Amherst Exempted Village School District

TCEA 2023

Teacher-Created Videos in a Blended Learning Classroom

Monday, January 30: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Description: Come see how teacher-created video instruction used in an individual rotation blended learning model can transform a classroom! You will see strategies that include an independent playlist that contains adaptive software, teacher created video lessons, offline activities, and online content-based practice. You will see how leveraging the use of self-paced video lessons can help the teacher better utilize personalized small group instruction.

Room 225B: Melissa Ivicic, Instructional Coach Digital Learning, Hays CISD

Level Up Your PD Videos

Tuesday, January 31: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Description: Are you creating videos for your district PD? We’ll recount our journey through the successes and failures of our PD YouTube channel. In this fun and funny session, we will share best practices for building a YouTube channel that will keep your audience interested and begging for more. Learn about digital branding, connecting to your audience, lighting, recording techniques, and more. To include student engagement, we’ll model best practices and compatible digital tools. Get ready to level up your PD.

Room 214B: Multiple speakers

Learn Like a YouTuber: Engaging Video activities

Tuesday, January 31: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Description: Let’s face it. Your students spend lots of time on YouTube, and they probably have their favorite YouTubers. Let’s take popular styles of YouTube videos and turn them into learning experiences! Learn how you– and your students– can make top 10 videos, unboxing videos, and more as a demonstration of learning. You''ll see how to make learning feel like students'' favorite video platforms like YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok, and you''ll see engagement soar!

Stars at Night Ballroom B4: Matt Miller, Ditch That Textbook LLC

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