Welcome TESL Ottawa!This page supports Mike Simpson's presentation for TESL Ottawa Spring 2018
Turn it On (Part II): Tips for Teachers Working With Digital Media
TESL Ottawa spring conference May 5, 2018
Mike shares tips for teachers about getting the most out of digital media, whether in creation or consumption. Building on “Turn It On: Creating Digital Capability in the Classroom” (first offered in 2016-2017), the presentation digs into practical advice for using digital media.
- Resource selection (websites with free / paid images and media)
- PowerPoint alternatives like Haiku Deck (free, fast, fun!)
- Device options in the classroom (from laptop to iPad to Chromecast)
- Media formats such as MP3 and MP4
- Making your own DIY audio and video recordings
- WordPress for website, blog, e-learning and LMS
Learn to maximize the potential of tools you already have in your classroom, and gain insight into how to use inexpensive tech to get started with processes like digital storytelling.
Please scroll to the comments section at the end of this page if you wish to post a comment or ask a question (you’re welcome to do so before or after my presentation).
Update: As promised I’ve created a google document with links to many of the tools and resources mentioned in the presentation. Please use this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19IOrjYsMP6inW7kQrrnGiC3vmGH9Z8yjB3v03gfKHVQ/edit?usp=sharing
Welcome TESL Ottawa!This page supports Mike Simpson's presentation on May 13, 2017
Turn it On: Creating Digital Capability in the Classroom
Mike shares observations and tips about getting the most out of the typical classroom technology available to teachers. Topics include: computer labs, TVs and projectors, wifi networks, PCs and Macs, and Android and iOS devices. Learn to maximize the potential of tools you already have in your classroom or what BYOD (or “bring your own device”) means for your teaching. Supercharge your classroom tech knowledge and win over your gadget savvy students.
Any teacher or trainer should make the best of use of the tools they have, and have an idea of what tools might improve their admin or teaching processes.
- Graphics and presentations (free, cheap tools)
- Devices and screens (PC, Mac, desktop, laptop, mobile, touch)
- File management (hard drives, cloud storage)
- Media players (traditional vs Chromecast)
- Wi-fi networks vs. cellular (extenders, hot spots)
View Mike’s blog posts for examples and more information.
The following are articles / blog posts Mike has written on related topics.
Mike’s Top 10: Technology for Creatives and Educators
Images that Pop: Using Free Photos and Online Software
Mobile Apps for iOS/Android: Photography Editing with Snapseed