Using video for observation based tasks


Last year flex:ed supported the Children’s Services area of CIT in developing a video to be used as a tool in a child observation assessment for future Childcare workers.

This activity is generally used to demonstrate competency in recognising certain behaviours in children and is conducted in the workplace. We produced a video of a range of children interacting in a childcare environment, with a timestamp at the bottom of the screen. The advantage of developing a video is that the teachers are able to know what it is that the learners are observing, learners can all observe the same thing in a class and are able to discuss what they are seeing and it is possible to view actions more than once.

If you would like to know more, I produced a case study of this project, which you can access here (http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dc9hcz63_6hj643zpt ) at Google Docs

Animoto: Education – for FREE!

Animoto have opened their service to Education for FREE! One main proviso (and pretty painless it is too) is:

The only thing we ask is that you keep us posted with the creative ways you find to use Animoto in the classroom. Our goal is to put together a collection that becomes a hub of sorts for teachers who use web 2.0 technology in a clever, innovative & fun way.

– Animoto: Education –

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Here’s your chance to develop video/multimedia “on the fly” and encourage your students to do the same, collaboratively or individually, without needing to spend hours/weeks even learning about the technology itself, not to mention the editing!

Animoto videos can be embedded into your webpages, or downloaded and used with your students directly in the classroom or workplace learning settings. You can even promote you programs and courses to prospective students and employers using Animoto! Here’s a couple of examples.

If you get hooked, we’d LOVE to hear how you’re using Animoto in your teaching and learning!

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Moblogging – here’s how it can work for assessment!

Moblogging, or mobile blogging, is an actviity that requires you to be ‘on the move’ (i.e. mobile) and that you can access the Web whilst on the move. You may also need a mobile phone and a blog set up on the Web. As for its use as a workplace assessment enabling tool, I’ll let Marg Bell tell you about the rest!

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This is one of the NSW Learnscope projects for 2007. Check out more here.

Are you inspired to get online? :o)

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Great approach to teaching advanced Jazz piano with youtube

Multi media overlay in a Jazz piano video makes a fantastic advanced teaching and learning tool! Im something of a jazz piano fan and an amateur player so was impressed to find Doug McKenzies work on Youtube. Throughout Doug’s video the viewer is able to analyse Doug’s jazz approach to the song Some Day My Prince Will Come not only by watching the performance, but by reading the brief , intermittent explanatory script that accompanies the performance onscreen and following along with the onscreen keyboard that is lighting up showing the chords as they are played. It provides a top platform for advanced analysis of the player’s interpretaion and jazz style!!

This could be a useful teaching framework to enable advanced analysis of a complex task…?

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Blogs build identity, ownership and online learning

If you’re winding down this Friday, then set aside 11 minutes and 23 seconds to watch this video by Sue Waters of James Farmer talking about identity, ownership and online learning, as part of Leigh Blackall’s 10 minute lecture series.

I think this is going to become one of our core resources for our flexbile learning sessions with teachers! Thanks to you all! 🙂

Happy Friday!