Thursday, April 27, 2017

Seesaw - A great tool to capture student learning and share with families.



I've been waiting for a tool like seesaw to come around and finish what Threering, a former digital portfolio tool, was trying to accomplish in education 5 years ago.  Well, Seesaw did it.

Seesaw allows the teacher or the student to capture their learning in digital journal form.  Once you have captured a student's work, you can share that work with their family.  This simple aspect allows parents and family to get a look into their child's classroom and a look into their learning.  That simple example aside Seesaw is so much more than that and that is where Threering left off.

Seesaw has so many layers of learning that you can use and it is so simple to incorporate into the classroom.  Watch the video below and listen to a student share how she is using it in her learning.  Thanks to topdogteacher, Kayla Delzer and her class, topdogkids.  If you use seesaw, please tweet me @techbradwaid or tag me on IG @techbradwaid and share! 


* A Game Changing Tool

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Two Guys Show Back on the Air!

Hello Everyone!  After a hiatus, the Two Guys Show is coming back! 

I will be hosting the show (Brad) and I am looking for some guest hosts to join me!  Who would YOU like to see join me as a co-host of the show?  Tweet me @techbradwaid with your pick for co-host! 


Monday, August 29, 2016

2 Guys Show 46 with Jen Jones



Welcome to the 46th episode of the 2 Guys Show! We are extremely excited to welcome the incredible Jen Jones as our special guest!


Jen is known by many for her amazing website, Hello Literacy. Join us as we discuss Common Core, professional development, and Happy Go Teach, a conference for educators that she's creating with friend Kayla Delzer.

You can follow Jen on Twitter, FB, and Instagram. Check out her website Hello Literacy and Happy Go Teach


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Monday, August 22, 2016

2 Guys Show with Patrick O'Shea

Welcome to the 45th episode of the 2 Guys Show! We are excited to welcome Professor Patrick O'Shea as our special guest. Patrick is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at Appalachian State University. He is interested in education uses of augmented reality and virtual worlds. Joins us as we discuss his work at Appalachian State, using game for learning, and augmented reality in education. 
Patrick O'Shea

You can follow Patrick on Twitter @PatrickOSheaphd or on his podcast the Versatilist



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Friday, July 22, 2016

2 Guys Show is Officially RELAUNCHED




We are so excited to announce we have officially relaunched the 2 Guys Show! Earlier today we recorded episode 44 with our friend Beth Holland. Beth is an EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University. Beth thrives on helping teachers to create exciting and engaging learning environments for their students.


Image from EdTechTeacher
Follow Beth on Twitter @brholland

We will discuss EdTechTeacher's Innovation Summit this November in Boston, design thinking, and other new emerging technology, web tools, or apps we are sharing or learning about at conferences.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Everyone Can Create Powerful,Visual Stories with Adobe Spark



In previous posts, I have highlighted the Adobe Post mobile app and the beta version of Adobe Post Web. Now, Adobe has announced the availability of Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark is described as "the only integrated web and mobile solution for creating and sharing impactful visual stories. Free and designed for everyday communications, Adobe Spark empowers anyone – including small businesses, social marketers and students – to create stunning visual content that engages audiences across multiple channels and looks great on any device."

    

Adobe Spark consists of:

  • Adobe Spark web app: a browser-based web experience for creating social posts and graphics, web stories and animated videos.
  • Spark Post: an iOS mobile app that enables anyone to create stunning social posts and graphics in seconds. (previously Adobe Post)
  • Spark Page: an iOS mobile app that helps users create beautiful web stories. (previously Adobe Slate)
  • Spark Video: an iOS mobile app that enables users to create compelling animated videos in minutes. (previously Adobe Voice)  
Spark's web and mobile apps are perfect tools for students and teachers to create and share powerful, visual content. Adobe created an Adobe Spark Guide for Schools and Educators, an in-depth document on how to use Adobe Spark in the classroom. 


Make sure you also check out these great resources to learn more about how Adobe Spark can be used in education:











Ben Forta's Blog Post: Say Hello To Adobe Spark


Mark Anderson's Blog Post: How to transform how students showcase their learning

    
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Adobe Post Web (Beta) Launched Today!!


Adobe made a very exciting announcement this afternoon, the launch of Adobe Post Web (Beta). It is referred to as Project M.

To start creating, pick 1 of 3 categories: Post, Page, or Video.



Post: Social graphics, great for creating memes, inspirational quotes, announcements, invitations, and more!

Page: Web stories, great for creating photo journals, event recaps, portfolios, catalogs, and more! Page is very similar to Adobe Slate.

VideoUse various themes, music, and layouts to create an animated video, great for lessons, pitches, presentations, or greetings.

A major highlight in Adobe Post Web (Beta) is the Teach & Inspire templates that includes lessons, newsletters, quotes, etc. 




Project M reminds me of Canva with the ability to create web stories, and animated videos. I am excited to see how educators and students use this new creation tool! 

Create an Adobe account and try Project M here!