Swivl Multi-Camera Setup

Over the summer, Swivl announced they were going to release the ability to record from 2 cameras at once for free in their Swivl app.  Earlier in the year they updated their app to allow you to record from up to 5 devices at once to get a single video that allows you to see…

Green Screen on a Budget

One of my favorite outcomes of technology being so readily available and cheaper for students to use, is that our students can make use of green screens in videos that they create.  There are so many apps or programs out there that have the ability to do the green screen effect well that this is…

Blurring Tools in YouTube

There are times where you want to blur or block out part of a video that you want to upload.  I create a lot of videos for students and other teachers, and sometimes find that there is something on my screen that I want to blur so I do not share an email address or…

Using EdPuzzle with Google Classroom

Last summer Google released the Classroom API so other programs and apps could communicate and integrate with Google Classroom.  One of the most recent ones to do this is EdPuzzle.  EdPuzzle is great tool for adding questions, feedback, and your voice to premade videos for use in your classroom.  You can assign videos as homework…

Swivl Pioneers Program

Today I got a great email telling me that my Swivl was on its way as part of being accepted into this year’s group of Swivl Video Pioneers.  I am a huge believer that we can use video as a powerful tool in education, not just for creating content or providing feedback to students, but…

The Power of Video – Part 2: Modeling for PD

This week during our Wednesday morning professional development time we were focusing on getting teachers to create differentiated plans to meet the needs of ELL students. Part of this plan involved having teachers working in the PLCs to plan their lesson while focusing on the english proficiency levels of their students and determining what scaffolds…