This summer I offered an option to our district staff to receive a weekly video I’ve been making called y Friday Favs. In each video I share an educational resource that is one of my favorites that I think other people may like, but maybe they aren’t a broad enough topic to offer an entire training on. Sometimes they are web resources, apps, books, activities, tech skills, or ways to save time so you can learn more about technology!
I have about 35 people signed up to get the videos delivered via email, and a couple have said I need to be sharing them on my blog and elsewhere. So I’m going to share the first 4 episodes here and for the rest of the summer, I’ll post each as its own blog post.
As a reflection to this process after the first four videos, I’m glad I committed to doing them because it has made me continue to work on my own video tutorial/screencast skills. I’m not a naturally personable and witty on-screen personality, so I trying to let some of “who I am” in to the process has been challenging. But I know that as we move forward, video is only going to be more important for students and teachers and I’m glad I’m pushing myself in this way. I’ve been using You Tube’s Creator Studio to record the videos as live events which is nice because then it automatically is saved to YouTube in one step when the even is ended. Maybe more details on the technical side on another day. For now, here are Episodes 1 – 4. (Followed by the sign up form if you want me to add you to the mailing list to get the videos delivered directly to your email)