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with Aaron Quigley

Video: Creating interactive cloud-based lessons

- Hi there, I'm Aaron Quigley and welcome to the Teacher Tips weekly series. If you're just joining us, each week I review a new classroom technology so that you can make informed decisions about tools that will best help your students achieve great things both in and out of the classroom. This week we're going to explore a new web application called ClassFlow. Now ClassFlow is created by Promethean and there are some similarities to ActiveInspire, but you don't need a smart board to use ClassFlow, in fact ClassFlow is free to use and will allow you to create interactive lessons that can be delivered to students on a computer or an Internet ready mobile device, such as an iPad.
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  1. 13m 40s
    1. Creating interactive cloud-based lessons NEW
      3m 3s
    2. Creating Classflow lessons NEW
      5m 41s
    3. Presenting Classflow lessons NEW
      4m 56s
  2. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Is this course right for me?
      51s
  3. 12m 43s
    1. What is the flipped classroom?
      4m 16s
    2. Building a flipped lesson plan
      4m 22s
    3. Finding resources
      4m 5s
  4. 12m 33s
    1. Using Evernote to organize your classroom
      7m 49s
    2. Using Skitch to create dynamic presentations
      4m 44s
  5. 16m 29s
    1. What is Common Core?
      4m 52s
    2. ELA/Literacy
      6m 41s
    3. Mathematics
      4m 56s
  6. 10m 2s
    1. Using the iPad as a teacher
      6m 18s
    2. Using the iPad with your students
      3m 44s
  7. 20m 47s
    1. Getting started with Edmodo
      8m 5s
    2. Managing your classes
      8m 48s
    3. Communication
      3m 54s
  8. 6m 27s
    1. Prezi: Teaching best practices
      6m 27s
  9. 12m 50s
    1. Blogging fundamentals
      12m 50s
  10. 14m 40s
    1. Getting started with Schoology
      6m 46s
    2. Integrating Google Apps
      7m 54s
  11. 11m 59s
    1. Understanding online file syncing
      7m 47s
    2. Dropdox options and workflow
      4m 12s
  12. 17m 46s
    1. Managing student behaviors with ClassDojo
      11m 44s
    2. Control classroom management with an iPad
      6m 2s
  13. 22m 21s
    1. Creating a student-friendly worksheet
      11m 0s
    2. Modifying assignments quickly
      11m 21s
  14. 8m 51s
    1. Podcasting in the classroom
      8m 51s
  15. 11m 5s
    1. Hour of Code
      2m 18s
    2. Kodu
      2m 1s
    3. Writing your first program
      6m 46s
  16. 18m 8s
    1. Create a quick class website
      8m 20s
    2. Upload assignments
      9m 48s
  17. 6m 39s
    1. Creating screen capture video
      6m 39s
  18. 10m 14s
    1. Mind mapping for students
      10m 14s
  19. 6m 35s
    1. Creating online interactive discussions
      2m 53s
    2. Exploring educational uses of todaysmeet.com
      3m 42s
  20. 4m 19s
    1. Exploring the Adobe Education Exchange
      4m 19s
  21. 10m 55s
    1. Online learning with bContext
      1m 7s
    2. Creating digital videos
      9m 48s
  22. 5m 53s
    1. Free website platforms
      2m 3s
    2. Selecting a website platform
      3m 50s
  23. 10m 52s
    1. Students on the Internet
      3m 55s
    2. Teaching proper Internet use
      6m 57s
  24. 10m 42s
    1. Learning through interactions
      4m 6s
    2. Creating social learning experiences
      6m 36s
  25. 15m 7s
    1. Exploring social bookmarking with Diigo
      7m 7s
    2. Sharing a list of websites
      3m 57s
    3. Creating a resource collection for students
      4m 3s
  26. 10m 57s
    1. Lesson planning with Common Curriculum
      4m 47s
    2. Managing your instructional schedule
      6m 10s
  27. 10m 11s
    1. Piktochart in education
      3m 20s
    2. Creating infographics
      6m 51s
  28. 9m 24s
    1. Exploring the role of a learning management system
      3m 56s
    2. Three free learning management systems
      5m 28s
  29. 8m 57s
    1. Understanding crowdfunding
      3m 27s
    2. Explore education crowdfunding tools
      5m 30s
  30. 6m 48s
    1. Creating drag-and-drop lessons
      4m 50s
    2. Using pre-created resources
      1m 58s
  31. 7m 22s
    1. Exploring VoiceThread
      3m 46s
    2. Creating and sharing a VoiceThread
      3m 36s
  32. 6m 44s
    1. Lesson planning with BetterLesson.com
      4m 1s
    2. Accessing common core lesson plans
      2m 43s
  33. 6m 45s
    1. Exploring the free resources
      2m 59s
    2. Exploring the teacher portal
      3m 46s
  34. 7m 1s
    1. How does donorschoose.org work?
      2m 42s
    2. Creating compelling projects
      4m 19s
  35. 8m 31s
    1. Adding your classroom as a project
      3m 0s
    2. Building awareness through social media
      5m 31s
  36. 7m 41s
    1. Find high quality lessons for your classroom
      5m 27s
    2. Assess the quality of lesson materials
      2m 14s
  37. 11m 58s
    1. Selling lessons plans on TeachersPayTeachers.com
      1m 39s
    2. Uploading lesson plans for sale
      10m 19s
  38. 6m 40s
    1. Lesson planning on an iPad
      3m 53s
    2. Creating recorded lessons on an iPad
      2m 47s
  39. 4m 41s
    1. Maximizing class downtime with DuoLingo
      3m 13s
    2. Creating self-motivated learners using DuoLingo
      1m 28s
  40. 6m 13s
    1. Adding the Office Mix PowerPoint plugin
      2m 58s
    2. Creating videos from PowerPoint presentations
      3m 15s
  41. 7m 39s
    1. Creating stories with Adobe Voice
      7m 39s
  42. 2m 37s
    1. Lesson planner at learner.org
      2m 37s
  43. 2m 55s
    1. Real-world learning in the classroom
      2m 55s
  44. 6m 49s
    1. Formative assessments with Pear Deck
      6m 49s
  45. 5m 4s
    1. Increasing student collaboration with Flipgrid
      5m 4s
  46. 8m 15s
    1. Managing electronic assignments
      4m 10s
    2. Turning in assignments
      4m 5s
  47. 3m 29s
    1. Google's new free LMS
      3m 29s
  48. 5m 24s
    1. Using Trello for classroom project management
      5m 24s

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7h 35m Appropriate for all Sep 16, 2013 Updated Oct 20, 2014

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In this new series, author and educator Aaron Quigley shows you how to stay up to date with the latest educational technology and classroom management techniques. Each week, he'll introduce you to a new tip you can use to be more efficient, and increase student achievement. Aaron covers concepts like the flipped classroom, Common Core Standards, and the role of social media in education. The series also covers a variety of productivity apps, learning management systems, and other technologies, using a project-based approach that simulates the real K–12 or university classroom environment. Check back often for new tutorials, every Monday with Teacher Tips.

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Teacher Tools Education Classroom Management Educational Technology Higher Education K-12 Education
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Aaron Quigley

Creating interactive cloud-based lessons

- Hi there, I'm Aaron Quigley and welcome to the Teacher Tips weekly series. If you're just joining us, each week I review a new classroom technology so that you can make informed decisions about tools that will best help your students achieve great things both in and out of the classroom. This week we're going to explore a new web application called ClassFlow. Now ClassFlow is created by Promethean and there are some similarities to ActiveInspire, but you don't need a smart board to use ClassFlow, in fact ClassFlow is free to use and will allow you to create interactive lessons that can be delivered to students on a computer or an Internet ready mobile device, such as an iPad.

Now there is a ton of features to ClassFlow and we could spend hours training on this program, but today I wanna leave you with just the basics to get started creating a presentation. Let's go ahead and dive right in. So here in Chrome, I've logged into ClassFlow using my Google Apps for Education account. You can also create a ClassFlow account, but if you have a Google account this can save you some time just so can follow along, I've also opened up a second browser and navigated to classflow.com/learner so this way we can see what our students see as we create and move through our presentations. The reason I'm using the second browser is because the session cookies that ClassFlow uses will create some issues if I tried to use the student page and presenter page in the same browser.

We're gonna get started by clicking on Classes and set up a new class. If this is the fist time you've come to this tab, it's gonna automatically prompt you to create your new class, let's go and give our class a name of 7th Grade Life Science. I'm gonna select a subject and a grade level and the reason I'm doing these, and they are not required by the way, is so that if I create lessons and then share those lessons on ClassFlow other educators can search for Science and 7th Grade and find my lesson and use it with their students. I'm also going to set the start and end dates for this course, I'll just go and have the course start today and I'm going to set the end date to be the last day of June.

We'll hit the green check button to save our class. Now that we have a class created, every time we come to the Class tab, we're going to see a list of our classes on the left-hand side and information about that class on the right-hand side. A few things I'd like to point out, there is a Class Code that was created for us, this code is what students will need in order to join this class. Now one thing we've not done is we haven't actually added new students to this particular group. You don't have to add students to your classes, students that have the Class Code can always go to classflow.com/learner put their own name in and the Class Code in and you'll build your roster that way.

However if you'd like to build your students in ahead of time you can simply click on the roster button and read the class. I'm just gonna add two students here and we'll just call them Student One and Student Two. And we're adding a few students so that we can also understand how the student presentation mode works later on. So now we've got our students created, I can actually view and edit any student inside my roster view or click to go back to my classes to view my regular Class session. Now this week, we're not going to have the opportunity to dive into Student Groupings, but one thing to keep in mind is that ClassFlow allows for easy differentiation of teaching, for example if you create a presentation, you can send slides or the information inside your presentation just to certain student groups.

In the next movie we'll take a look at how to build our lesson including how to create slides that will send just to students.

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