Last week’s Tech Tools for Teachers was about the site Learn It In 5.
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“Learn it in 5 is a powerful library of how-to videos, produced by technology teachers, for the purpose of helping teachers and students create classroom strategies for today’s 21st century’s digital classroom. These step-by-step how-to videos walk teachers through Web 2.0 technology, demonstrating how to use Web 2.0 applications like blogs, social networks, podcasts, interactive videos, wikis, slidesharing and much more.”
This is an example of a Learn it in 5 video about Wordle. As you’ll see, they give a step-by-step explanation of using Wordle in the classroom in less than five minutes.
These videos could be great for your own self-paced PD or could be shown to a staff as a quick ICT PD.
There are videos on all sorts of topics such as Google Docs, Animoto, Diigo Groups, Google Reader, Wallwisher and more. Click here to check out the full list of videos.
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Learn it in 5 is an outstanding resource, no one has an excuse not to extend their own learning…it can be done in 5!
Thanks for this link. I had a look around the whole website, there are some really useful information and videos here. It’s great that these videos give you a quick overview that is detailed enough to get you started. An excellent way to get your head around something that you might not have otherwise used. I also like the way that some of them give examples of their use within the classroom.
@ Sarah, thanks for your comment. I agree that five minutes is enough to give you a detailed enough overview to get you started. Sometimes finding five minutes can be harder than it seems but I’ve found the videos I’ve watched to be really useful. I think these would be great to show at the start of a staff meeting for some quick PD.