Saturday, January 17, 2015

You Oughta Know Blog Hop

Howdy!  I'm so glad you hopped over for another "teacher tip!"

Happy Saturday! I am so excited to show off my new blog design!  Isn't it so cute?!  Thanks to the A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Tenille Gates at Designs by Tenille.  I love, love, love it!  (Aren't those little froggies adorable?)

Ok...back to the hop!



I’m so happy to join Jasmine, from Buzzing With Mrs. McCain, for her You Really Oughta Know blog hop! It’s been fun to participate in the past and I love getting so many great ideas from teachers!

My school has embraced the use of technology in the classroom over the past several years. It’s been a steep learning curve for many of us, but so worthwhile for our 21st century learners. Something new I’ve tried this year is using YouTube in the classroom. Of course, I have shown videos and used clips in the classroom before, but this year I’ve been creating “playlists” for my teaching units. It’s super easy to do and saves me so much time. I simply put my search topic in and take a few minutes to preview the videos of interest. Then, and this is the A.W.E.S.O.M.E part, you just add the videos you like to a playlist! I can then access these saved videos quickly in the classroom!  So to recap...it's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Of course, you need to preview the videos before showing them to students.  Most of the videos have an ad at the beginning.  I just wait until I can "skip the ad" and then display the screen!

I hope this tip helps you bring some more technology into your classroom!

Be sure and keep hopping for more tips from teachers!