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Video: A Most Powerful Tool for Schools

This week's Tech. Tip Friday comes in the form of an Edutopia article on the use of audio and video in the classroom to help you and learners customize the learning experience that is appropriate for them. The article describes how three different Tech. Integrators implement video into their schools use of technology to help customize learning pace for kids! 

Video really is a game changer in how it can help our kids learn. Whether you make the videos yourself, pull them from sources available online, or a mixture of the two, video allows kids to pace their own learning, 24/7 access to the content and your teaching. When you add in the use of tools like EdPuzzle(the one below is from Nina Gore on EdPuzzle.com)



PlayPosit, or Google Video Forms the possibilities for learning become even greater, because you gain insight in to just what the learners did and did not grasp! 



Below is an example of a Google Video Form, feel free to participate if you'd like to see what it's like from the student side!: 



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