What would an Global and Open PD Calendar Look Like? An Invitation to collaborate.

What would an Global and Open PD Calendar Look Like? An Invitation to collaborate.

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  1. I love this idea Ben Wilkoff! This is one of the things I hope we can help to facilitate with Snagit for Google Chrome so that folks in the education world can use it to create PD content. I’m excited to see what other technologies emerge that can help on the content creation/hosting side of the equation, and hopefully easy/transparent enough that it gets out of the way and just lets the experts do their thing. 🙂

  2. I love this idea Ben Wilkoff! This is one of the things I hope we can help to facilitate with Snagit for Google Chrome so that folks in the education world can use it to create PD content. I’m excited to see what other technologies emerge that can help on the content creation/hosting side of the equation, and hopefully easy/transparent enough that it gets out of the way and just lets the experts do their thing. 🙂

  3. I love this idea Ben Wilkoff! This is one of the things I hope we can help to facilitate with Snagit for Google Chrome so that folks in the education world can use it to create PD content. I’m excited to see what other technologies emerge that can help on the content creation/hosting side of the equation, and hopefully easy/transparent enough that it gets out of the way and just lets the experts do their thing. 🙂

  4. I love this idea Ben Wilkoff! This is one of the things I hope we can help to facilitate with Snagit for Google Chrome so that folks in the education world can use it to create PD content. I’m excited to see what other technologies emerge that can help on the content creation/hosting side of the equation, and hopefully easy/transparent enough that it gets out of the way and just lets the experts do their thing. 🙂

  5. Kelly Rush, I’m so glad you left a message here. I didn’t realize just how much techsmith is doing to support teaching and learning. I was so excited about screencasting on Chromebooks, but the ecosystem is even more important. Do you have suggestions on communities about screencasting for learning to discuss and collaborate?

    Also, I really would love to have a tool for screencasting with animated gifs (on a Chromebook) the way I do on a Mac or PC. Any plans for making that happen on SnagIt? Here is an example of what I mean: http://bit.ly/hangouthowto

    Here is the app I’m using on a desktop computer, in case you haven’t seen it yet: http://www.cockos.com/licecap/

  6. Kelly Rush, I’m so glad you left a message here. I didn’t realize just how much techsmith is doing to support teaching and learning. I was so excited about screencasting on Chromebooks, but the ecosystem is even more important. Do you have suggestions on communities about screencasting for learning to discuss and collaborate?

    Also, I really would love to have a tool for screencasting with animated gifs (on a Chromebook) the way I do on a Mac or PC. Any plans for making that happen on SnagIt? Here is an example of what I mean: http://bit.ly/hangouthowto

    Here is the app I’m using on a desktop computer, in case you haven’t seen it yet: http://www.cockos.com/licecap/

  7. Kelly Rush, I’m so glad you left a message here. I didn’t realize just how much techsmith is doing to support teaching and learning. I was so excited about screencasting on Chromebooks, but the ecosystem is even more important. Do you have suggestions on communities about screencasting for learning to discuss and collaborate?

    Also, I really would love to have a tool for screencasting with animated gifs (on a Chromebook) the way I do on a Mac or PC. Any plans for making that happen on SnagIt? Here is an example of what I mean: http://bit.ly/hangouthowto

    Here is the app I’m using on a desktop computer, in case you haven’t seen it yet: http://www.cockos.com/licecap/

  8. Kelly Rush, I’m so glad you left a message here. I didn’t realize just how much techsmith is doing to support teaching and learning. I was so excited about screencasting on Chromebooks, but the ecosystem is even more important. Do you have suggestions on communities about screencasting for learning to discuss and collaborate?

    Also, I really would love to have a tool for screencasting with animated gifs (on a Chromebook) the way I do on a Mac or PC. Any plans for making that happen on SnagIt? Here is an example of what I mean: http://bit.ly/hangouthowto

    Here is the app I’m using on a desktop computer, in case you haven’t seen it yet: http://www.cockos.com/licecap/

  9. Awesome stuff here Ben Wilkoff!

    First, I haven’t really found a good community dedicated just to screencasting for learning; most of the conversations are just fallouts from Chromebook education communities, general ed tech communities, etc. Honestly, the best dedicated community that I’ve come across is one that we created as a beta community for Snagit for Google Chrome. It’s full of ed tech people that have a lot of experience with screencasting. As soon as I’m done writing this message, I’ll send you an invite; we’d love to hear your feedback and ideas! 🙂

    As far as GIF creation goes…we’ve heard a lot of requests for it in various incarnations. I’d love to hear your thoughts as to why GIF over video makes sense (for what it’s worth, I think there’s great reasons for both, but I’d love to hear your thoughts as well). I’m starting to hear enough arguments that I might add it to our product backlog… 🙂

  10. Awesome stuff here Ben Wilkoff!

    First, I haven’t really found a good community dedicated just to screencasting for learning; most of the conversations are just fallouts from Chromebook education communities, general ed tech communities, etc. Honestly, the best dedicated community that I’ve come across is one that we created as a beta community for Snagit for Google Chrome. It’s full of ed tech people that have a lot of experience with screencasting. As soon as I’m done writing this message, I’ll send you an invite; we’d love to hear your feedback and ideas! 🙂

    As far as GIF creation goes…we’ve heard a lot of requests for it in various incarnations. I’d love to hear your thoughts as to why GIF over video makes sense (for what it’s worth, I think there’s great reasons for both, but I’d love to hear your thoughts as well). I’m starting to hear enough arguments that I might add it to our product backlog… 🙂

  11. Awesome stuff here Ben Wilkoff!

    First, I haven’t really found a good community dedicated just to screencasting for learning; most of the conversations are just fallouts from Chromebook education communities, general ed tech communities, etc. Honestly, the best dedicated community that I’ve come across is one that we created as a beta community for Snagit for Google Chrome. It’s full of ed tech people that have a lot of experience with screencasting. As soon as I’m done writing this message, I’ll send you an invite; we’d love to hear your feedback and ideas! 🙂

    As far as GIF creation goes…we’ve heard a lot of requests for it in various incarnations. I’d love to hear your thoughts as to why GIF over video makes sense (for what it’s worth, I think there’s great reasons for both, but I’d love to hear your thoughts as well). I’m starting to hear enough arguments that I might add it to our product backlog… 🙂

  12. Awesome stuff here Ben Wilkoff!

    First, I haven’t really found a good community dedicated just to screencasting for learning; most of the conversations are just fallouts from Chromebook education communities, general ed tech communities, etc. Honestly, the best dedicated community that I’ve come across is one that we created as a beta community for Snagit for Google Chrome. It’s full of ed tech people that have a lot of experience with screencasting. As soon as I’m done writing this message, I’ll send you an invite; we’d love to hear your feedback and ideas! 🙂

    As far as GIF creation goes…we’ve heard a lot of requests for it in various incarnations. I’d love to hear your thoughts as to why GIF over video makes sense (for what it’s worth, I think there’s great reasons for both, but I’d love to hear your thoughts as well). I’m starting to hear enough arguments that I might add it to our product backlog… 🙂

  13. Kelly Rush, I would by no means advocate Gifs over video for many cases. But, the one reason why the format is (and could be) so valuable to the learning environment is the EXTREMELY low barrier to entry.

    The one thing that people struggle with in the creation of video (even screencasts) is their self-consciousness about their voice and face. It is the single biggest barrier I have seen in working with teachers.

    The animated Gif is the least self-conscious format. It requires almost nothing of you except that you get the steps right, and in that regard, it actually makes you concentrate much more on the process and the instruction.

    It is my belief that if we used Gifs for what they are good at, simplifying creation and dissemination of important (and potentially viral) ideas, then we can leave video for things that really require a person’s voice and intonation.

    Gifs are to video, what the list is to writing. They aren’t elegant, but they are so incredibly useful. 

  14. Kelly Rush, I would by no means advocate Gifs over video for many cases. But, the one reason why the format is (and could be) so valuable to the learning environment is the EXTREMELY low barrier to entry.

    The one thing that people struggle with in the creation of video (even screencasts) is their self-consciousness about their voice and face. It is the single biggest barrier I have seen in working with teachers.

    The animated Gif is the least self-conscious format. It requires almost nothing of you except that you get the steps right, and in that regard, it actually makes you concentrate much more on the process and the instruction.

    It is my belief that if we used Gifs for what they are good at, simplifying creation and dissemination of important (and potentially viral) ideas, then we can leave video for things that really require a person’s voice and intonation.

    Gifs are to video, what the list is to writing. They aren’t elegant, but they are so incredibly useful. 

  15. Kelly Rush, I would by no means advocate Gifs over video for many cases. But, the one reason why the format is (and could be) so valuable to the learning environment is the EXTREMELY low barrier to entry.

    The one thing that people struggle with in the creation of video (even screencasts) is their self-consciousness about their voice and face. It is the single biggest barrier I have seen in working with teachers.

    The animated Gif is the least self-conscious format. It requires almost nothing of you except that you get the steps right, and in that regard, it actually makes you concentrate much more on the process and the instruction.

    It is my belief that if we used Gifs for what they are good at, simplifying creation and dissemination of important (and potentially viral) ideas, then we can leave video for things that really require a person’s voice and intonation.

    Gifs are to video, what the list is to writing. They aren’t elegant, but they are so incredibly useful. 

  16. Kelly Rush, I would by no means advocate Gifs over video for many cases. But, the one reason why the format is (and could be) so valuable to the learning environment is the EXTREMELY low barrier to entry.

    The one thing that people struggle with in the creation of video (even screencasts) is their self-consciousness about their voice and face. It is the single biggest barrier I have seen in working with teachers.

    The animated Gif is the least self-conscious format. It requires almost nothing of you except that you get the steps right, and in that regard, it actually makes you concentrate much more on the process and the instruction.

    It is my belief that if we used Gifs for what they are good at, simplifying creation and dissemination of important (and potentially viral) ideas, then we can leave video for things that really require a person’s voice and intonation.

    Gifs are to video, what the list is to writing. They aren’t elegant, but they are so incredibly useful. 

  17. Love this idea, and your points about lowering the entry with GIFs. To that end I would be really interested in seeing lots of supports and models available to ensure a wide variety of voices sharing their knowledge and expertise. Tutorials, how-to documents, templates, and opportunities for in-person help could contribute to building comfort levels and provide resources for those people to then spread the work even wider as others become interested.

    I’m also thinking about how to create a collaborative space where people can share areas of interest and put out a call for help from others. It could be as simple as, “I’m learning about Thinking Maps and would like to discuss ways to incorporate them more widely with my students.”, and it would start to create a searchable repository of up to date PD. Also many teachers don’t realize that what they are doing or the knowledge they have is valuable to share with a wider audience, and it would be great to encourage them by showing them there’s a need for something they can help with or by asking them individually to share on a topic.

  18. Love this idea, and your points about lowering the entry with GIFs. To that end I would be really interested in seeing lots of supports and models available to ensure a wide variety of voices sharing their knowledge and expertise. Tutorials, how-to documents, templates, and opportunities for in-person help could contribute to building comfort levels and provide resources for those people to then spread the work even wider as others become interested.

    I’m also thinking about how to create a collaborative space where people can share areas of interest and put out a call for help from others. It could be as simple as, “I’m learning about Thinking Maps and would like to discuss ways to incorporate them more widely with my students.”, and it would start to create a searchable repository of up to date PD. Also many teachers don’t realize that what they are doing or the knowledge they have is valuable to share with a wider audience, and it would be great to encourage them by showing them there’s a need for something they can help with or by asking them individually to share on a topic.

  19. Love this idea, and your points about lowering the entry with GIFs. To that end I would be really interested in seeing lots of supports and models available to ensure a wide variety of voices sharing their knowledge and expertise. Tutorials, how-to documents, templates, and opportunities for in-person help could contribute to building comfort levels and provide resources for those people to then spread the work even wider as others become interested.

    I’m also thinking about how to create a collaborative space where people can share areas of interest and put out a call for help from others. It could be as simple as, “I’m learning about Thinking Maps and would like to discuss ways to incorporate them more widely with my students.”, and it would start to create a searchable repository of up to date PD. Also many teachers don’t realize that what they are doing or the knowledge they have is valuable to share with a wider audience, and it would be great to encourage them by showing them there’s a need for something they can help with or by asking them individually to share on a topic.

  20. Love this idea, and your points about lowering the entry with GIFs. To that end I would be really interested in seeing lots of supports and models available to ensure a wide variety of voices sharing their knowledge and expertise. Tutorials, how-to documents, templates, and opportunities for in-person help could contribute to building comfort levels and provide resources for those people to then spread the work even wider as others become interested.

    I’m also thinking about how to create a collaborative space where people can share areas of interest and put out a call for help from others. It could be as simple as, “I’m learning about Thinking Maps and would like to discuss ways to incorporate them more widely with my students.”, and it would start to create a searchable repository of up to date PD. Also many teachers don’t realize that what they are doing or the knowledge they have is valuable to share with a wider audience, and it would be great to encourage them by showing them there’s a need for something they can help with or by asking them individually to share on a topic.

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