March 25, 2020
Good Morning St. Giles Families,
With the unconditional support of my colleagues and family, I have been familiarizing myself with advanced e-learning apps. The first one I would like to briefly talk about, is a popular video conferencing app called Zoom. Now granted, this teacher has and uses the FaceTime app on her i-Phone, but since I work on a MacBook Pro, I discovered that FaceTime is available on my laptop computer. Getting back to Zoom, I also found it interesting that this conferencing app can work with a very small population or up to one hundred participants at a time. A colleague compared it’s on screen appearance to the The Brady Bunch grid. How clever is that?
To provide daily assistance with student learning, I have already started to schedule FaceTime and Zoom meetings with my families, and have been asked by my fellow teachers to join their class meetings. My goal is to reach out to YOU with these apps, and I am looking forward to this new venture.
The second e-learning app that sounds very inviting and engaging is called edpuzzle.com. I had a chance to explore this website earlier today and was impressed by what I saw. This website is linked to all sorts of educational Youtube.com videos that are appropriate for students in grades K-8. In my opinion, what makes this website truly stand out from the rest, is that the learner can pause the video and answer multiple choice, comprehension questions throughout the lesson. I highly encourage you to give edpuzzle.com a try, and as always, I welcome your comments and invaluable feedback.
Thank you for reading my webpage.
Respectfully, Ms. Gallo