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Greg McVerry

Here is the next episode @sunnydeveloper. Not only is the ask morally and ethically wrong it is physically impossible for us and financially impossible for many

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Next Episode of #2toPonder Still Breaking the Myth of You Must Show Your Face #edtechchat #literacies

Do you even know how much bandwidth you are asking for?

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@sunnydeveloper Been the topic of my microcast lately: about to record next episode. It is ethically and morally wrong and serves no pedagogical purpose

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In the latest episode of I challenge the educators demanding "turn on your camera. There is no community without faces" it is a matter of student safety

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@2toPonder We don't need no stinking faces

I recorded another episode of . In this episode I discuss why you do not need to show your faces in the remote classroom.

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2toPonder: My Love/Hate Relationship with the Syllabus

Another episode where I discuss my weird relationship with the syllabus.

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Published episode as part of the camp. This week we are discussing how students can cause good trouble through podcasting. Today they wrote about "how they would change the world"

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Ideas for Digital #literacies lessons #edu407

Make a Podcast Here is my 2toPonder series and my son's podcast series. Want to make a podcast, just record on your phone or laptop and

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Make a Podcast

Here is my 2toPonder series and my son's podcast series. Want to make a podcast, just record on your phone or laptop and upload the file somewhere.

Use Paper

In my literacy mantra I made a flip book like explanation. I just stacked my phone camera on a bunch of books.

I also do little clip art talks with paper cut outs

You can do "In Plain English" style videos. I always pre write a script. I like to divide it into three columns, the text, me, and ay actions.


Use a Voice Animation Program

Use a Sock Puppet App

This is one of many sock puppets apps on iOS devices that kids love.

Use a text to Speech App

These are fun as all you have to do is type and it gets converted to text. So many uses in the langauge arts classroom.

I made a video about RSS Planets recently for .

Do a Pecha Flickr

You can make a timeline

TimelineJS is a great tool. You turn a Google spreasheet into an interactive multimedia task.

Use Movie Making Apps

So many choices for movie making apps. Yoiu can make book trailers in iOS, short clips in Animoto or try WeVideo on Chrome.

Use an Animation App

There are so many choices on different platforms for animation apps. The key is to remember to enhance your pedagogical goal. What is the animation giving you that just talking to the camera wouldn't? Time is precious.

Use Poetry


More poetry ideas

Make a Website

From a fake Facebook page, movie posters, poems to a Star Wars crawler. You can use ELA content to master the basics of how we read, write, and participate online.

Check out this collection of activities


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class. Here are three podcasts on instructional routines for teaching with non-fiction.

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Reading and Writing Connection #edu407 #literacies

here is a podcast on the relationship between reading and writing


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