During the class notebook creation process, several sections are created in each student notebook. These sections include class notes, handouts, and homework. We can add sections to student notebooks after the class notebook is created. We can also change the names of these sections at any time.
To change the name of sections in a student notebook, open the Class notebook application and click on the Manage notebooks tile. All the class notebooks created will be listed along with the student sections available for each student notebook.
Click once on a section name to edit the name for that section.
Change the name of one or more sections and click the save button. The names on all the affected sections will be updated on all student notebooks.
The collaboration space is automatically created when a new class notebook is created. It’s available to all students that have access to the class notebook. This is where students can go to work on assignments, share information or have discussions. There may be times when the collaboration space might not be needed or when it would need to be locked so students don’t have access.
To lock down this section, open the Class Notebook app and click on the Manage notebooks tile.
Scroll to a Class notebook and find the “Lock Collaboration Space” option. To lock the space click on the switch once.
The switch will change color and the text will change to read locked. This section will be locked for students but teachers will still have access.
The collaboration space can be used to have students work on projects. Locking the space at the end of a project can give teachers time to grade projects without students making changes.
As teachers, we often plan and develop lesson plans with other teachers in our grade level or with teachers in our department. Other teachers can be invited to be part of a Classroom Notebook. These teachers would have the same access to the Class Notebook as the teacher that owns the notebook. Invited teachers would not be able to delete the original Class Notebook. Only the owner of the Class Notebook would be able to delete it. Teachers can also be removed from a Class Notebook.
To add teachers to a Classroom Notebook, click on the apps launcher.
A teacher only section in OneNote Class Notebook is an area that is not viewable by students. It is available to all teachers in a Class Notebook. This section is valuable for teachers to prepare material that will eventually be distributed to students. It can be used to share ideas, notes and materials for lesson plans, curriculum and activities. Sections can be created within this area and then shared with students through links or by copying the content of the section to the content library section.
To create a teacher only section, click on the apps launcher and select the Class Notebook tile.
Click on the Manage Notebooks tile.
Click on the option to enable the teacher-only section.
Click on the link to open the class notebook in OneNote online.
The teacher only section will be listed below the other class notebook sections and above any student notebooks.
The teacher only section is like all the other sections and notebooks. New sections and pages can be added as needed.
In a previous lesson, we learned how to create additional sections in all student notebooks. We can create individual sections for individual student notebooks. Being able to create individual sections in individual student notebooks helps differentiate content for students and provide learning opportunities for students with special needs.
A section can be created where we provide simplified or alternate content for some students based on their Individual Learning Plan and other students can receive challenging material to accommodate Gifted and Talented students. This is where we can provide differentiated instructions, lessons or material.
Click on the apps launcher and select the OneNote tile.
Several sections are created in student notebooks during the process of creating a Class Notebook. The sections include Class Notes, Homework, Quizzes, and Handouts. We can add more sections to all student class notebooks in the Manage Notebooks application.
Click on the app launcher in Office 365 and select the Class Notebook tile.
A class notebook has a section called Welcome, which is automatically created. Sections can be created to help organize content for teachers and students. Teachers can create sections anywhere in a Class Notebook. This includes creating sections within student notebooks. Students are limited to creating sections in their own notebook and in the Collaboration Space notebook.
Click on the apps launcher and select the OneNote tile.
One common part of students in our classrooms is that they come and go throughout the year. Students invited to the Class Notebook when it was created will inevitably change because students will leave and new students will arrive. It's very easy to add and remove students in a Class Notebook.
To add or remove students from a Class Notebook click the apps launcher in Office 365.
Class Notebook is part of Office 365 for education and OneDrive for Business. Teachers and students need an organization account to access OneNote Class Notebook. This is usually an email, which is created for teachers and students. Office 2016 does not need to be installed in order to use Class Notebook. This application is available as a cloud service. The cloud-based service provides the most basic of services as compared to the application option.
Class Notebook can be accessed with the OneNote application once it has been created with the Cloud service. OneNote is available for a variety of devices. These devices include Windows desktops, laptops, Surface tablet, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, and various Android devices. OneNote syncs notebooks with Office 365 cloud service when it's connected to the Internet. This means that notes are stored on the device and synced to the cloud when Internet access is available. When Internet access is not available, the notebooks are still editable. OneNote syncs updates to Office 365 cloud when Internet access is available.
Sphero is a ball shaped robot that can helps teachers teach basic math and science concepts. The robot can be programmed to travel across a surface with a single line of code. With this single line of code, students can learn a variety of science and math concepts. In science, we can teach velocity, acceleration, and force. Students can take measurements in U.S. Standard or in the Metric system. Students can also learn to use formulas to solve problems. This is a lesson taken from my book "Sphero: Coding for STEM".
Velocity is the measure of how fast something is going in terms of distance per time. Velocity is measured in terms of miles per hour or feet per second when talking about Sphero. To calculate the velocity of Sphero we need to know two things. We need to know the time and the distance. We know the time because that has been configured in the code parameter.
The distance needs to be measured. This can be done with a yard stick or measuring tape. It can also be done with string. Students can mark the start and end points of the string. They can then take that string to a meter sick or yard stick that is placed on the wall or other surface. Teachers can help students take the measurement from the string. This can be much easier than trying to measure with rulers and yardsticks if measuring tapes are not available.
Let’s look at an example. To keep things simple let’s say that Sphero travels 6 feet in 3 seconds. In the formula for velocity, we divide distance by time. Divide the distance 6 feet by 3 seconds to get 2 feet per second. This provides a teachable opportunity to discover how velocity changes with the amount of energy provided to Sphero. Change the Speed variable and measure the distance.
Sphero is a mechanized sphere that can be controlled like a remote controlled car, airplane, boat, or drone. It can also be programmed to perform actions. This is what makes Sphero a robot. It can be programmed and it can react to the environment. Sphero has sensors that provide information about its orientation in the environment.
Sphero is programmed with a block coding language. Block-based coding is a way to teach coding skills without the need to know the text-based equivalent. You begin with block-based coding and go on to learn the actual text behind the blocks of code.
The coding blocks are designed to interact with Sphero. The code blocks go beyond basic actions and provide the tools to develop elaborate programs for Sphero. These elaborate programs use the same programming principals as programs like C and Java. The programming language used to program Sphero is called OVAL. It is based on the C programming language. This programming language is used by my developers.
We can create a variety of calendars with Google calendars. These calendars can be shared with other individuals or they can be shared with the world through the Internet. Calendars shared with individuals can have permissions granted to them. These permissions include the permission to add or modify events. They can also include the option to share the shared calendar with someone else.
Publicly shared calendars have only one permission. This is the permission to view event details on the calendar. We can provide links to our calendars and share them with the world. We can also embed these calendars in a web page. This makes the calendars easier to browse. Accessing Google Sites takes several clicks using the Google Apps Launcher. Click on the Application launcher, go down and select even more at the bottom of the launcher. This will open a very lengthy page with several other Google applications. In the end it is much easier to go to https://sites.google.com.
Google is transitioning to a very user-friendly version of Google Sites. We will be using the user-friendly version. Click on the New Google Sites link. We won’t be going through all the options available in Google Sites during this lesson. The purpose here is to make our shared calendars public.
Google Calendars can be shared with specific individuals. They can also be shared with the world by making them public. Sharing calendars with others is one way to keep others informed of your daily, weekly, or monthly events.
Permissions for these calendars can be granted to those that will have access to one or more calendars. Permissions include giving someone access to create, edit, and share events in your calendar. This option can be granted to an assistant that is in charge of scheduling events for a supervisor or an organization. The most common permission is the permission to grant others the right to view scheduled events on the calendar and not grant them permission to make changes.
In this lesson we will share a calendar with another Google account user and grant that person the standard view events permission. Google calendars can be shared with others that do not have a Google account but they will not be able to make any edits without an account.
Access your Google calendar from the Google Apps launcher or go to https://calendar.google.com, and login with your account information.
Calendars are located in a panel on the left. Hover your mouse over a calendar name. An actions menu option will appear. Click on the triangle.
We can create multiple calendars in Google Calendar. A personal calendar is automatically created and we can create others. Calendars can be created for special vents. Calendars can be shared with one or more persons. Only those we share the calendar with will be able to see the event details we choose. We will see the view options later in this lesson.
In this lesson we will be creating a calendar that will have events related to an organization. These events will be made available to the public. We can follow the same process for creating calendars that will be kept private or just shared with specific individuals.
Go to your Google calendar using the Google Application launcher or use this link, https://calendar.google.com. You will need to login using your account information.
The “My Calendars” section is located in a panel on the left. Click on the actions menu option to the right of the “My Calendars” title.
There are several ways to select files and folders in the Finder. The method you choose can make the selection process easy and help you accomplish more in less time.
The contiguous selection is when we select two or more files or folders that are next to one another. The files and folders need to be next to one another for selection. Contiguous means near or touching. This means we don’t jump one file or folder to select another file or folder. Selecting files or folders that are not directly next to one another is call non-contiguous. This, of course, means that the files are not near or touching one another.
The screenshot below is an example of contiguous file selection in list view.
Wirecast play will use the built in webcam but it can also use an external webcam or high resolution video camera with the proper connections. This is a sample lesson from my book on Wirecast Play for Live Streaming available on Amazon.
Connecting an external webcam provides flexibility for live streaming events that cannot take place in front of a computer. There are a variety of cameras that can be connected to a computer for use by Wirecast. In this lesson, we will be using a basic webcam from Logitech. I’m using the Logitech C615. The process is the same regardless of the type of camera that is connected. External webcams usually connect to a USB port on the computer. Connect your webcam.
There are ways to connect cameras to a computer that do not connect to a USB port. We will not cover those options in this book. If your external camera can connect to the computer, go ahead and connect it now.
Start Wirecast and look at the Camera Shot thumbnail. Wirecast might automatically connect to the computer’s internal webcam. This is true for Mac computers. Wirecast will always want to connect to the iSight camera.