Monday, July 9, 2018

Session#3 TILL To Do List

During Session#3 TILL time, please work on one or more of the following.  There will be exhibition of your work at the end of the session.

Create a blog post this week that outlines your TILL plans for the remainder of the program. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Building a Teaching Website

The main project for the remainder of  TTP2018 is for each trainee to build their own teaching website.  This can be for a particular class or for your teaching resources in general.  This week we are going to check out some of the options for hosting your site (and continue revisiting the buffet).

Course Website Options

A Blog (Blogger, Wordpress, or Edublogs)

Jeff's Sites:  Writingbridges    BUFS GSIT  BUFSENG  EnglishwithJeff 

Edublog Megalist of Class Blogs

An LMS (Learning Management System)

TTP Experimentation Course: 9W4DQ-NJ3SK
Google Classroom    Video Guide: Google Classroom for Everyone its finally here! NEW 2017 Features
   Presentation Guide: Intro to Google Classrom

    TTP2018 Sandbox: Go to Google Classroom, click the + , and enter o99f9y
   You will be in 'student mode'.
    To see teacher mode, log in with ''  P/W TTP-Power

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Revisiting the TILL Buffet

Trainees will soon begin building their own course websites and creating digital portfolios containing materials to be used in their future teaching.  Before doing so, let's take another look at the buffet of TILL Tools and Resources. Look through this list and spend a couple hours getting familiar with items of most interest.  Post a summary of activities on your blog.  If you are overwhelmed by this megalist below, go to the bottom of this post and follow the simplified 'What should I do?' instructions. 

    I'm overwhelmed!  What should I do?

    • Go to Log in with your Google account.  Create a quiz for either your TTP class or your school class.  Make it a 'homework assignment' and post the code on your blog.
    • Go to and make a word cloud for one of your class activities.  Post it on your blog.
    • Add videos to the TTP MegaPlaylist , Elementary MegaPlaylist , or Secondary Megaplaylist   r make your own and post the playlist on your blog. How-to Screencast
    • Make a screencast with Ocam  upload the video to YouTube (unlisted) and post it on your blog.  This can be a 'how-to' or 'show and tell' video in English or Korea.
       How-to Screencast Screencast

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Screencasting Guide

    • Why play a recording of yourself in your own class? 
    • Why spend the time planning, recording, and re-recording an instructional presentation you’ve done many times before in front of a ‘live classroom audience’.
    • How do you technically produce a watchable screencast video as painlessly as possible? 
    • Perhaps more importantly, how do you organize the content and design the presentation of a screencast to be engaging and effective?

    Potential benefits of educational screencasting

    • Flipping - Students can watch these instructional videos outside of traditional class time to prepare for the more hands-on application work they will do in class.
    • Remediation - Students that process information more slowly can watch (and rewatch ) videos as needed.
    • Enrichment - Students that are ready for additional content or challenges can use your recorded screencasts to extend their learning.
    • Differentiation - There is only one of you, but there can be loads of videos you have created, allowing students to explore different content as needed or desired.
    • Consistent Quality- You can give the same instructional presentation five or six times in class with varying degrees of effectiveness or take time to prepare your best and use that multiple times.
    • Attention Options - Since you don’t have to focus your mental energies on ‘instruction’. you can focus on student attention and understanding
    • Reflective Practice -Even if you don’t use the recording in your classroom, the process of organizing, practicing, and reflecting on how you present lessons will make your teaching better.
    • Engagement - we have become a screen obsessed society. Students can be more likely to pay attention to a video than a human, especially personalization and humor are included.

    Screencast Software
    Free (or freemium) screencasting tools
      Pointer Tools



      • Install Debut
      • Use it to record a one minute screencast video that includes computer sounds, voice narration, and on screen annotation (pointer, drawing, etc).
        Narration can be in English and/or Korean.
      • Upload the video to your Google Drive or (unlisted) to Youtube and post on or share it with just your classmates and Jeff