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Technology Resources for Busy Teachers

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After 17 years in the classroom, I understand how difficult it can be for teachers to keep up on the rapidly changing world of educational technology on top of all of the other responsibilities that come their way. That's why I’m excited to join EDWords to exchange ideas with fellow educators.  My goal is to share resources with everyone from the novice to the tech enthusiast.  I’ll share classroom tested technology resources that are intended to solve problems and make your life easier, while increasing opportunities for creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom.   My hope is that these concise posts will help teachers incorporate more technology in their classrooms, preparing our students to be digitally literate citizens.

Understanding that teachers are busy, I’ll share new EdTech resources with a brief description as to how it can help teachers improve instruction and student learning.  I hope you’ll follow these posts (you can subscribe below) and join the conversation in the comments.  I look forward to sharing and learning.

 During presentations and workshops, I'm often asked how to edit YouTube videos (without the hassle of complicated editing software).  My first EdTech resource, TubeChop, is an easy way for teachers to put together the parts of a YouTube video they want their students to watch.  Read more below:



TubeChop is the simplest way I've seen to clip parts from YouTube videos and share them with students.  Want to show just a small clip from a video?  It's as easy as:

  1. Go to www.tubechop.com
  2. Paste the URL or search for a YouTube Video.  
  3. Slide the bar below your video to indicate the start and stop time you would like to select for your clip while watching your video.
  4. Type an optional description.
  5. Click "Chop"


That's it!  No registration is required!

You will then see your clipped video along with a link to the original video.  You are also provided with many ways to share your video (URL, embed code, social media links).


You can clip a video in literally seconds! 

Check out the TubeChop pictured above here: http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1437892

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Nick is an Environmental Science teacher in a 1:1 classroom at Clover High School and was previously the 2012-2013 Clover School District Teacher of the Year. With 18 years of teaching experience, Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, a former department chair, and a PolarTREC Teacher. Nick is the author of a weekly blog, Nick’s Picks for Educational Technology, which provides tools to help teachers incorporate more technology in their classrooms. An Ed Tech speaker and consultant, Nick’s sessions strive to give teachers the confidence they need to help integrate technology into their curriculum.

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