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Now I See It! Video Tools for Formative Assessment and Media Production

Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Sunday, November 29, 7:45–8:35 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Troy Hicks  
Video is coming to the forefront as a primary tool for instruction, remediation and assessment. Learn how to use a range of resources to create videos through screencasting and animation, use video for feedback and assessment, and to create community and support discussions.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: We will have time during the session to download and login to tools such as Adobe Spark, Screencastify, EdPuzzle, and others that they may want to use.
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will explore a variety of digital tools for video that can be used for instruction, remediation, and discussion, as well as student creation of video artifacts to demonstrate understanding.

Participants will explore a variety of digital tools that can be used for video feedback and assessment.

Participants will utilize several of the introduced tools to create, modify, or transform a video resource.


Intro (15 min) - Discuss video uses in the classroom and associated pedagogies and introduce video as a tool for instruction, remediation, and discussion

Overview of tools (45 min) - Digital tools supporting these uses for feedback, for assessment, and for supporting use of video in the classroom

Create artifacts with presenter support (30 minutes)

Supporting research

Collins, A., & Halverson, R. (2018). Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America (2 edition). New York: Teachers College Press.

Gliksman, S. (2015). Creating Media for Learning: Student-Centered Projects Across the Curriculum (1 edition). Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin.

Haiken, M. (2019). New Realms for Writing: Inspire Student Expression with Digital Age Formats. Portland, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education.

Hobbs, R. (2017). Create to Learn: Introduction to Digital Literacy. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Ohler, J. B. (2013). Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity (2 edition). Thousand Oaks, Californa: Corwin.

Turner, K. H., & Hicks, T. (2016). Argument in the Real World: Teaching Adolescents to Read and Write Digital Texts. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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Dr. Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University
ISTE Certified Educator

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