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Sunday, May 7 • 10:00am - 11:55am
Touchcast Video Production

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Join Laura Gardner, a 6 – 8 Teacher Librarian and 2016 Touchcast Ambassador to hear how to use Touchcast for curricular projects including math raps, science news shows, PSAs and more. Touchcast is a project based learning tool that addresses Common Core standards, 21st century skills and helps students practice oral presentation skills. TouchCast is an interactive video platform and a free iPad App that allows teachers to easily transform their classroom into a green screen studio. This user-friendly tool is different from any other video authoring tool, as it integrates all the supplemental materials within the video itself. Authors can include green screen effects, whiteboards, and vApps (video apps) such as web pages, polls, quizzes, PDFs, other videos, images, and more. These vApps are inside the video and viewers (teachers, students, or parents) have the ability to interact with the materials without leaving the main video. This increases students’ engagement and provides a wealth of resources all in the same place. The process of making a video with TouchCast requires planning a script, researching the topic to be presented, incorporating online sources and media, gathering supporting materials, and selecting the preferences for the presentation of the information to create fantastic media with an interactive video experience.

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Laura Gardner

Teacher Librarian, Dartmouth Middle School
Laura Gardner, a National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media, is Teacher Librarian at Dartmouth Middle School in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Laura was awarded the School Library Journal (SLJ) School Librarian of the Year Co-finalist Award in 2016 and the AASL Reader Leader social... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:55am EDT
Hyannisport West 2nd Floor