Technology in Transit is a monthly event organized by Educational Technology Support (ETS) office for students in the Faculty of Education to showcase their learning technologies. The purpose of this one-hour session is to raise awareness of different technologies and to show how to incorporate them into classrooms.
For the month of March, Nancy and Scarlet introduce VideoScribe, a piece of software which allows you to quickly produce high quality, whiteboard-style, animation videos. A free, one year license is available for current students, staff and faculty via UBC Connect resources tab.
A sample of an animation video you can create on VideoScribe:
Some of the features include:
- Easy to use without need of any technical expertise.
- Royalty free images and audio music, pick from 1000s of images in the library or upload your own.
- Tons of customization options.
- Available across platforms for OSX, Windows, and IOS users.
- Share easily through Facebook, YouTube and Powerpoint or download as a HD video.
Got a cool learning technology that you would like to share? Or an app that you think needs more awareness in education? Host a Technology in Transit session of your own!
If you are interested in hosting a Technology in Transit session and promote a learning technology, please contact the ETS office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 604-822-6333.
Nancy Zhang is a teacher candidate in the TELL-3C (Teaching English Language Learners Cross-Curricular Case based) Cohort at UBC with an interest in multimodal teaching. She is excited to integrate all the great learning/teaching technologies into her classroom, at the same time, she is committed to ensuring that technologyenhances, engages, and motivates students to inquire and learn.
Scarlet Kim is a teacher candidate in the TELL-3C (Teaching English Language Learners Cross-Curricular Case based) Cohort at UBC. She is interested in how to appropriately bring in technology into the classroom to talk and discuss about digital and media literacy in the world. There seems to be so many ways she could make teaching engaging and fun through proper use of technology in the classroom. Scarlet believes this will also be one strategy to help ELLs. Since technology is a new thing in the B.C. curriculum and for fellow teachers out there, Scarlet believes it is important to challenge oneself to reach for help and get access to what she can do best for students as teachers in the classroom.