Plainville Public Schools December 12 Inservice (H5P.ORG)

Hello Everybody!I am a tech junkie, and I have always been interested in computers, websites, video applications, and the internet.  I received my M.Ed in Technology in Education from Lesley University.  Over the last 15-20 years I have been trying to find ways to use technology (video, internet, web sites) to improve teaching, coaching, and learning.Recently, I have become interested in the "flipped" teaching model.  I have started a website called www.theflippedgymnasium.com which organizes videos of physical education content by grade level, subject/sport, national and state standards, and the type of activity in the video.  It is a work in progress, but it is growing everyday, and we have more and more people joining as "contributing" members to the site each month.Throughout this learning adventure, using videos as homework, prior to the actual lesson in PE, I have stumbled into two challenges:1.)  Finding a cost and time effective way to create/host videos for my students2.)  Finding a way to hold students accountable to view the videos prior to coming to school.I am constantly researching, downloading and testing various software to help me improve my pursuit of this "flipped" model.  Recently, I have found 2 exciting software applications that are getting me closer to my goals:1.)  www.zaption.comThis software will actually allow you to create interactive videos, that ask questions to students, and it also has the capability of organizing the results of the data into a useful document for teachers.  Unfortunately there is a cost associated with this, as well as a pretty big learning curve.  I have implemented it in a couple videos, as a test, and I like it, but I am not purchasing the PRO version of the software yet!In this example, I could have done a better job, but in my haste at 1:00 a.m. (my prime work hours for these projects) to test the software, I quickly threw this together.example:  http://theflippedgymnasium.com/node/501++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++2.) www.h5p.orgThis software is what today's presentation is about!  H5P is a website and software created by MIT.  It is free to use as long as you know a little bit about setting up on your website.  H5P provides us with several (many) web based interactive activities for students to use and explore.  Today I will share these various tools with you, show you some examples of how I have used H5P, and hopefully get some of you excited to use H5P for your classroom and/or website.examples: http://theflippedgymnasium.com/node/480                 http://theflippedgymnasium.com/node/490                 http://theflippedgymnasium.com/node/481            ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++OK... on to www.h5p.orgFor those of you that are brave, I would love to help you set up a website like mine!  Send me an email at jkkcolburn@gmail.com