Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bringing Teaching and Learning into the DVR World

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="290"] Camtasia 2 from Techsmith is an easy to use tool for creating screencasts.[/caption]

One of the things I have come to understand this year is that our kids live in a DVR/Netflix kind of a world. What I mean by that is that the concept of "It's not on right now" is not a part of their mindset. One of my educational technology gurus Steve Dembo from Discovery Education shared this once during a talk and it got me thinking. If I wasn't in front of a TV at 8:00 PM on Friday night, I missed the Dukes of Hazzard. This was even before the days of watching my dad fight with the VCR to set the timer. If I didn't see something when it aired, it was gone. This isn't true for us now or our kids. There are a number of ways to see programs they didn't see originally air or just want to see again.

I have begun to try and find ways I can turn my teaching more into this reality. On MrLosik.blogspot.com you will find an increasing number of screencasts I have made and will continue to make for our different lessons. We know that a child's attention span in minutes is their age plus 2. In other words a Kindergartener has an attention span of seven minutes (5+2) and a fifth grader has an attention span of roughly thirteen minutes (11+2). By recording a screencast, students can replay, rewind, and fast forward through the lesson to review parts where they may have lost concentration or just need to see it again. I have had a number of students tell me they have used the screencasts at home and that it is helping. I also have been studying the traffic on the blog. We are at nearly 190,000 page views and the vast majority are coming not only away from school but away from Hamilton. It is great to know other kids and teachers across the country and globe are finding this a useful resource.

(I have found Camtasia 2 for the MAC to be an easy to use tool for my screencasting needs.)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Getting Started with InQwizIt

The OAISD has set up a very useful site full of instructional tutorials and printable help guides. There are screencasts that outline everything from student orientation to resetting a readiness screener. PDF manuals are also available for download.

2013 Migration to InQwizIt Help Site



Friday, April 12, 2013

Virtual MACUL: Lightning Talks

This year MACUL and especially board member Ron Houtman came up with a whole new type of presentation format...the lightning talk. Each speaker submits 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds whether the presenter is ready or not.

Here is this year's set of talks featuring a handful of really great teachers from around Michigan. I say that very humbly because after Gary Abud's delivery from the leadoff spot, you will see the bar had been set quite high for me to follow next.


riding the lightning at MACUL

The thing I think I liked most about this format is that the audience gets to hear a wide variety of presentators that are forced to stay on point. There is also a very intriguing human, live drama, potential-train-wreck-coming feel to it that makes the adrenaline flow...both while on stage and off.

This year's lineup:

Gary Abud - @mr_abud
Andy Losik (me) - @mrlosik
Steve Kelly - @BigKXcountry
Brad Wilson - @dreambition
Andrew Van Heuvel -@avheuv
Ben Rimes - @techsavvyed
David Theune - @DavidTheune

Thursday, April 11, 2013

How Can You Enable Whatsapp Web On Your iPhone?

Whatsapp accompanies a great deal of components and around one year back whatsapp has propelled its whatsapp web.Because it is the new element propelled by whatsapp so a portion of the general population are not utilizing it now and some don't know how to utilize it.So here we are today i might reveal to you how might you empower whatsapp web and the methodology to utilize it so you can appreciate this element of the application.

What Is The Purpose Of Whatsapp Web?

Oh my goodness that whatsapp web was propelled on year back which grants you to make your discussion on the desktop,notebook,tablets etc.Android cell phones and windows telephones clients are appreciate this new element of whatsapp.But because of some stage constraints forced by the apple iphone clients are abhorring the component completely.

So that is not our worry, our worry is that how might we direct you that you can appreciate the component on you apple telephone. How To Enable WhatsApp Web

How Might You Enable Whatsapp Web On Your iPhone?

Getting to the heart of the matter about whatsapp web i am here disclosing to you the entire strategy well ordered.


Above all else you need to escape you gadget to continue further.

What Is Jailbreak?

Jailbreaking is the way toward evacuating equipment confinements on iOS, all the working frameworks of the Apple.Devices that are under equipment limitations are, for example, iPhone, iPod, iPad, second era Mac TV.


When you have escape your gadget. The subsequent stage is to open the cydia and scan for whatsapp web empowering influence.


When you have discovered whatsapp web empowering influence introduce it.It will be free of cost.


In the wake of introducing the whatsapp web empowering influence do following thing.

Open Settings application > look down and find whatsapp web empowering influence inclinations > and empower the change.


In the wake of empowering the whatsapp web enabler.Force close the whatsapp and revive it.


When you have revived it open setting at that point open whatsapp web empowering influence and tap on OK.


Presently open a web program on your gadget and open the given connection in the program.

Have an imperative thing in your mind utilize program like Firefox,Opera,Chrome. (Safari Browser is not upheld for the individual method so don't make utilization of safari while doing the methodology)



Presently a page like this will show up on the web program.


Output for the QR code that shows up on the website utilizing you iphone apple.After few moments you would be naturally marked in and would have the capacity to utilize whatsapp web on your iphone simply as you do on android telephones and windows telephones. After you are marked in picture fairly like this would appear.Have a look on this one to make yourself all the more clear.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Virtual MACUL: Steve Dembo - Closing Keynote

Steve Dembo closed out MACUL 2013 in Detroit with a trademark high-energy, rousing address.

Enjoy it here through the courtesy of REMC's MI Streamnet.

[caption id="attachment_189" align="alignleft" width="428"] Steve Dembo delivers his keynote "Building Bolder Schools: It doesn't hurt to be first.".[/caption]


Virtual MACUL: Kevin Honeycutt's Opening Keynote

If you couldn't make it to Michigan's MACUL conference in Detroit, REMC MI Streamnet can serve as your conference DVR.

Here is the amazing Kevin Honeycutt's opening keynote "Launch Me".

[caption id="attachment_184" align="alignleft" width="416"] Kevin Honeycutt kicks off MACUL 2013 in Detroit[/caption]

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Xiaomi Mi6, The Best Xiaomi, Price, Release date, Specifications

Xiaomi Mi6, the commendable successor of Xiaomi Mi5 coming soon to satisfy you. As indicated by report, The Next era, Xiaomi Mi6 with Snapdragon 835 and 6GB RAM coming in April 2017 because of the late dispatch of Snapdragon 835. It anticipated that would be valued approx. Rs. 24,999(4GB RAM+32GB ROM), approx. Rs 27,999 (6GB RAM+64GB ROM), Approx. Rs 29,999(6GB RAM+128GB ROM). Mi6 will cost Approx. CNY 2499 FOR 4GB RAM+32GB ROM, Approx. CNY 2799 for 6GB RAM+64GB ROM, Approx. CNY 2999 for 6GB RAM+128GB ROM in China. It will go up against up and coming OnePlus 4, Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8.

Xiaomi as of late propelled Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime and Redmi 4A in China soon going to dispatch in India. xiaomi mi 6 release date in india Xiaomi Mi5C, Redmi Pro 2 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 additionally released web based coming in Q1 2017 in China.

As per most recent breaks and bits of gossip, Xiaomi Mi6 will keep running on Google's most recent Android N. It will likewise offer you a greater 5.5"- inch QHD(1440 x 2560) Super AMOLED show with Gorilla Glass 5. It will be pressed with an effective 4000mAh battery with Quick charge highlights.

It will bolster Dual-SIM(LTE+LTE), Micro SIM with 4GLTE, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Finger print scanner and USB Type C. It will be controlled by the quickest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB/6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB ROM + 2TB Micro SD card opening. It will likewise join double effective camera, a 20-MegaPixel OIS raise camera and 8-MegaPixel front camera. No official affirmation from Xiaomi up until this point.

Xiaomi Mi6 FEATURES:-

  • Double SIM with 4G LTE, NFC

  • 5.5 - inch qHD Display

  • Android N

  • 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM

  • Speedier 64-Bit Octa-center processor

  • Camera 20-MP+8-MP

  • Effective 4000mAh battery