On this page, I will provide links to tip sheets, lesson plans, video training on using technology to enhance economic learning! For example, look forward to how-to tips on using a variety of digital responses, such as: podcasts, digital video, blogs, wikis, websites, ebooks, etc.
Download YouTube & Vimeo Movies to Your Laptop! So you can’t use YouTube at your school but you find some excellent videos you would like to show to students. You can download those videos as MP4’s so they will play on your computer. Follow these directions:
Movie-making: Have students use Movie Maker to create short films about economic concepts. Use the Tips for Using Windows Movie Maker printout from ReadWriteThink!
Learn more about using iMovie from these great tutorials.
Use Animoto, a great free online tool to make instant videos.
Podcasts: Have your students create podcasts about economics. Use the Podcasts: The Nuts and Bolts of Creating Podcasts http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/printouts/podcasts-nuts-bolts-creating-30311.html
Digital Storytelling: Create digital stories about econ. concepts using PowerPoint. Use the PowerPoint Tip Sheet http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/printouts/powerpoint-tool-tips-30203.html
Finding Images for Projects: Do a search through Creative Commons to make sure you are using images that are usable in a school. Discovery Education has many freely available clip art and moving .gif images you can use in digital stories.