To start, I wanted something that was quick. Teachers arealways overworked and under paid. They don't want to sit through long meetings that detail one intiative or one tool. That's where the 10 minute time limit came in. I also wanted something packed full of information, so I thought taking my 60 apps in 60 minutes format, cutting it to 10 apps, and making ones that could be specific by content area would be most beneficial. I could also do 10 minute video how to's on my favorite educational apps and call them deep dives. The whole idea here is to convince a teacher to try and use just one. If you can get them to do that, you can get the snowball rolling downhill. You can get them to see the benefit and maybe continue to add more.
As I thought about my (hopefully) new position, I thought it might be difficult to get the seat time in front of teachers in order to deliver these 10 app in 10 minute presentations. It also would be difficult for teachers to go back and pick up more. Why not use one of the latest teaching methods, the flip, and make this available anywhere to anybody. That's where the idea of using Touchcast came in. Touchcast allows the user to get started with that application straight from the video. It gives a teacher no excuse not to start. It only takes 10 minutes of their time, and they can use the video anytime and anywhere.