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There are hundreds of video sites perfect for your classroom . They wouldn’t exist without useful videos. Therefore, it’s safe to say that video is playing a big role in the lives of today’s students. But how much of a role does it play in the future of education? Luckily, Cisco conducted a study (PDF) and crafted a whitepaper that details exactly what we should expect in the coming years regarding video.
So, you want to make a how-to video that people actually watch. It can be a bit of a challenge, but the good news is you don’t have to be a professional to make a great how-to video. Here are a few steps to get you started: Pick a Topic Picking a good topic is probably the most important part of the process.
There is nothing more motivating (and exciting) as digital creativity in the classroom. I personally think you would be hard pushed to find a teacher who doesn’t love offering their pupils digital creativity opportunities yet we all face the age old problem of having little TIME to learn new technologies and even less time to freely experiment in class. A few years ago a group of teachers were involved in a digital video collaboration with a number of other schools in Northern Ireland.
Below, we have gathered together some of the most intelligent video collections on YouTube. A great place to find culturally enriching video… General @GoogleTalks Google has lots of famous visitors speaking at its headquarters, and they’re all recorded and neatly presented here. Al Jazeera English The Middle Eastern news service, which has generated its share of controversy, now airs broadcasts in English and presents them here.
YouTube's initiative to add original programming to their site is producing quite a few "channels" of interest to the educator. It would make sense to set up a YouTube account for your school id and have a filtering system that lets you bypass to get to these great resources. YouTube is a distribution system and like all distribution systems: books, podcasts, etc. it has been criticized for content.
It sometimes can be useful to have videos you want to use in class organized in an online “playlist” that is easy to create: Here are my choices for The Best Ways To Create Online Video Playlists: Embedr is the one many teachers use, and it makes it pretty darn easy to create a video playlist.
Last year, along with a class of outstanding 9th grade students, we created French Revolution vs. Egyptian Protest Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) YouTube projects. I have had a few requests on how to go about making the projects so I put together this video tutorial. The tutorial provides the technical insight into how to upload and link YouTube videos with the built in Annotation & Spotlight feature.