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Video Backgrounds and Free Motion Backgrounds. The Best Videos For Educators In 2015 – Part Two. Another day, another annual “Best” list (you can find all 1,500 Best lists here). You might also be interested in: The Best Videos For Educators In 2015 – So Far The Best Videos For Educators In 2014 – Part Two The Best Videos For Educators In 2014 – So Far The “All-Time” Best Videos For Educators The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – Part Two The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part Two The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part One The Best Videos For Educators In 2011 Part Two Of The Best Videos For Educators — 2010 The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010 And you might also want to see The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual — Part One ; The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner ; The Best Video Clips Demonstrating “Grit”; and The Best Fun Videos About Books & Reading.

The Best TV/Movie Scenes Showing Good & Bad Classroom Discussions The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A “Growth Mindset” – Help Me Find More “How are you?” Short film shows why Nikola Tesla was an unparalleled genius [video] - Holy Kaw! Shakey Graves is the best one man band you'll ever see [video] - Holy Kaw! Educational Video Resources. 9 sites to watch excellent curated videos. Hundreds of hours of video are uploaded to the Web every minute, so it’s not always easy to find something interesting to watch when you have a moment to spare. Thankfully, we’re experts at faffing on company time and know where to get our fix of quality Web video. Here are our picks for the best sites to watch curated clips. 5by If you’ve only got a couple of minutes to kill, head over to 5by and let its Concierge feature know whether you just want to pass time, discover a new music video or have your mind blown right quick. The site also has a load of channels ranging from the generic — such as Tech, Video games and Travel — to the specific, like 90s music, Impressions and Law Breakers.

There’s something in here for every kind of procrastinator. ➤ 5by [Web | iOS | Android] Devour Devour brings together all the Web’s videos worth writing home about. . ➤ Devour [Web | iOS] Findie If you’re serious about how you waste your time, Findie’s worth a look. . ➤ Findie Screenings ➤ Screenings Brain Pump. 7 important YouTube Tips for Teachers. September 11, 2015 YouTube is undoubtedly a great source of educational video content to use with students in class. whether you are looking for subject specific content or generic insights elated to professional development and teaching, YouTube’s video library has you covered. YouTube is also a versatile video editor where you can create and edit your own videos. It actually provides all the editing features you would normally find in a pro video editing software and all for free. Given the growing educational potential of YouTube, we have created a section in this blog where we share a plethora of resources to help you make the best out of this platform in your own teaching.

And in Today's post we are featuring more interesting tips to keep in mind when using YouTube : 1- Build a playlist of your favourite videos This is a very interesting feature for teachers. A- Here’s how to embed a video: A- Upload date B- Search by type C- Duration D- Search for HD videos and 3D videos. Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel. Some Very Good TED Ed Lessons on Writing to Share with Students. July 12, 2015 This week’s Ted Ed list of talks we curated for you revolves around the theme: writer’s workshop. This is basically a playlist prepared by Ted Ed Channel on YouTube featuring 16 Ted Ed video lessons from which we selected the ones below.

The talks are particularly ideal for classroom inclusion. You can use them with your students to teach them about some of the mechanics of writing and raise their consciousness to the important elements that make a good piece of writing. 1- Three anti-social skills to improve your writing - Nadia Kalman 2- The power of simple words - Terin Izil 3- The power of a great introduction - Carolyn Mohr 4- Beware of nominalizations (AKA zombie nouns) - Helen Sword 5- How to build a fictional world - Kate Messner 6- Grammar's great divide: The Oxford comma - TED-Ed 7- In on a secret?

How To Use Animoto to Create Book Trailers. 4 Must-Watch Inspirational TED Talks on Creativity in Business | There are days that I'm on fire with creative ideas--I have tons of Post-It notes and email reminders to prove it! But there are also those dreaded days that a creative block strikes, when it's like pulling teeth get the wheels turning again. When that happens, it's time to turn to the pros.

TED Talks are a great source of inspiration, particularly their segments on creativity. Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity. Want to find the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work? Want to give every idea a chance? Linda Hill, Harvard professor and co-author of Collective Genius, has studied some of the world's most creative companies to create tools and tactics that keep great ideas flowing from everyone within the company, not just those who have been designated "creatives. " Seventeen minutes is all it takes for Linda to help you get your creative juices flowing again!

Nadi Radjou: Creative problem solving in the face of extreme limits. Online Video Converter - convert video to MP4, AVI, MPEG, FLV, 3GP. 5 Great Tools for Video Conferencing and Organizing Online Meetings. June 20, 2015 The power of video conferencing tools lies in their ability to engage audience through the use of visuals, interactive features and synchronous communication. The most popular free tools in this regard are Google Hangout and Skype. Both of these applications are easy to use and offer a variety of decent features for hosting online meetings and organizing seminars. However, if you are looking for some advanced alternatives, you should definitely consider the tools below. These are premium softwares that schools , universities, and individuals can use to conduct formal online conferences, webinars, and seminars. From document upload to sharing slides and web co-browsing these tools offer a plethora of powerful functionalities ideal for e-conferencing.

Adobe Connect web conferencing software offers immersive online meeting experiences from small group collaboration to large scale webinars. Blackboard is another excellent online conferencing software. 70+ book picks from TED speakers and attendees. The tables in bookstores can be overwhelming: Every book cover looks appealing, every blurb glows with praise. Sometimes, you just need a recommendation from a human, someone you trust. Below, 10 members of the TED community — with very different points of view — share the books they think you’ll enjoy this summer.

Their selections are wonderfully untethered to new releases and bestsellers, with a little something for everyone. Mind-bending fiction, picked by David Eagleman David Eagleman is a neuroscientist whose sensory vest may just expand the limits of human perception. But this TED speaker is also a writer — of both fiction (his Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives has been translated into 28 languages) and nonfiction (Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain was a bestseller). His recommendations highlight mind-bending fiction: Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges. The Bear by William Faulkner. The Arrival by Shaun Tan. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Ruby by Cynthia Bond. 3 Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Life Long Learning. June 19, 2015 Learning is , as educational philosopher Maxin Green argues, the hope that lights up the other end of the tunnel.

Through learning, we get to discover and better understand our inner worlds as well as the world around us. As a life-long journey, learning is an eternal endeavour, a passion that lives with us from cradle to grave. The 3 TED talks we selected for you today sheds more light on the power of life long learning and its transformative impact on our lives and the lives of those around us. We invite you to give them a watch and share with us what you think of them. 1- The life-long learner by Ben Dunlap 'Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.' 2- Essentials for Lifelong Learning Danny Stillion 'Danny Stillion describes a lifestyle of lifelong learning as a factor of curiosity, empathy, and passion. 3- Smash Fear, learn anything by Tim Ferriss.

10 tips for editing video in a thoughtful, compelling way. By Kari Mulholland One of TED’s video editors, Kari Mulholland, hard at work. Below, her editing advice. Photo: Biljana Labovic The techniques that video editors use to shape their content reveal a lot about how people create meaning in the world. Editors have a deep understanding of how people think, feel, remember and learn, and we use this knowledge to build powerful, moving stories and experiences. The TED Talk editing toolkit is small when compared to ones used to cut a narrative feature or documentary.

Now, compare that to the same excerpt edited competently. What made the first excerpt so uncomfortable to watch was that the edits were unmotivated; every edit was random. Choose the best camera angles for each moment. Now the “um” is edited out, by cutting between two shots during an action-filled moment. Think about who’s speaking and who’s listening. Now let’s watch the same excerpt edited like a TED Talk. The edits are motivated by the words spoken by both Chris and Bill. YouTube Offers Free Music for your Classroom Videos. Using Video In The Classroom – A Teacher’s Handbook - EFL 2.0 Teacher Talk. TED-Ed Videos, Lessons & Resources. Saskatchewan Grain Elevator Destroyed In Spectacular Drone Video. The little town of Rockhaven, Sask. saw a prominent landmark come tumbling down when its Pioneer grain elevator was destroyed on Monday.

And one farmer provided some spectacular drone's eye footage of the demolition. Trevor Scherman captured video of the elevator just as a trackhoe ate away at its foundation and made it hurtle to the ground, kicking up a cloud of dust, CBC News reported. "It's pretty amazing that it falls like that," he told CTV News. The elevator was built in 1973 and it became something of a historical treasure in Rockhaven, as it was among the first grain handling points to take on a million bushels. Now, only a single elevator remains in the community. "I think everyone wasn't very happy that it happened," longtime farmer Debbie Duncan told CBC News of the demolition.

She and her husband Pat have bought the last remaining elevator in the area, which used to be owned by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. "It's the last one here and it's not going anywhere," she said. Close. Brainwaves Video Anthology Is A Great Collection Of Short Videos Of & For Educators. This Will Revolutionize Education. Re-imagining school. Most important Youtube videos - Business Insider. How to delete mysterious ‘other’ data from your iPhone and iPad | Cult of Mac. <iframe width="640" height="360" src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD118" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD119">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD121">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD123">www</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD125">.

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Every part of the creation process -- writing, recording, editing, and distributing -- is possible on the devices that can fit in our pocket. Vision is the most dominant of the five senses. Research shows that concepts are better remembered if they are taught visually. This is called the pictorial superiority effect, and it’s why video is such a powerful learning tool. A video is created three times: when you write it, when you shoot it, and when you edit it.

There are several formats that can be used to write a script for the classroom: a Google Doc, a dedicated app (ex: Storyboards), a Google Form, or a production organization document. Curating content is another significant way to incorporate video into your classroom. Video Playlist: Video Bootcamp for Teachers Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. More Resources for Using Video in the Classroom. Education | Topics | Watch | TED. Pos ed articles and You Tube. How to Create Custom Thumbnails for YouTube Videos. We’ve already learned how to create a custom header for our YouTube channel, now let’s learn how to create custom thumbnails. Why is this important? If you share on YouTube, the thumbnail is important. If someone is looking at your channel on their mobile, all they may see is the thumbnail. You can customize these in Canva. Below I share some sample thumbnails and 10 tips to make great thumbnails.

Technology Fear Factor in education is the most popular video I’ve ever created amassing tens of thousands of views this year! 10 Top Tips for a Great YouTube Thumbnail Pick high contrast colors. This is the template I used for 2 minute tip videos. Astronaut's stunning space timelapse shows gorgeous auroras over Earth. What Most Schools Don't Teach. 50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014. 50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014 by Sara Briggs The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks.

Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks. So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of a view or a subject with the enthusiasm of a first-year teacher. Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder, challenging your educator perspective. 1. 100,000 Tutors 2. Sugata Mitra won the 2013 TED Prize for his idea: Build a school in the cloud. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. Nothing but truth ! Pushing The Edge Trailer 2. Teaching and Learning: Four Big Ideas for What's Next. Eric Whitacre: A choir as big as the Internet. Garrio Harrison's answer to TED Talks: What are the top TED talks that have changed your life or your perspective about some aspect of life? RSA Shorts - How to find your element.