30+ Alternatives to YouTube Over the last year I've done a few posts about alternatives to YouTube. This post consolidates all of those resources into one list. If you have a suggestion that should be added to this list, please leave a comment. 1,2,3. This list cannot be started and would be totally incomplete if I did not start by mentioning Teacher Tube, Teachers.tv, and iTunes U. My blog posts on the three services are here, here, and here respectively.4. 6,7. 8,9 Vimeo and Blip.tv are two user generated content video sites that have gained some traction over the last year. 11. 12, 13. 15, 16, 17, 18. 19, 20 TED and Big Think offer intellectual discussions and presentations about a wide variety of social, political, scientific, and economic topics. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. iCue, presented by NBC News, features videos about history and current events. 27. 28. 29. 31. 32. 33. 34.
Home Teachers TV | Free education videos and resources for professional development 3 Clutter-free Ways to Display YouTube Videos I'm slowly starting to hear more instances of schools allowing teachers and students to access YouTube in their classrooms. Last week a reader contacted me for suggestions about displaying YouTube videos in her classroom without accidentally having an inappropriate "related video" show up on the screen. What follows are the three resources I recommend for displaying YouTube without the sidebar advertisements and related videos. View Pure is a simple little tool that strips way all of the distractions of related videos, comments, and promoted videos. To use View Pure just copy the link of a video into the "purifier," click purify, and your video will be displayed on a blank white background. Quietube is a handy little browser extension that removes all the clutter from YouTube allowing you to view only your selected video. SafeShare.tv makes it possible to view YouTube videos without displaying the related videos and associated comments. Here's what SafeShare.tv looks like in action.
100 Awesome Classroom Videos to Learn New Teaching Techniques With so many good teachers out there, it’s fortunate they can share their knowledge via video on the Internet. From the funny to the poignant, these glimpses into the lives of teachers and their students will keep you entertained while learning a little something as well. Whether you are a new teacher storing up tips and tricks or an experienced teacher who could just use a fresh perspective, you are sure to find something helpful among these videos. The Basics Reading, storytelling, math, and science all get coverage with these videos that show how some Teaching Storytelling in the Classroom. Myst ‘Exile’ in the Classroom. The Arts From visual arts to music to drama, these videos will offer suggestions and stimulate creativity when teaching art to your students. Footprint dancing at the Nest. Getting Physical Movement doesn’t have to be reserved just for PE class. Student Body: Classroom Exercises Make Learning Lively. Education and Technology Turning on Technology: Ferryway School.
Khan Academy Teachers' Guide - Growing Up Online | Teacher Center | FRONTLINE About the Film: FRONTLINE takes viewers inside the private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming the experience of adolescence. At school, teachers are trying to figure out how to reach a generation that no longer reads books or newspapers. Fear of online predators has led teachers and parents to focus primarily on keeping kids safe online. But many young people think these fears are misplaced. About the Resources FRONTLINE had developed materials for teachers, parents and kids to accompany Growing Up Online. Watching the Film: Teachers can either assign the film for viewing as homework or show the film in class. A Note to Teachers: Although any teacher can use these lessons, library/media specialists, media teachers and teachers of health, sociology, English and history should find that these activities lead to meaningful student-based research and lively discussion. Discussion Questions: Featured Lesson Plan: Students will:
The Best Videos For Educators In 2011 This is always one of my favorite year-end lists to do….. You might also be interested in: 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 and The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner. Here are my choices for The Best Videos For Educators In 2011: The World Wildlife Fund created this amazing forty second video: The world is where we live from WWF on Vimeo. It publicizes another pretty impressive creation of theirs — My World. Here are two amazing videos taken from The International Space Station: Daniel Pink was recently interviewed on a local Washington, D.C. television show along with a local university official. Near the end of the extensive Bloom’s Taxonomy lesson I describe in my book, I show some fun videos demonstrating the thinking levels through scenes from Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Twenty Movies Every Educator Should See Image credit: iStockphoto These are the top 20 movies every educator should watch. While every movie is not specifically about educators, there is definitely something to take away from each. These movies are not listed in order of importance, just the order they came to me. Each title is linked to their IMDB page. Summer School Mark Harmon tries to be the teacher he is not and only succeeds in reaching his students when he is the teacher they need him to be. Lean on Me Morgan Freeman plays Joe Clark, the principal who is willing to do anything it takes to help make his school safe and create an environment for all students to learn. Ferris Bueller's Day Off As a teacher, this movie is a bit funnier when you think about the things Ferris is able to pull off and the craziness Edward Rooney, the principal, must have had to deal with to push him over the edge. Dead Poets Society One of the main reasons I wanted to be an English Teacher my captain, my captain.
9 Great Animation and Video Creation Tools Integrated with YouTube for Teachers You might have wondered how those beautiful animated videos you see on YouTube are made. Sometimes you think people use expensive software ( well some do especially advertising companies ) but most of them are created using simple and free tools but with so much of creativity. Today I am introducing you to an awesome set of tools that are integrated into youTube and that will allow you to easily create videos without needing cameras or having to upload files or do any editing. They are very self explanatory and you can have a great video to share with your students in less than 10 minutes. If you use YouTube with your students then don't miss These Educational YouTube Tools. check them out they are also great. 1- GoAnimate This is a fun app that lets you make animated videos for free in just 10 minutes and without having to draw.You can even create your own cast of characters. 2- WeVideo 3- Vix-Video effects and text 4-Xtranormal Movie Maker 5- Stupeflix Video Maker 6- Vbop
35 Sources for Curated Educational Videos Like explorers approaching an unfamiliar landscape, teachers who are ready to take the plunge into flipped classrooms and blended learning often approach the opportunity with a mix of excitement and trepidation. Just dipping a toe into the virtual waters of online content can be overwhelming, and there’s a risk that even the most fearless educator can become paralyzed by the bottomless depths of content and endless pools of resources. While many teachers begin by creating their own content and videos, most start by sifting through free online sources. YouTube users across the globe upload 48 hours of content every minute. Fortunately, there are some great websites and services that take the guesswork out of finding and sorting educational video content. Backpack TV: Backpack.tv pulls from various sources to create a highly curated library of education videos organized by academic subject and detailed topic.
Plan out your video with a successful Storyboard I truly enjoy when teachers reach out for help to better instruct their students. Especially when the instruction involves introducing video production and skills. Aaron, a high school multimedia teacher, recently wrote to me and said: “I need a good storyboard lesson. I am a big fan of the storyboard. So although I don’t take a lot of time to teach the storyboard per se, I do make sure students plan out what shots they think they will want and need. Here are some helpful tips to consider: Use a Storyboard template to plan your shots. If you would like to view some basic storyboarding and video production techniques, visit my Video Production Tips page on my website. For other great broadcast and video production ideas, make sure to visit the JEADigitalMedia Guide to Broadcast/Video. Other ideas or thoughts about storyboards? About the Author: Don Goble Don Goble is a award-winning Broadcast Technology, Film and Multimedia Instructor at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St.
cwstoryboard.html What are they?(Some of the following is paraphrased from Pre-Production Video) Uses WHAT A STORYBOARD LOOKS LIKE(Pre-Production Video) ASSIGNMENT: Create a storyboard as a precursor for a script. STEPS FOR STORYBOARDINGWorksheet 1. In your first frame show an overview of your primary setting. ExampleIt is an overcast and portentously stormy late afternoon by an unsettled sea. It takes place in, around and in the vicinity of an ancient fortress in a strange, primitive kingdom that is unfriendly to newcomers. 3. What is it that you are trying to point out? Sample Storyboard Sites