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How to Use Online Video in Your Classroom

How to Use Online Video in Your Classroom
It's one thing to talk about Mount St. Helens erupting in science class. It's another thing altogether to watch a video of the mountain's summit exploding into dust. "A lot of students these days expect information to be presented in a flashy, entertaining way, so videos can help draw them in," says Larry Sanger, executive director of WatchKnowLearn, a site that collects education-related videos. Your YouTube Primer Though YouTube is blocked in many classrooms because of inappropriate materials on the site, there are many valuable videos that do further learning. In fact, in late 2011, YouTube for Schools was introduced, an opt-in program that allows schools to access thousands of educational videos from vetted YouTube channels like PBS, TED, and Khan Academy in a safe and controlled environment; the teachers and admins choose what videos are available to their students. Short of joining the YouTube for Schools program, here are a other few ways to separate the wheat from the chaff: Related:  e-learning

3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools For Teachers Teachers are presenters. Let’s be frank. They get up in front of a room of people and present. They then encourage the students to work together and continue the presentation through other methods. in other words, teachers need to know how to present and create slideshows. If you’ve been hunting around for a few free presentation tools for teachers, then you’re in luck. Here are three of our recommended tools for teachers, admins, students, and just about anyone looking to show up to class with a kick-butt set of informative slides. 1. Animoto has shown up on a number of ’awesome tools’ lists that we’ve done in the past, and it is because it’s one of the best free tools out there for slideshow creation. When your slideshow is done, you can share your video on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, email, or even download it to a DVD. 2. Knovio is an easy-to-use web-based tool that allows you to make an exisiting powerpoint presentation much more dynamic. 3.

What is Interactive Teaching The first thing to realize about interactive teaching is that it is NOT something new or mysterious. If you are a teacher and you ask questions in class, assign and check homework, or hold class or group discussions, then you already teach interactively. Basically then (in my book), interactive teaching is just giving students something to do, getting back what they have done, and then assimilating it yourself, so that you can decide what would be best to do next. But, almost all teachers do these things, so is there more to it? not understand a crucial concept partway into the lecture and so what follows is unintelligible, be missing prior information or not have a good understanding of what went before, so the conceptual structures on which the lecture is based are absent, lack the interest, motivation, or desire to expend the mental effort to follow the presentation, understand the arguments, make sense of the positions, and validate the inferences.

TeacherTube Is a YouTube for Educators A while back, I posted a blog entry titled "Online Interactivity for Educators: A Teacher's Tour of YouTube." Many people replied with comments, questions, suggestions, and so on. A new site for educators, TeacherTube, takes the sharing, production, and community-building aspects of YouTube and offers an educator's version. According to TeacherTube's founders, "We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners." The site officially launched in March 2007 and is slowly but surely gaining popularity. Would you like to know how to make large posters for your classroom using Microsoft Excel? I don't think it's at all meant to be a replacement for YouTube. According to TeacherTube, community members can Check TeacherTube out.

Create Animation - Sketch Star English Books Daily #textbooks@create_your_english#communicative_course@create_your_english#professional_english@create_your_englishArmer Tamzen. Cambridge English for Scientists. (SB + TB + Audio)Cambridge English for Scientists develops the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of science students and professionals, enabling them to communicate more confidently and effectively in their work or study environment.Expand text… Uniquely, this course focuses on both spoken and written communication, with each of the ten units relating to a case study based on real, published research. This makes the course ideal for scientists from a wide range of scientific backgrounds.

Upload University: Teachers Get Online | Edutopia For most teachers, the nuances of what goes on inside their colleagues' classrooms are a mystery. Jason Smith wants to peek behind those doors with a high-tech tool -- streaming videos over the Internet. Smith, superintendent of the Melissa Independent School District, in Melissa, Texas, launched the video-sharing Web site TeacherTube in March of 2007. In an era when student improvement is a federal mandate, Smith says, many teachers want to change but lack a forum to find ideas and share theirs with others. "We just don't share even with our colleagues across the hall," Smith says. TeacherTube has been an instant hit -- since March 6, Smith says, more than 13.6 million visitors have been on the site. With TeacherTube, Smith aims to fill a gap in teacher professional development, giving educators access to teaching methods, instructional videos, and sample lessons from around the world. The videos on TeacherTube vary widely in presentation. In a random selection of videos, Mrs.

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today 6 Time-Saving Writing Apps For Students 8.22K Views 0 Likes For anyone who has ever had to write a paper, you know that getting the ideas down when they come to you is important. These mobile apps will get you started and keep you going. 5 Useful iPhone Apps For Student Bloggers 30 Superb Examples of Infographic Maps As you search the web you’ll come across a wide range of interactive and graphical maps. Deciding when, where and how to integrate or display a map on your site is the first step, the second should be what technology and illustrations to use. If you’re all about interaction, JQuery, Ajax, or Flash are all effective technologies that hold their own ground. Map illustrations are a dime a dozen however, a strong and balanced display of graphics, information, and colors is what makes an infographic stand out and reach its target audience effectively. As designers, we’re constantly searching for ways to improve and style our designs, this is exactly what the following 30 infographics and sites display below; the breaking of rules. Sites with Interactive Maps Illustrative Infographics Compiled exclusively for WDD by Liz Fulghum. Did we miss any great examples?

Improving Preservice Teachers’ Science Knowledge by Creating, Reviewing and Publishing Slowmations to Teacher Tube Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA Abstract “Slowmation” (abbreviated from “Slow Animation”) is a new but simple form of stop-motion animation that supports learners in creating their own animations of science concepts. This paper presents a study of preservice elementary teachers in two science method classes (18 in one class in 2007 and 12 in another class in 2008) to ascertain if they improved their science knowledge when they used a three phase framework to create, review and publish slowmations to a web site (Teacher Tube). Citation Hoban, G., McDonald, D. & Ferry, B. (2009). Keywords

40 Sites and Apps for Creating Presentations Creating a presentation or slideshow is one of the staples of any 21st Century Classroom. This is a skill that almost every educator has and is a must known skill for any successful student. It used to be that only programs such as PowerPoint could create presentations. *This list is in alphabetical order.40 Sites & Apps for Creating Presentations 9Slides - A wonderful site and app for adding video/audio narration to a presentation. Teacher to Teacher: Critical Thinking in the College Classroom This web site provides personal, practical, and published materials collected to help you cultivate critical thinking skills in your students, especially first-year students. How these materials are organized These materials are contained in 14 modules--ten focused on specific critical thinking skills, and four on specific teaching methods. These modules are then categorized using Halpern's (2003) framework for teaching critical thinking skills across disciplines. a critical thinking attitude or habit of intellectual deliberation; individual intellectual skills like analysis and inference; the ability to use these skills in new contexts, and the ability to reflect upon and evaluate one's own thinking (metacognition). In each module, you will find: Teaching critical thinking means giving students intentional challenges and supportive practice overcoming those challenges using specific intellectual skills. Use the links at the top of the page to navigate and begin! Reference:

DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more! 46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start? Ed note: The original list has somehow become corrupted, so we’ve substituted the following list–only 36 tools, but the best of the bunch–visually, pikotchart, easely, etc.