CultureTalk CultureTalk by Region and Country About CultureTalk CultureTalk features video clips of interviews and discussions with people from many different countries and of many different ages and walks of life. Some interviews and discussions are in English; more are in the language(s) of the countries involved. Translations and/or transcripts are given for all non-English video clips. Topics include family, food, education, religious and cultural customs, work, art, sport, travel, and more. 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. You can also install the View Pure bookmarklet to accomplish the same goal.
CCASN: Resources: Web-Based Curriculum Resources for College and Career Academies This guide was made possible by funding from the California Department of Education, The Wallace Foundation, The Stuart Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Walter S. Johnson Foundation and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement U.S. Department of Education. Acknowledgements CCASN would like to acknowledge the contributors to this guide. "Bringing the Common Core to Life" : Resources : Race to the Top : NYSED On April 28, participants engaged with a leading author and architect of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), David Coleman, to understand how the Core Standards for College and Career Readiness build on the work New York State has done in developing a standards-based system and their specific implications for teachers and instructional leaders state wide. Details about the presentation (94 KB)Slide show to accompany the webinar The webinar is now divided into sections for easier viewing.
14 Free Resources for Primary Source Documents Primary sources are resources that were first-hand created in a given period of time and never undergone any kind of editing or distortion. These sources are multimodal and they come in different forms. They can be artifacts, documents, pictures, recordings, essays, photographs, maps...etc. Now with the globalization of knowledge and the pervasive use of digital media, primary sources become accessible to everybody with an internet connection. However, the search for these materials is akin to a scavenger hunt and hence the importance of having a handy list such as the one below to keep for rainy days.
4 Great Video Resources for Middle and High School Classrooms Videos are a great way to engage students while also bringing a variety of voices and perspectives into your instruction. Both captivating and informative, video is unique among other digital media in the way that it can so readily transcend the walls of your classroom. As the amount of video content on the Web expands, there is of course lots of great educational content that can help you bring the world to your students. But the web is a pretty big haystack, and it can be hard to keep up with what's new and find the best content for your class.
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. Social Bookmarking – Learn more Best practices: six steps to better tagging There are no fixed rules on how to use tagging, but it can be very beneficial for yourself and others to use some kind of system. Here are some guidelines: 1. Be consistent: the MOST important ‘rule’!
Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education I think it's fair to say that Twitter can no longer be dismissed as a trivial passing fad. Though I had dabbled with a personal account, my entire opinion changed when I started my @VideoAmy account and dove in to the conversations educators were engaged in. While some people certainly do tweet about what they're having for breakfast, teachers, administrators, and educational organizations use Twitter in a whole different way -- making smart use of those 140 characters to share resources, wisdom, and inspiration.
Nimbus - Welcome to Nimbus Capture! How to Create Screenshot There are 3 ways to capture your screen: a) With the help of the button in your address bar Teachers' Guide - Growing Up Online 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. Online media has also intensified the social dimensions of adolescence as teens create and play with identities on sites like MySpace and Facebook and encounter intense peer pressure in a variety of virtual worlds.