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5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions)

5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions)
Do you want to be able to use YouTube in your class, but are concerned about exposing students to the distractions that surround it? Worse yet, inappropriate content may be displayed, which is a huge concern for younger students in particular. Well I am here to provide a few approaches to solving that problem. You can use YouTube to host and deliver videos safely, without the distractions. This Image is Licensed CC BY SA 3.0 Concerns about this come up whenever I teach Flipped Class techniques. Another consideration that is also often voiced is privacy. The following tools and techniques offer a mix of privacy and safe delivery approaches that should help you meet your needs. Technique Number 1: Unlisted and Embedded One approach to providing some level of privacy and limiting distractions is to deliver a YouTube video in a private tool like an LMS or other member-based environment where you can embed YouTube code (if you aren’t sure how to use embed code, this video will help). Related:  How to do flippingVideos

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes Editor's Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. When the subject of the flipped class comes up, many educators see how it applies to academic subjects like math and science education, but don't realize that the methodology has applications in a wide array of other classes. According to a survey of 2358 teachers by the Flipped Learning Network and Sophia Learning (PDF, 1.2MB), 33 percent of those teachers who are flipping their classes are math teachers, 38 percent are science teachers, and 23 percent teach English language arts and social studies. To flip the non-flippable classes, teachers need to ask this key question: What is the best use of my face-to-face time with students? Let's look at a few examples of teachers who use the flipped learning model in what many have considered non-flippable courses. Physical Education Woodworking Dance Education Elementary School

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. If you flip your class, you might be able to rid yourself of the bane of many teachers: grading papers late at night. Since the flipped classroom model moves teachers away from the "front of the room," they have more time to interact with students and implement a wide variety of instructional strategies -- including formative assessment. 5 Steps to Check for Mastery One formative assessment strategy has the side benefit of not taking papers home to grade. 1. Assign students work to complete based on one specific objective. 2. Students are told to solve either the even or the odd problems, or perhaps some other combination. 3. Once a student has completed his work, he asks the teacher to complete a check for mastery. They get it. 4. 5. Watch this video clip of Aaron's classroom in action. Flexibility, Efficiency, and Accountability

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Create an Impressive Class Website in Under an Hour Have you ever admired other teachers’ websites and wished you had the know-how to create one for your classroom? For years I wished I had a class website. I had tried my hand at creating one using both FrontPage and Dreamweaver, and even though I’m pretty good with technology, I gave up in frustration. The system my district provides is easy to use, but every site looks nearly the same. Why Create a Website? Communication, Communication, Communication Having my own class website has been a game changer in home-to-school communication, and that in my opinion, is the best reason for a teacher to create one. Weebly allows an unlimited number of pages for your website. It's Good for the Environment For the past two years I have put my Welcome Back Letter to parents and students, as well as our suggested school supply list, on the site. It's a Safe Place for My Students to Explore I have created a section on my site called Kid’s Space. Unexpected Benefits Another benefit? Choose a user name. 1.

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Overcoming Common Hurdles Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipping your classroom is a great way to move from "sage on the stage" to "guide on the side." But that shift can also bring about a number of other complications. For instance: What if students can't access the internet at home? What if students simply don't know how to watch an educational video? The answers to these questions are in the video above. Meanwhile, the rest of this post will delve into one of these questions in more detail: What happens if students don't know how to watch an educational video? Watching vs. To answer this question, there is a word that I would like to take out of the vocabulary of flipped classroom teachers. Rather . . . We want them to interact with the video content. Low Tech 1. 2. High Tech 1. There has been an error with the video. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to deeper levels of comprehension and engagement. Perhaps the greatest benefit of flipped learning is that it gives teachers more time to interact with students one-to-one and in small groups. Help With the "Hard Stuff" An integral part of the learning process is when we are stretched outside of our comfort zone -- without being stretched too far that we are incapable of succeeding. Correcting Misconceptions Students sometimes learn things incorrectly. Questioning Activities Many teachers who utilize flipped learning check that students have interacted with the required video material by asking individual students a series of questions about the content.

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