Today I discovered Vibby, a neat little web application that allows you to edit, comment, and interact with YouTube videos in a pinch! The process is relatively simple... First, select the video you want to use: Then, highlight sections of the video you find most interesting, confusing, or conversation-worthy. Select these to make them the … Continue reading Use Vibby To Make YouTube Videos Go Further In Your Classroom!
I would bet money that YouTube is one of my students most used websites. Whether they are at lunch break or waiting for their parents to pick them up, they care constantly watching music videos, laughing at the newest YouTube sensation, or just browsing for news. As an educator, I think it is important to … Continue reading 18 Ways To Use YouTube With Bloom’s Taxonomy
I learned about VideoNotes from Richard Bryne's incredible blog, and was excited about the possibilities it holds for students and flipped learning. Basically, VideoNotes is an online tool that allows students to take notes while watching videos on the same screen, side-by-side. You can load a video on the left side of the screen by inputting the … Continue reading VideoNotes: Take Notes While Watching Videos!
A few weeks ago one of my faculty members wanted to create a project where students developed fake movie plots for major events in history, such as World War I, World War II and the Cold War. After talking with him further, we decided that the best way to have students create the idea for … Continue reading Free Download: IMDB PowerPoint Template
The documentary selection in our library is decent, but I often find myself looking online for educational videos and feature-films to show my students. Unfortunately, most online documentaries require you to download the full film and have some sort of torrenting software. So, to make the search easier, I've compiled a list of 10 places … Continue reading 10 Places to Find Documentaries Online
I stumbled across Weavly the other day and was astonished by the simplicity and creativity it allowed. It is fun, fast, and requires no downloading or uploading of files. Plus, the interface is simple and user-friendly, as you can see from the screenshot below: Best of all - it's very easy to use! Just search … Continue reading Weavly: Create Mashup Videos With Ease!
Google recently launched Story Builder, which allows anyone to create short, Google-Docs style videos. You can adjust the characters, the story line, the plot, and even customize the music. Check out this example by Google of one of my favorite shows, 30 Rock: The process of creating a video is simple: Add and name characters … Continue reading Google Story Builder: Create Video Stories in Minutes!