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!
If you hadn't heard, there is something big going on overseas... the Tour De France! With 19 teams of riders covering of 2,000 miles of land, this massive bicycle race will finish on July 21st at dusk on the streets of Paris. I myself have been following along online, and am always inspired by the … Continue reading The Tour De France Explained in Animation
I wanted to share with you a work-in-progress, but exciting website: BardBytes. BardBytes, aptly summarized by its title, is an effort to bridge the gap between the Elizabethan Era and the 21st century classroom by providing educators with modern Shakespearean resources. Resources are categorized into history, tragedy, comedy and poetry, and then by individual plays. … Continue reading BardBytes: Shakespeare on the Web
As the person in charge of resetting student passwords for the school, you can guess that I often have parents and teachers coming to me asking me how their students can create strong, secure passwords. I'm working on creating a post that outlines this in more detail, probably in a printable handout, but for now, … Continue reading How To Create A Strong Password: Video Tutorials By Google & Mozilla
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!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER - CHECK OUT WHO WON HERE. Alright y'all, it's the middle of the school year, and if you are anything like me, you are starting to run a little ragged. So, to get you pumped up for the rest of the semester, I have something exciting for you... A Free 1 Year … Continue reading GIVEAWAY: A Year of GoAnimate for 5 Teachers and 100 Students!
The Known Universe video below completely blew my mind! It takes viewers from the Himalayas into the atmosphere and across space to the edge of our known universe. The accuracy and visualization of each star, planet, and beautiful piece of space viewed here are possible because of the Digital Universe Atlas, the world's most complete … Continue reading The Entire Known Universe in 6 Minutes and 29 Seconds