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25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos

25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Directory of the Web's best educational video resources. Includes 5min, Academic Earth, BrainPOP, Brightstorm, iTunes U, YouTube EDU, and many more sites.
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This is a great resource to use if you don't have time to make your own videos. There something for everyone here!

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 27, 5:13 AM
Sítios internet para vídeos educativos gratuitos.
magnus sandberg's curator insight, June 27, 9:16 AM
A great list of free video sites
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 30, 9:32 AM
These are an excellent video resource list that can be used within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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Project Management Basics Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO)

Project Management Basics Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
At work or school, teamwork can be a challenge. When people have different specialities and priorities, it can be difficult to keep the team working smoothly. That’s why projects often need someone who keeps things on track. This video introduces the basics of project management.
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Project management is an essential skill for instructional designers. This Common Craft video explains the main ideas needed to effectively manage a project. 

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Extending the Shelf-Life of Your Instructional Videos: Six Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Extending the Shelf-Life of Your Instructional Videos: Six Common Pitfalls to Avoid | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Marie Norman, PhD  "...there are a number of small mistakes that can shorten the shelf-life of video unnecessarily, limit its reusability, and compel you to re-record sooner than you’d like. I know because I’ve made virtually all these mistakes myself!

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Creating 'Evergreen Video' is the idea. Marier Norman offers find advice that will extend the life of our video presentations.  Time Saver! Don't miss it!

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 18, 10:28 AM
Great suggestions!
 
Daniel Collins's curator insight, March 2, 6:10 PM
Extending the shelf-life of your videos is a really important idea - especially when you're putting a lot of effort into their creation!
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Dial up the Dynamics: Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible

Dial up the Dynamics: Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Developing critical listening and speaking skills is an essential element of a student's higher-education experience. However, verbally presenting one's ideas and listening to contributions made by student peers are not typical experiences for online students, as most activities in online classes consist of reading and writing. As online course offerings increase, institutions have an obligation to ensure faculty are empowered to teach with tools that enable students to learn out loud. These tools and the content created with them must be accessible to all learners, including those who are hard of hearing and have vision impairments.
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Online teachers who use audio and video to connect with their students get better results. Asking your students to use audio and video tools to express their understanding dials up the dynamics of online teaching. Don't let accessibility concerns stop you! Go for it.

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Ron Martinez, PhD: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays

Ron Martinez, PhD: Screencasting Feedback on Student Essays | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Students can hear me explain what I am doing and why I am doing it as I provide feedback on how they can improve their written assignments.
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Online or face to face or online... screencasting is a skill to develop!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 20, 2016 2:19 PM

This article may open your eyes to the power of time-shifting your writing conferences using technology.  I regularly use screencasting to provide in context feedback on student portfolios. 

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 29, 2016 4:31 PM
Often, you can do this right in your learning management system. 
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Learning Glass helps UW-Stout professors connect with online students

Learning Glass helps UW-Stout professors connect with online students | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Learning Glass is a see-through blackboard with a twist.

 

Assistant Professor Julie Zaloudek: “With Learning Glass, you can see the instructors’ passion for the content we’re teaching. The student has the perception that we’re looking at them, and we like that.”

 

The idea for Learning Glass came from Jamison Patrick, of the Stout Online instructional design team. He saw a video about Learning Glass by a San Diego State professor who created one.

Patrick and Mike Cropp at the UW-Stout Discovery Center Fab Lab designed and built their own Learning Glass last fall using quarter-inch thick tempered glass mounted on a stand. Learning Technology Services created the set for videotaping.

“This provides an opportunity to be more engaging to our students,” Patrick said. “It’s low-cost and the return on investment is high. The possibilities are endless with e-learning.”

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The creative engergy of well trained minds is just part of what makes online teaching and learning a vital field. Kudos to the Fab-Lab and the committed educators of Stout Online.

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Anita Harris's curator insight, April 19, 2016 6:59 PM
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Technology Tools for Teachers: Green Screen in the Classroom

Technology Tools for Teachers: Green Screen in the Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
What is a green screen?
In film and video, a green background can be placed behind subjects being filmed. This allows a separately-filmed background to be added to the final video. Using a green screen is a fun way to enhance any video project. Filming in front of a green screen allows any project to be virtually transported to a new location or setting.

Why use a green screen?
There are many green-screen film projects that can enhance learning in the classroom. Using a green screen can make projects more fun, interesting, and effective. For example:
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Back in the 90's I had a green screen system and video editing equipment in my middle school Language and Technology classroom at Kingsbury Middle School at Lake Tahoe. Thanks to a very generous 10 k grant from Bill Cosby I put together a video studio that mesmerized by students. We had great, pre-digital equipment. Teachers today can put together a better system than I had for a 1/10th the price. 8-) Thank you Moore's Law!

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 13, 2016 9:40 AM

Back in the 90's I had a green screen system and video editing equipment in my middle school Language and Technology classroom at Kingsbury Middle School at Lake Tahoe. Thanks to a very generous 10 k grant from Bill Cosby I put together a video studio that mesmerized by students. We had great, pre-digital equipment. Teachers today can put together a better system than I had for a 1/10th the price. 8-) Thank you Moore's Law!

April Ross Media's curator insight, March 14, 2016 2:50 PM

Green Screen tools simple and effective. Kids love the fun! 

Elizabeth Frangella's curator insight, March 14, 2016 8:46 PM

Back in the 90's I had a green screen system and video editing equipment in my middle school Language and Technology classroom at Kingsbury Middle School at Lake Tahoe. Thanks to a very generous 10 k grant from Bill Cosby I put together a video studio that mesmerized by students. We had great, pre-digital equipment. Teachers today can put together a better system than I had for a 1/10th the price. 8-) Thank you Moore's Law!

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Interactive Video – Key Tools For an Immersive Learning Experience

Interactive Video – Key Tools For an Immersive Learning Experience | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
In this article, we will walk you through the features of some of the interactive video tools that can take learning experience to a different level. Also we have included, at the end, a feature comparison table for the various tools.
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This tool review article should spark some ideas on how to make your videos more effective. 

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Terry Smith's curator insight, June 9, 5:18 PM
This article is a good summation for those who are interested in creating their own interactive videos. I have some exposure to H5P but less familiar with the others.  Interactive active videos are a great way to wed content and student engagement.
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Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos - Teaching in Higher Ed

Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos - Teaching in Higher Ed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Creating Authentic and Explanatory Videos
By Bonni Stachowiak February 20, 2017 L

In this past week's episode with Steven Michels, we both spoke about the importance of allowing for more authenticity in videos we create for class. I shared about the time I sneezed during one of my pencasts and how funny the students found it.

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Explanatory video is a powerful tool for online teaching. Learn more about it. 

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Gemma Ballarín's curator insight, February 27, 3:25 AM
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5 Mistakes in Using Videos for eLearning Courses Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

5 Mistakes in Using Videos for eLearning Courses Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The 5 Mistakes in Using Video for eLearning Courses Infographic presents five mistakes you should avoid when utilizing videos for your curriculum.
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Short, on point course videos work.  However, there are some basic mistakes to avoid. This infographic informs succinctly.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 26, 2016 2:26 AM
5 mistakes many of us have made... good idea to have them together as a reminder :-)
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Common Sense Media Review: Flipgrid

Common Sense Media Review: Flipgrid | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. You can create up to four grids with a Flipgrid account. Grids can be classes, sections, groups of students, research groups, faculty groups, or any collection of users interested in a common strand of questions. Each grid can hold an unlimited number of questions, and each question can hold an unlimited number of responses. Questions are short, text-based prompts (think Twitter) that can include basic formatting (such as bold, italic) and links to websites or documents.
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I've always been an early adopter of teaching technologies.  This one is tempting indeed. This review looks at Flipgrid for use in Grades 6-12.    I can see it working at a graduate level. 

 

To risk a cliche: "The proof is in the pudding..."   You won't really know unless you try it.

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Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, August 30, 2016 8:18 AM
Lots of potential for online classes with this tool. 
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

We're showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.


Via Jess Hass, Charles Marvin
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Great resource for educators of all levels!

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Maggie Rouman's comment, June 12, 2016 11:34 AM
Love this resource. I'm scooping this! Helpful for teachers of all levels.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 15, 2016 9:16 PM
Excellent list of resources. Well organized, too! 
Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 23, 2016 2:49 PM
Incorporating videos in a PBL/flipped setting goes beyond just using YouTube or Khan Academy videos. What a great list of video sites. Lots of ideas here!
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Are long winded lectures educational mal-practice? Time to pay attention to the research.

Are long winded lectures educational mal-practice? Time to pay attention to the research. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have demonstrated that students retain little of our lectures, and research on determining the “average attention span,” while varying, seems to congregate around eight to ten minutes (“Attention Span Statistics,” 2015), (Richardson, 2010).
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One thing is clear: It's time to get off the long winded soap box and pay attention to the research.


This piece is addressed to traditional faculty struggling to break their long lecture habits. As such it applies directly to online faculty who retained their long lecture habit when they moved to the virtual classroom.  


Recent research from EDx (Harvard and MIT) indicates that a short, 6 minute, talking head lecture from an enthusiastic teacher is highly effective.  See Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement: http://blog.edx.org/optimal-video-length-student-engagement/


It is difficult to give up long held assumptions about our teaching practice.  One benefit of the 'disruption' caused by online learning is having a database record of teaching effectiveness. As teachers we need to keep the lectures short.  If we've got more to say - chunk it!

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Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, September 1, 2015 9:47 AM
And this has a LOT to do with employee engagement and with leading change or organizational improvement. Those lecture-type talking head meetings and events simply do not effectively communicate. More inter-activity and participative involvement are needed to improve impacts. Does anyone actually remember ANYTHING from High School???
Sue Walsh's curator insight, September 1, 2015 11:28 PM

The challenge before us!!

Bruce Hopkins's curator insight, September 6, 2015 12:34 PM
I totally agree. The kids of today are not going to pay attention to a long lecture. 15 minutes videos in a play list is much more effective for inducing learning that 2 hours droning on.

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