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Four years after it launching its first graduate program with USC, 2U today has announced its foray into undergraduate education through a new program called Semester Online.
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The TED-Ed website allows you to engage in or create dynamic lessons around the hundreds of thousands of educational videos on YouTube. In this video, the familiar illustration assembled at the beginning of each TED-Ed video finds his [computer generated] voice and gives viewers a tour of ed.ted.com. The features explored include the ability to add multiple choice questions, open answer questions, "dig deeper" materials, and custom discussion topics to any video on YouTube.
This video gives you a quick introduction on how to use Ted-Ed videos and Youtube to create online video enhanced lessons that are perfect for blended and online teaching environments.
If you have not used any TEDed content for your courses you are missing out. Check out this site for amazing content to discuss with your PLN or to add some outside expert voices to your course.
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What Is a "Hangout?"A Hangout is a web-based tool created by Google for communicating through video.
I've been using Hangouts for sometime. I like the technology, but question the ROI of using it in asynchronous online course. My students just can't manage to get to one place at the same time. They are used to timing their learning to their own clocks.
I do find the real time connections powerful. My teachers's sense tells me it comforts and motivates my students to connect in real time (those that show up at least).
I've used Skype, but they don't offer a free video conference room for 9 people like Hangouts.
I also like that I can record my hangouts live and my archive will be saved to my Youtube account. I've even used this feature as a way to create web video.
These tools are free, powerful, and fun to use.
Gust MEES: To parents: a MUST watch video who shows the importance of taking care of your children when they are on Internet! Help them while being Online and educate them as well please ;)
We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like:
YouTube’s policiesHow to report content on YouTubeHow to protect their privacy onlineHow to be responsible YouTube community membersHow to be responsible digital citizens
Richard Byrne: This afternoon I'm running a short workshop on using the video editing tools built into YouTube. Below you should see the basic directions for the three topics I'll be covering.
YouTube.com/Teachers was created to show teachers how to use these videos to educate, engage and inspire their students. YouTube.com/Teachers is part of YouTube's larger educational initiative, YouTube EDU.
Presentation for workshop at ISTE 2012...
Learn about all of the features and benefits of Google Apps Education Edition. In this recorded online seminar, you will:
- Hear why other organizations have made the switch
- Learn how other organizations are using these services
- Watch a demo of Google Apps Education Edition
For more information, visit: www.google.com/a/edu
The gaming expert shares insights into why video games are such effective learning tools.
“Get your learn on at YouTube EDU,” says an erudite young student in a video promoting YouTube’s latest channels. With a bevy of new channels on YouTube EDU, this cutesy video aims to sway more people and educators toward video learning.
An accessible interface for users of assistive technologies to play YouTube videos independently
Tools for assessibility are always welcome. This service provides a way for instructors to use YouTube video and still remain 508 compliant.
Oh wow - this is pretty neat!
YouTube videos may soon be getting a little more interactive. There’s now a page on the YouTube website describing a feature called “Video Questions Editor Beta,” which was spotted by the Dutch tech site WebSonic.nl.
Making YouTube video more interactive is a wise move! I've found that video sometime rolls right over the viewer. A few well timed pauses can make a big difference in comprehension.
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YouTube EDU currently includes over 700,000 high quality educational videos from over 800 channels. A team of teachers around the country scour the site to uncover the latest and greatest educational videos to add to YouTube EDU, ensuringthat there are videos on everything from Astrophysics to Zoology.
Nothing beats the collective brilliance of educators everywhere though. Send us your suggestions of great videos, playlists and channels to make YouTube EDU more engaging and educational for students of all ages and backgrounds. Our team reviews your suggestions regularly and, if approved, the content will be added to YouTube EDU. Help us build the world's largest educational video library!
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Google recently launched a YouTube video curriculum aimed at helping teachers and students understand and incorporate digital citizenship into their online (and offline) lives. This article from Silicon Republic features a video that explains what it's all about. A great collaborative idea from Google and YouTube on the importance of proper digital citizenship practices.
posted by Ian JukesAug 14, 2012
YouTube has updated the audio editing capabilities it offers its users with several important improvements.
An exciting initiative for students and teachers to develop digital literacy skills on YouTube and across the wider web in a few short lessons.
How come TED's head guy Chris Anderson is giving his own TEDTalk? Well, it all started with an idea that wouldn't go away -- an insight into the true significance of web video, and what it might mean for the world's future.
The internet abound with videos for educators, some contextual and benefit educators in particular situations at a particular time (e.g. tools tutorials) while others are timeless by focusing on what really matters in education.
Here are the three extremely powerful techniques to beat procrastination, used by most successful people.
GM: pretty well explained. Could get used in classes as example on How-To better learn...
A description of what the flipped classroom is like.
This is one teacher's take on how to use the Flipped Classroom model. I like the practical, from the trenches pov of this video.
This is not a new idea, but Flipping the lecture out of the classroom and into a video appeals greatly to me.
Too much time spent on lecture bores most students. Again, not a earth shattering revelation, we've know that Lecture only works for those who've learned the "good student tricks". Most students need to do things, not just listen to how you do things.
If you want to get away from the front of the classroom (sage on the stage) and start coaching and teaching as the kids word directly on your content, open your mind to the Flipped Classroom. ~ Dennis