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25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos

25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos | Individual and Special Needs Examiner |
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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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.
Rescooped by Michael MacNeil from Geography Education!

Trailer: One Day on Earth

"One Day on Earth is a unique global movement, community media creation platform, and collaborative film production engine. We invite you to join our international community of thousands of filmmakers, hundreds of schools, and dozens of non-profits, and contribute to this unique global project (with a map of all participants). Many future filming events will be announced in the coming year. One Day on Earth is a community that not only watches, but participates."


Tags: video, mapping, social media, place, culture.

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Published on Aug 8, 2013

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it.
Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication
How to access Google Drive, including from Google+
Cloud storage:
Left hand bar options
Uploading files or folders from your computer
Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More
Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too
Choosing how to 'sort' the content
Changing from grid to list view
Changing display in settings
Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords
How to add a new folder and add files into it
How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out
'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder
Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder
How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash
Adding colours to a folder
Adding stars
Introduction - sharing a file
How to open a file; or choosing 'open with'
How to preview a file
Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox
Moving a selection of files
Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc
Naming the document
Files save automatically
How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive
Taking comments and changes
Changing the language
How to give access to people
Seeing who has access already
Adding in email address
Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document
Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating
Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public.
Giving access to a team/circle of people
Sharing the link to that group
Deciding whether to send them an email
Individuals icons will appear in upper right

Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app
'Share icon' - appearing in several places
Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks
You can just choose 'view'
How to send out via Twitter
How the presentation becomes embedded within the message
The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post
Then 'share'
Sharing images from Drive to Google+
Changing the editing rights
Sending the image into a community
How to 'publish to the web'
How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation
How to 'stop publishing'
The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication 

***Want more AWESOME hints, tips and tricks?***
Check out my blog for loads more videos:

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Michael MacNeil's insight:

Collaboration without borders!

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:37 AM

A useful video tutorial here, just over 16 minutes long. It runs through the basics of using Google drive and how you can use it to collaborate with others. It also touches on Google Hangout.


I use Google Drive with my students as a writing space because I teach English via Skype. It suits our needs perfectly. Students create several folders e.g. some are homework spaces; collaborative areas such as wikis; creative writing pages and as a virtual space that we can jump into during the lesson to work on activities. It works for us. As a teacher I can dip into shared spaces at any time and guide and support learning which is a real advantage.

flea palmer's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a really thorough tutorial and very timely as I'm currently exploring using Google Drive with students. Our dispersed team of Learning Technologists already use it for collaboration but there is not much use as yet by our academics and students. The ability to be able to integrate Drive with Google Hangouts is really powerful and has the potential to be a great tool for supporting Distance Learning.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:02 AM
Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.
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Aurasma Studio Introduction - How to Create and Publish an Aura

The Aurasma Studio is Aurasma's online cloud based platform for creating AR content. In this tutorial, we take you through the basic steps for using the Aura...


You can sign up for free to become a partner (if in Education) at

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Robert Sims's comment, June 24, 2013 7:56 AM
I saw a demo on this software at the Fort Bend ISD Technology Conference on June 19....this is an incredible look into the future of education! The possibilities for this are unlimited!
Robert Sims's curator insight, June 24, 2013 7:58 AM

I saw a demonstration of this software at the Fort Bend ISD Technology Conference on June 19.  The possibilities for this technology are unlimited!  Check this out for an introduction into into virtual reality in education!

Mary Howard's comment, July 27, 2013 9:54 PM NEED to try this app! Great for the classroom! Here are some classroom integration ideas!
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Common Sense Media Review: Flipgrid

Common Sense Media Review: Flipgrid | Individual and Special Needs Examiner |
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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 26, 2016 4:06 PM

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.

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, August 30, 2016 8:18 AM
Lots of potential for online classes with this tool. 
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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia | Individual and Special Needs Examiner |

"Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets."


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:43 AM

Using mobile devices in the classroom

Carmen Herrero's curator insight, May 14, 2016 4:12 AM
#film #literacy @filta_communtiy
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 16, 2016 4:38 AM
Excellent for student who's teacher is smart enough to ask them to produce their own videos
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We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos]

We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos] | Individual and Special Needs Examiner |
Whether you're building an iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Facebook or cross-platform app, this superb selection of tutorials will help you on your way...

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Michael MacNeil's insight:

If you can make your job easier, more efficient, why not!

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, July 15, 2013 9:38 AM
Go for it Carla. You can save a lot of $ and time by preparing like programmers / designers. These tutorials should help do that.
Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2013 6:39 AM

The Appification of Ecommerce
About a year ago I purchased a new MacBook Air. Seeing how my new laptop related to the world much like an iPad with apps and an app store was a revelation. Apps will rule the world. 

This trend is why we are all app builders now and these tutorials are a must view. The trend toward apps is more than you think. A few days ago I shared a Haiku Deck about the future of web design 3.0 ( 

 I missed the appification of everything. Apps, the widget-like shrinking of code to Lego blocks, form the core of mobile programming. Since mobile is taking over the smart move is to "appify" everything. 

This means thinking of websites as interconnected blocks responding to each other and our visitors in real time (as described in the deck). Best demonstration or analogy for this fluid app future is MIT's David Merrill explaining Siftable at TED .

The way Siftables related to one another (they are aware other Siftables are present and have a desire to connect if code expressed as a toy can have desires) and link in order to create a sum is greater than the whole universe is a great way to think about the New Ecommerce. 

The new ecom is location agnostic (capable of converting anywhere at anytime and with the merest snippet of Siftable-like code), socially self aware (capable of pulling friends and their influencers into the equation) and appified (small Lego-like blocks snapped together to meet specific needs). 

Sometimes we will snap in the predictive analytics block sometimes we might now. Other times we will want the social share block other times not. Design, in this Siftables-like future, becomes a series of WHAT IF conditions and testing, always testing. 

Going to be fun and why it is a GOOD idea to become an app builder.   


Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 7, 2013 2:51 PM

Creativity, creativity, creativity