My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
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My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
Curating ed tech resources for K-12 students and teachers to improve communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
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How to Blur Faces & Objects in YouTube Videos

How to Blur Faces & Objects in YouTube Videos | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Sharing video highlights of school events can be a great way to build community interest in the good things that are happening in your school. The challenge that many teachers and administrators run into is making sure that the privacy requests of parents are honored.


In the past YouTube offered an automatic face blurring tool, but it was a bit crude as it blurred all faces including those that you might want to show like your own. This week YouTube introduced a better object and face blurring tool. In the YouTube video editor you can now select which faces and objects you want to blur in your videos.

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The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom

The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the planet and a vast resource for educational content. The site is home to over 10 million videos tagged as educational, many of them submitted by your fellow teachers.

A completely free resource this huge and varied has nearly endless potential for the classroom. Here are some ideas and suggestions to get you started.
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Free Technology for Teachers: More Than 500,000 Historical Video Clips

Free Technology for Teachers: More Than 500,000 Historical Video Clips | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

This post comes from the "in case you missed it department." Last week the Associated Press announced the publication of more than one million minutes of archival footage on YouTube. That footage is being published in collaboration with British Movietone. A sample playlist is embedded below.

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Free to use - 10,000 Film Clips, 64,000 Images, and 100s of audio files

Free to use - 10,000 Film Clips, 64,000 Images, and 100s of audio files | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

The new Public Domain Project is offering free film clips, images and audio files for anyone to use. It will have “thousands of historic media files for your creative projects, completely free and made available by Pond5,” an entity that brands itself as “the world’s most vibrant marketplace for creativity.”

Deb Gardner's insight:

And the Internet continues to provide... 

 

Resources themselves are not enough. Learning architects (awesome teachers) needed to build creative, relevant, engaging and effective learning experiences.

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Revisiting Khan Academy with a Clean Slate

Revisiting Khan Academy with a Clean Slate | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

I encourage readers to forget everything they have heard about KA and revisit the site with a fresh perspective. More importantly, I hope this article sparks conversation about how technology is used in your school this year. This is just one example of using technology to differentiate student outcomes, and meeting the needs of each individual student are driving this approach. Some teachers can get caught up in the latest ed tech resources and forget to prioritize educational value above all else. Read more about not falling into the trap of cool tools rather than learning in this Connect IT article.

Deb Gardner's insight:

KA is so much more than the vids. #truth

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Math in Real Life - A TED-Ed Series

Math in Real Life - A TED-Ed Series | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Math in Real Life is a series of 33 TED-Ed lessons. The "real life" context in these lessons isn't things like "how calculating percentages helps you be a frugal shopper." The "real life" context found in the videos in the Math in Real Life series is broad in nature. For example, you will find lessons about how math is used to guide ships and calculating rates of travel in space.

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Ever notice how eyes focus and heads turn when a vid starts in class. Be strategic in integrating videos in teaching - consider building a library of them or better yet, bookmark and tag in Diigo using content area and gradelevel.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, June 10, 2014 10:04 PM

This is a fantastic video series and would be a great way to finish off a maths topic or start curiosity about a new one. There are 33 free lessons in here and all of them connect to how people use maths for everything from online shopping to space exploration. 

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Technology Ideas for the First Day of School: Video Walk and More

Technology Ideas for the First Day of School: Video Walk and More | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

I am passionate about integrating tech into the classroom and feel that should start day one. Here are my goals for the first day…

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The Best of TED Talks for Teachers to Watch in This Summer

The Best of TED Talks for Teachers to Watch in This Summer | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Today while I was working on a list of the best TED Talks that teachers can watch in this summer, I realized that the list is going to be very long and still would not include all the videos i want you to watch. One solution to this is to share playlists of  TED talks created by renowned educators and thinkers like Ken Robinson, Malcolm London...etc

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Will Google's Newly Released Video Capture App Be the New "Instagram" for Video?

Will Google's Newly Released Video Capture App Be the New "Instagram" for Video? | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
What really distinguishes YouTube Capture from other similar apps is its simplicity and ease of use. As seen in the video, it takes you just two clicks to shot your video and share it with the world. Some of the features this app provides include color correction, stabilization and editing. It also gives you the freedom to change or add free background music from YouTube and even write a caption.
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Google once again makes it easy for students to capture, edit, upload and share digital resources.  Takes the technical out of ed tech in our classroom.

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How to use video and Google Forms to encourage deeper learning

How to use video and Google Forms to encourage deeper learning | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

For as long as I have been a teacher, I have been showing videos in class. While not a revolutionary idea, back when I first started I would show a video related to the lesson and hand out an accompanying question sheet to make sure the students were focusing on the main ideas. I would call out helpful reminders like “Number 3 is coming up!” to ensure that students were paying attention.

They were not.

 

My high school students were sometimes doodling on the paper, staring out the window, or hoping to just get the answers at the end from myself or a friend. But the content was so good and so relevant! I thought. These were primary source accounts! How could students not be engaged? What could I change to make the topic and delivery more relevant? That’s when the lightbulb went off.

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A different "take" on Document Based Questions (DBQ). This article explains VBQ - video based questions by integrating video clips (either on YouTube or student created) and pairing them with questions that incite critical thinking.

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6 Excellent YouTube Channels Created by Inspired Teachers

6 Excellent YouTube Channels Created by Inspired Teachers | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Check out these outstanding channels of content created by a half dozen different inspired educators. Many of us wish we were creating fun content like this, but it takes a ton of time, lots of talent, and serious dedication! Much thanks to these hard working, motivated teachers who have provided fun learning content and a fantastic example to inspire our own creativity!
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60 Videos of Practical Ed Tech Tips

60 Videos of Practical Ed Tech Tips | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Last fall I started to put together a playlist of how-to videos that I have created. I called the playlist Practical Ed Tech Tips. In the videos I provide demonstrations of how to use some of my favorite educational technology tools and services. There are now 60 videos in the playlist and I plan to continue to add to the playlist. In the playlist you will find videos on things like creating custom columns on Padlet, finding Creative Commons images within Edmodo, and creating flipped video lessons. The entire playlist is embedded below.

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Another helpful learning resource from Richard Byrne. What an ed tech wizard!

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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

As both hardware and software design improve, the possibility of mobile learning is increasingly accessible.

 

Video is undoubtedly at the core of a modern mobile learning experience. (As opposed to, say, an early 20th century “mobile” experience that was likely hands-on, place-based, and experiential.) To actually be useful beyond the cool-video-as-a-writing-prompt-every-once-in-a-while stage is going to require smarter tools. Teachers need to be able to capture, upload, download, edit, slow down, speed up, annotate, curate, share, and otherwise “own” video content so that is fully merges with everything else.

 

With that in mind, below are 25 of the best resources for teaching with YouTube. Some are web-based, some are apps, and others are guides or tips. Let us know in the comments what your favorites are that we might’ve missed!

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3 Ways to Use ThingLink for Video in the Classroom

3 Ways to Use ThingLink for Video in the Classroom | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Recently ThingLink introduced ThingLink for Video, an exciting new editor for annotating video content with rich media.
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National Geographic - Inside Google (High-Definition)

Filmed in China, Russia and at the Googleplex, Google's Silicon Valley headquarters, this documentary reveals the corporation's philosophy. (V.
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Student Expectations of Schools

We hear often of the "high expectations" schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. ...
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Technology can help us with these imperatives!

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An Introduction to Technology Integration

An Introduction to Technology Integration | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Integrating technology tools into classroom practice can be a great way to prepare students with essential skills for an evolving job market, turn them into creators of digital media rather than just consumers, and actively engage them in their learning.
Deb Gardner's insight:

Are we guiding our students in the right direction? :)

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