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Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"With one billion monthly users (and growing), YouTube's popularity is a pretty clear indication that video is a powerful medium. And kids' unrelenting fascination with videos is motivating many educators to find ways to leverage them for all kinds of purposes."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 27, 2013 7:06 PM

If you are looking for a great guide on using videos in our classroom check out this post and download this Teachers' Guide to Using Videos. The guide is split into the following sections:

* 5 Awesome Sites for Instructional Videos

* 6 Excellent Sites that Supplement your Lessons

* What’s Good? Curating and Evaluating Video Content

* Blending Videos into your Curriculum – This section looks at:

     Ignite Conversations

     Pique Interest, Create Perplexity and Inspire Inquiry!

     Flip Your Classroom: Extend and Engage!

     Exercises for Flipped Classrooms

     Demonstrate Labs, Experiments and Abstract Concepts

     Opportunities for Publishing

     Ten Great Examples of Educational Videos

The post ends with this statement: "You’ll find a slew of valuable resources, including video links for all kinds of subjects — history, math, science, language arts, and more — and ideas on how to inspire students to use videos as a conduit to dig in, ask questions, and learn." Take the time to download the pdf (available at the site).

 

Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, March 28, 2013 5:52 AM

Video's should enhance instruction, not supplant it.  However, some videos do a better job than teachers do.  Interesting guide and be sure to follow the links.  We like to suggest that videos "activate thinking"  and compel students to come up with further questions.  This is very common core, as the students then would have to "research and investigate" to build knowledge and have an evidence-based discussion!

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The Space | The Arts – live, free and on demand

The Space | The Arts – live, free and on demand | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
The Space is a digital arts service from Arts Council England and the BBC, bringing great theatre, concerts, opera, dance, film and more to every screen.

An amazing resource with dance, film, literature and spoken word, music, performance art, theater, and visual and media arts. The Space "...has been designed to give arts and culture organisations the opportunity to experiment and engage with new and existing audiences in a completely innovative digital environment. It is a pilot which was initially available from the 1st May 2012 to the 31st October 2012 and has now been extended until the 31st March 2013."


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What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift

What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"Design thinking can seem a bit abstract to teachers. It’s not part of traditional teacher training programs and has only recently entered the teachers’ vernacular.

Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. But few schools have the time or wherewithal to integrate these processes into the school day."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 4, 2013 6:07 PM

Why would we ask students to learn design thinking? Perhaps because the concept of "considering real-world problems, research analysis..." (as quoted above) is called for in the Common Core. Based on my readings it plays hand in hand with the Maker Faire movement that is growing. This post in valuable because it discusses how a school is putting design thinking into practice, providing great tips as you read. 

And if you are thinking of trying some design thinking yourself you should check out the website Design Thinking for Educators (http://www.designthinkingforeducators.com/) and download their free toolkit which "contains the process and methods of design along with the Designer’s Workbook, adapted specifically for the context of K-12 education." This toolkit has been updated and is now version 2.

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5 Ways to Inspire Students Through Global Collaboration

5 Ways to Inspire Students Through Global Collaboration | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

A look at why you might want to connect your students with students in other parts of the world (by two educators whom do this) as well as three resources to help you start on global collaboration.

Five reasons with explanations are provided for the why, such as:

* Working with students from different culture motivates students 

* It's easy to incorporate core curriculum lessons into global collaborations

* It encourages problem solving

For more information click through to the post.


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