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Google Drive Blog: Four new ways to customize your Google Forms

Google Drive Blog: Four new ways to customize your Google Forms | Video for Learning |

Embed YouTube videos
You can now embed a YouTube video right inside a form -- perfect if you want to get feedback or ask questions about a video.   

This works really well for quizzes in class, especially if paired with data validation and the progress bar. Embed a video and then use data validation to give hints when students enter incorrect answers, and add a progress bar so they know how far along they are in the quiz. 

theo kuechel's insight:

I think this is a logical development for Google Forms. It may well attract a new group of users from a range of interests and subject disciplines who wish to include media in their learning resources, or those created by their students,.

As well as the obvious 'watch and answer' multiple choice type quizzes other options including paragraph text or scaled responses may provide better tools for reflective analysis of video clips, or indeed images, which can also be included in forms. Do you think this is a useful addition to Google Forms? How would you use this new feature?

theo kuechel's comment, September 10, 2013 6:08 PM
Thanks for comment Stephen - hopefully folk will share some examples of how they use this new feature.
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Live Video Streaming: Google Hangouts On-Air Now Available for All

From Google's official announcement: "Today we're excited to launch Hangouts On Air to Google+ users worldwide. 


With just a few clicks, you’ll be able to: Broadcast publicly. By checking "Enable Hangouts On Air," you can broadcast your live hangout—from the Google+ stream, to your YouTube channel or your website—to the entire world.


See how many viewers you’ve got. During your broadcast, you can look inside the hangout to see how many people are watching live.


Record and re-share. Once you're off the air, we’ll upload a public recording to your YouTube channel, and to your original Google+ post. This way it's easy to share and discuss your broadcast after it's over.


Of course, launching millions of live stations takes some doing, so we're rolling out Hangouts On Air gradually, over the next few weeks."

Some very good news, that many of us in education been waiting on for quite a while. Having facility to combine video conferencing with broadcasting and publishing will  really extend what is possible in collaborative learning spaces for schools, colleges and educational projects around the world. 

Official announcement: 


Find out more:

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Create a Time-Lapse Movie with Google Street View - Digital Inspiration

Create a Time-Lapse Movie with Google Street View - Digital Inspiration | Video for Learning |
This tutorial describes how you can quickly create a time-lapse movie using Street View imagery from Google Maps and publish it to YouTube in HD.


Lots of potential for all subjects in this activity. I would assume any screencapture software that saves image files will be OK for Step 2?

Via Steve Yuen, Let's Learn IT
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Free Technology for Teachers: VideoNotes - A Great Tool for Taking Notes While Watching Academic Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: VideoNotes - A Great Tool for Taking Notes While Watching Academic Videos | Video for Learning |

VideoNotes is a neat new tool for taking notes while watching videos. VideoNotes allows you to load any YouTube video on the left side of your screen and on the right side of the screen VideoNotes gives you a notepad to type on. VideoNotes integrates with your Google Drive account. By integrating with Google Drive VideoNotes allows you to share your notes and collaborate on your notes just as you can do with a Google Document.

Via Ann S. Michaelsen
theo kuechel's insight:

I have just made a test VideoNote for a YouTube clip and all seemed to work very well. It is very easy to set up and use immediatley and there is some help if required. The response when clicking the annotated notes to access the correct point in the timeline was instantaneous. I would have liked to see the timecode in the notes window  - hopefully that will become available. I have not expored the download option in detail 

I have used Videopaper3 previously, (V.4 is is still in a closed beta - a mistake I think), what I like about this tool is that it is online and saves to Google Drive. Also the sharing options open up so many collaborative opportunies at all levels of education, from early school to tertiary education.

It is interesting to note that the page is badged with the Logos of some of the major online learning providers, including Coursera and Khan. I would like to know more about the provenance of the resource and hopefully a more detailed about page will become available. Great Potential for use of video in learning.

Alex Watson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:16 AM

This seems like a great tool

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, June 1, 2013 12:40 AM

This looks like it might be nice for makign notes on dance videos I like to watch and comment on.

Geofrey van Hecke's curator insight, June 3, 2013 10:19 AM

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The Khan Academy, SmartHistory & Google Art Project

The Khan Academy, SmartHistory & Google Art Project | Video for Learning |

"You may have been wondering what Smarthistory has been up to since we joined Khan Academy in October. We’ve had to keep this hush-hush…but we can now announce that we have contributed more than 100 videos to the unbelievably great, second iteration of the Google Art Project"

The recent announcement of an extensive Version 2 of the Google Art Project, covering 151 museums and thousands of works has been followed by the news that have been collaborating with Google on building education resources to extend and support the project.

I think this is a good example of how content can be part of an ecosystem for learning. I am sure it will encourage similar initiatives elsewhere.

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