A good video creation tool is a must in every teacher’s toolbox. But what’s the best program or editor to use? I’ve ranked my favourite tools to create a general video, photo montage, screencast, or even video conference. Check out my top 5 tips for making your videos instantly better when filming on your phone too!
Messenger Kids is a video calling and messaging app from Facebook. It’s recently become available in many countries worldwide, but is it right for your child or students? Let’s weigh up the pros and cons.
QuadBlogging is something I have blogged about here earlier this year. The term QuadBlogging was coined by David Mitchell. The concept: four blogging classes come together and learn about one another one week at a time. Each week a different blog in the quad is the focus and the other three classes take the time […]
The benefits of educational blogging is something I have discussed many times on this blog. Kelly Jordan and I regularly speak to teachers at our school and around the world about blogging. Rather than us always selling the benefits we decided to make this video with our students to highlight some of the advantages of […]
Last year, Sir Ken Robinson was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal by the Royal Society of Arts in London. Accepting the award, he gave a talk on Changing Paradigms in Education. The RSA has produced a animated version of highlights of the talk. This is a video I had heard about on Twitter and on […]
Last week’s Tech Tools for Teachers was about the site Learn It In 5. Click here to read the newsletter. “Learn it in 5 is a powerful library of how-to videos, produced by technology teachers, for the purpose of helping teachers and students create classroom strategies for today’s 21st century’s digital classroom. These step-by-step how-to […]
Quietube is a handy tool that allows you to watch videos such a those on YouTube without all the distracting or inappropriate ads and comments etc. Providing YouTube isn’t blocked at your school, this is a great tool for the classroom! Quietube also works with videos from Vimeo, BBC iPlayer (available in UK only) and […]
Each week Simon Collier and I collaborate on an email newsletter for teachers called Tech Tools for Teachers. Click here to find an archive of past newsletters and to subscribe. This week we review the website Behind the News (BTN) http://www.abc.net.au/btn/ Behind the News (BTN) is a fantastic Australian site by the ABC that helps […]
I heard about this You Tube clip via a few different people on Twitter. The 4 minute video involves 18 classroom teachers “speaking out” on the topic of tech integration and 21st Century skills for students. It’s a really interesting insight into what the technology in the classroom can look like in all curriculum areas […]
Each week Simon Collier and I collaborate on a weekly email newsletter to inform teachers of great online tools. Find out more here. ZUITUBE This week we review the site, Zuitube (http://video.kidzui.com/) Zuitube is basically YouTube for kids. The site promotes itself as the “largest collection of videos for kids on the web“. YouTube videos […]
Two sites which I often use for “how to” or “explanation” videos for my Grade Two students are the How Stuff Works video centre and Howcast site. How Stuff Works is provides “credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works”. I often use short videos from this site to assist with the explanation of a concept […]