K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Joanna and Matt Pace write videos on a popular YouTube channel, Hopscotch. Today they talk about what makes a great learning video and how to select good videos on YouTube for K-6 students. K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning.

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Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students. Vicki: Let’s talk about making videos with kids! Joe, where do we start, making videos with kids? Vicki: Give me an example. What would be an example of a video you’ve seen in math or in history?

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18 Unexpected Free Educational Videos Website for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

Quick take: Take a look at 18 free educational video website for teachers: 1. We searched across the internet for the best free education video websites for teachers. It is a great starting point for any teachers in building their own trusted list of educational video resources.

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A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him


But when 10th grader Dean Levinson approached him with an idea to enhance their recently installed wireless screen-mirroring and video streaming technology from Vivi , it may have been the first time a kid had actually asked before he hacked.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. And it may all be possible, thanks to a little-known company with a rather innocuous-sounding name.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company


Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

Teaching Strategies Buys ReadyRosie to Reach Parents and Children With Video Lessons


In one of the 1,000-plus videos that ReadyRosie can text or email parents, a preschool-aged boy describes an item on a kitchen counter while a mother figure stands next to him, eyes closed, guesses the item. “It’s The Denton, Texas-based company is also growing up itself.

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Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. No extra effort for the video creator. It is a moral, ethical, and financial imperative for technology companies to develop and iterate their platforms with audience in mind following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Science Interactive Group Acquires Another Company to Grow Its Lab Education Kits


In business, two companies may join to build a stronger foundation, winning new customers and offering more services to existing ones. At least, that’s the idea for Tim Loomer, CEO of science education holding company Science Interactive Group.

Our 4 Do’s and Don’ts for Companies Selling to Schools


They are essential to the survival of companies, and they are neither glamorous nor easy to execute. Company reps think they are providing a useful onramp. As a quick sidenote, and in our opinion, it’s okay for companies to sell goods and services to schools.

Can a Neuroscience Video Game Treat ADHD?


On the homepage of the health technology company Akili Interactive , there sits an intriguing line of copy: “Time to Play Your Medicine.” That tagline serves as something of a futuristic mission statement for the Boston-based company, which focuses on bringing brain-training video games to market and is seeking to produce the first FDA-approved game treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. She singles out video games as a common example.

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples.

Class Tech Tips: Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom


Spark Video is a fantastic, web-based and mobile movie-making tool for students. If your students are using Google Classroom, they can easily share their Spark Video creations with classmates before showing off their work to the world! I've had the pleasure of working with this company.

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CodeNow launches #CodeHow videos

eSchool News

New video series aims to teach teenagers about coding. CodeNow, a nonprofit focused on teaching underrepresented, diverse high school students how to code, is launching #CodeHow, an online video tutorial series designed specifically for teens and accessible for free on YouTube.

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MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners


Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. Now, as MOOCs have evolved to court professional audiences , so too have MIT’s efforts to harness companies and organizations. We have always worked with corporations and companies, it’s part of the DNA here at MIT in terms of our research and innovation,” says Piloto.


Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge

TeachThought - Learn better.

Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge. In part 1, we argued that video games can indeed teach your students. Below, we’ll look at specific examples of how I’ve used them, and the opportunities and challenges I’ve noticed as a resu lt.

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Videos Find Their Place In and Out of the Classroom

Wired Campus

Among today’s students, videos as an educational tool are as expected as textbooks. A new study has found that 68 percent of students watch videos in class, and 79 percent watch them on their own time, outside of class, to assist in their learning. Company Watch Libraries

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Yes There’s ‘Disruption’ in College Market, But the Bigger Trend Is Growth of ‘Enabler’ Companies


And, over the last year – alongside the disrupters – firms that provide technologies that help colleges and universities operate and deliver in a digital world have garnered some of the more significant venture funding rounds, including for example Panopto (lecture capture), Kaltura (video), Examity (remote proctoring), and Knewton (analytics), among others. In this way, as a recent example, the U.S.

Live Online Video Classes Are ‘The New Face-to-Face.’ So How Many Students Can They Handle at a Time?


An experimental university announced last week that its home-grown online teaching platform can now handle up to 400 students at a time via live video. Lawrence DeBrock Over the past year the company has been working to sell its online platform and curriculum to other universities.

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Just like Bullet Trains, We’re Constantly Monitoring Reliability and Speed (of Video Uploads)


There’s a striking similarity between Japan’s bullet trains and the Edthena Video Tool: they’re both known for being reliable and fast. Video Upload Reliability. Video coaching can’t happen if the videos aren’t online. Video Upload Speed.

5 Ways Video Games Transform Learning and Prepare Students for Tomorrow's Jobs


I believe the answer has been in front of us this whole time: video games. Good video games are incredibly effective at capturing our attention, converting extrinsic rewards into intrinsic motivation, and creating meaningful experiences. Here are some key insights we’ve gathered about the ways video games foster learning: 1. With Pokémon Go, for example, players got excited to go out and work toward common goals.

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Beyond Videos: 4 Ways Instructional Designers Can Craft Immersive Educational Media


As online learning companies compete for the attention and wallets of learners, players like MasterClass , Linked Learning , Cognotion and Harvard are investing in producing videos that are so beautiful they could be National Geographic documentaries or sitcom pilots. Harvard reportedly spends $75,000-$150,000 building each new MOOC, most of which goes towards video production costs. Relate” videos get the student to feel connected to the instructor.

New case makes iPad video more professional-looking

eSchool News

iPad case helps improve video quality. A new snap-on iPad accessory is helping users create professional-looking videos, letting them shoot, edit, stream and share. On its website the company features several tutorial videos, as well as examples shot using the device.

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Making Video Games for Higher Ed Requires Major Investment. Is It Worth It?


A majority of young adults already play video games, so using them in courses seems like a natural fit. For higher education, with smaller potential audiences and student outcomes at stake, companies are debating whether return on investment is there for game-based learning experiences. Can the time, team-based expertise, and financial outlay for creating video games in higher education bring a positive return on investment? For example, W.W. Norton & Company.

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How peer video coaching is completely changing how our teachers teach

eSchool News

Peer-to-peer video comments are changing how one district’s teachers think about their practice. We’ve augmented our professional development program with an online video coaching platform for classroom observation through one-on-one coaching and collaborative study teams.

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Online Video: Authentic Genres

Nik Peachey

Over the past few years video sharing websites have become increasingly specialised, bringing about the development of different 'genres' of video sharing sites. As online video increasingly competes with TV this has also brought about the development of genres of 'micro shows'.

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Guest Post: Using Video Games in the Classroom: by Leah Landly


Many students today play video games more than they watch television or go online. With a little creativity and the right game, teachers can use video games to strengthen their lesson and to encourage more active participation in the learning process. For example, one Ohio teacher uses "Rome: Total War" to teach students about military strategy and to encourage fact gathering and interpretation. Have any of you used video games in the classroom?

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A Conspiracy Video Teaches Kids A Lesson About Fake News


The video claims that the CIA spread the AIDS virus in Cuba, and says that was the real reason behind the decades-long U.S. It was only lifted, the narrator says, so American and French pharmaceutical companies could cash in on an AIDS vaccine developed by Cuban doctors.

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Exploiting a Video Viral

Nik Peachey

My Fame Star is a great example of this and one that we can use to create lesson materials. It then converts this story into a small video report. Here's an example I created called 'How my past caught up with me.' You'll have to watch a short advertisement first) Example: Click here if the video doesn't play How to use it with students Create a video about yourself or a fictional character and ask your students to watch it and make notes about your life story.

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The Future of 5G in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

A Video Shot by CBS Interactive and T-Mobile in my classroom What kind of impact will 5G have on education? Take a look at the full video here or view a short 30-second clip below. I hope the video sheds some light on what it means.

When an Online Teaching Job Becomes a Window into Child Abuse


Around 6 o’clock on a fall morning in 2018, Jordan sat down at her desk, donned her headset, and logged in to her account with VIPKid , a Beijing-based company that connects native English-speaking teachers like her with children in China for live, online video lessons.

What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

A few months ago, Google Helpouts —a barely two-year-old effort to connect users to on-demand experts via video chat—folded. Helpouts was not growing fast enough to keep up with the projections that the company had set for it.

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How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'


She tried several options before jumping on a free trial of the wireless video streaming and screen mirroring technology by Vivi, an education-focused company founded in Australia. The teacher was able to stop with her group, quickly pull up an example problem on her device, project it on the screen and demonstrate to the whole class how to solve it. Wrangling technology can be maddening even in optimally designed classrooms.

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3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

Matt Sigelman, chief executive of Burning Glass, a company that analyzes job advertisements, said digital data was making it easier to see the nuances of job markets — for example, that certain skills are more valued for a marketing major looking to work in Chicago than for one seeking a job in Silicon Valley. Zaption lets teachers make YouTube videos interactive by adding questions and annotation that overlay the video. Company Watch IT Social Networking Teaching

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

During the last four years of using flipped classroom techniques, I’ve come to rely on what is called the “in-flip” — I show the videos in class and interact with students to help them do in-class activities with what they’ve learned. I couldn’t check for understanding during the video.

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