The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity

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Unboxing videos can be a really fun, effective way for your students to show what they know. An unboxing video? Unboxing videos are a hit on […]. The post The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Avoiding Synchronous Video Fatigue During Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Facilitating professional learning using video conferencing tools is exhausting. The video call is our reminder of the people we have lost temporarily," he explains. Below are some strategies to consider in order to get maximum impact from any live video tool.

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Video Project Ideas, Resources, and Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students of all ages enjoy producing their own videos. This year make a goal of motivating students to share their knowledge through a video project. In my books find lesson plans, handouts and rubrics for creating video projects. Video Projects from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

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10 live video streams for students

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The post 10 live video streams for students appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. eLearning Video in the classroom video live streamsA school bus isn't required for a fun educational experience! Live streams can be a great way to connect students to people, places and events.

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GameSalad Turns Game Players Into Game Makers!

GameSalad lets students build their own web & mobile video games! Students learn anywhere with our Chromebook friendly creation tools and step-by-step tutorials. Our PBL lessons teach the fundamentals of Computer Science & Game Design as students create.

Express Learning with Animated Character Videos!

Teacher Reboot Camp

A fun way and safe way for students to share their knowledge is through animated character videos. The web tools below will get your students started with creating these videos. Toontastic is an Android and iOS app for creating videos with fun 3D characters designed by your students.

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12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (published in September), students are sent on a mission to instruct others by creating their own video tutorials. Other ways students can teach others is by creating explainer videos (sometimes called One Take Videos), Do It Yourself (DIY) videos, or How-To Videos. No need for you to create the videos. DIY Sun Science videos for children and iOS app.

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Student Project: Problem Solution Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of my favorite projects is the problem solution essay and video. Below is a description of the project with resources, a few examples of my students’ videos of their solutions, and recommended video editors. Students were introduced to this assignment by watching the New York Times OpEd video, Texting While Walking , by Casey Neistat. Students were asked to outline a few steps for their solutions just like in Neistat’s video. Student Videos.

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5 Myths About Video Learning

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Explore some of the myths surrounding the use of video learning in school and the truth behind the benefits of educational videos. Myth #1: Video is passive learning. Myth #2: Video is time-consuming. Myth #3: Video require steep learning curves. Myth #4: Video vs intellectual property. Myth #5: Video will replace teachers. The topic of video learning is slowly creeping into the minds of many educators.

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8 YouTube-inspired classroom video ideas

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Students watch LOTS of YouTube videos. Certain types of YouTube videos are VERY popular. Here are some classroom video ideas based on them. The post 8 YouTube-inspired classroom video ideas appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Student engagement Video in the classroomYou've probably heard that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. You can also probably imagine how much of a behemoth YouTube has become.

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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

How to Teach With Videos

Ask a Tech Teacher

A topic I get a lot of questions on lately is videos. I reviewed mysimpleshow , a new tool that is getting a lot of buzz, and then asked them to share how their digital tool addresses this burgeoning interest in video. Here are some ideas: Educators – as you know, we’re in a digital world, and using technology in the classroom such as video as a means of communicating messages is taking over. The pedagogical benefits of teaching with video are plentiful.

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Microsoft Teams Education: How to manage video meetings like a pro

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9 Good Collections of Videos for Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching, videos were a rarity. But the excuse I used, as did most of my colleagues, was: It takes too much time to find the right videos to support so many different personal demands. Now there are dozens of online free educational videos that address most every academic topic imaginable. Bitsize is the BBC’s collection of free short videos and lessons (they’re all bite-sized) on over fifty subjects taught in Primary or Secondary education.

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Individual Student Video Meetings


At a time when teachers and students are connecting remotely due to school closings, synchronous video check-ins are becoming an increasingly normal part of the school day. The post Individual Student Video Meetings appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

Express Learning with Animated Character Videos!

Teacher Reboot Camp

A fun way and safe way for students to share their knowledge is through animated character videos. The web tools below will get your students started with creating these videos. Toontastic is an Android and iOS app for creating videos with fun 3D characters designed by your students.

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Game Jam: Creating a Video Game

User Generated Education

The game categories were: Board, Card, Action, and Video games. I encouraged my 5th and 6th grade gifted learners at one of my schools to enter the video game category. I scaffolded instruction (described below) but they created their story narratives, storyboards, and video games. They were introduced to world and character through the following Pixar in a Box video. Learners used Storyboard That to create the storyboards for their video games. Video Overviews.

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Video Conferencing: Establishing Routines and Structuring Online Time with Students

Catlin Tucker

Similarly, teachers hosting video conferencing sessions will want to consider whether whole group, small group, or individual sessions make the most sense given the purpose of that session. If teachers are meeting with students multiple days each week in video conferencing sessions, I encourage them to mix up the types of sessions they offer–whole group, small group, and individual.

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3 Ways to Use Video Conferencing with Students Learning Remotely

Catlin Tucker

During this time of social isolation and remote learning, these video conferencing tools are lifesavers. Below are three suggestions for using these video conferencing platforms to continue teaching students as they learn remotely. #1 Thank goodness for Zoom and Google Hangouts!

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The best way to learn – video textbooks!


At Clutch Prep we call ourselves “the video version of textbooks”. Clutch videos are specific to each textbook’s chapters full of detailed explanations of its content. Following the videos, Clutch offers a variety of practice problems with their own in-depth videos of solutions.

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7 Tips for Making Great Student “Pitch” Videos

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As I’ve recently blogged about several contests where students create “pitch” videos for learning, some teachers probably want some advice on creating such a “pitch” video. Student video contests can be fun.

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Fun Video Project! Produce a TV Commercial for an Invention

Teacher Reboot Camp

Then turn a version of this list into a rubric for students to evaluate their peers’ video commercials and for you to evaluate their projects. Find more tips and resources for student video projects here. The Smartie Pen -Video commericial project from Esther Seo on Vimeo.

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Record Video Directions and Maximize Your Minutes

Catlin Tucker

Video directions are a game-changer. Instead of typing out step-by-step directions, record a quick 30-60 second video explaining the steps. Second, video directions put the students in control. Even really young students in kindergarten and first grade who may not be able to read, can press play on a video and watch the teacher explain how to complete a task. Teachers can create two types of video directions using Screencastify.

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Classroom video calls. You can do this. Here’s how.

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Chances are, you're already doing video calls in your personal life. Here's how.Chances are, you’re already using video calls in your personal life. The post Classroom video calls. Ed Tech eLearning edtech educational technology facetime global connections google hangouts skype video callsUsing them in the classroom is easier than you might think! You FaceTime your far-away family or Skype friends from other countries. Use it in the classroom, though?

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Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Learn how teachers are using educational videos effectively in their classrooms: - Current use of educational videos. Suggested guide to video searching. Effectively using educational videos could become a large burden or blessing to teachers. From our recent whitepaper Video-Assisted Learning Insights: The Struggle for Teachers to Access Video Content , we have found that an incredible 96% of teachers surveyed are using videos in their classrooms.

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Video Projects to Engage Learners: 20+ Tools & Tips

Teacher Reboot Camp

Humans are incredibly visual and powerful, moving images help us find meaning… [and] video helps capture and contextualize the world around us.” – Dan Patterson. make it easy for anyone to quickly produce, publish, and share their videos. Chances are your students have already produced their own videos and shared them with the world. So why not have your students share their knowledge through video projects? Teaching with Videos from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

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50 ideas for using video in the classroom

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Video is an incredibly effective medium for showcasing something that we want to share with others. We send videos we create or find to our friends and family through various social media platforms. Videos help us tell our story. Adding video to a lesson can increase the engagement […]. They allow us to share our voice.

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Students Learning with Video Projects #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

In today’s #EdtechMissions chat we shared ideas for learning with video projects. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , students learn these skills by completing missions to produce a newscast and create a video tutorial. You can also share your ideas, tips, and resources for this week’s #EdtechMissions chat on Flipgrid , an easy to use video response web tool and app.

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Learning and Reflecting with Video

A Principal's Reflections

In my quest to practice what I preach and grow, I have begun to utilize video as a means to articulate ideas, share my learning, and openly reflect. When you think about the potential video has to articulate a message, it makes sense to harness its power. YouTube is now the world’s second-largest search engine, and a one-minute video equates to almost 1.8 The result has been the creation of a vlog (video blog) in the form of a YouTube Channel, which you can access HERE.

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Cute Video on Keyboarding

Ask a Tech Teacher

From Kidztype , a 1.5-minute video on the essence of keyboarding. Enjoy! –Full disclosure: Kidztype is an Ask a Tech Teacher sponsor. More keyboarding: Keyboarding 101. Touch Typing Basics from KidzType. My Students Think Hunt-and-Peck is Good Enough. What do I do? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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20 Web Tools and Apps for Learners to Create Fun Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Humans are incredibly visual and powerful, moving images help us find meaning… video helps capture and contextualize the world around us.” Students enjoy producing short videos and showing their creativity. Planning a video project doesn’t have to be a huge headache. Check out my slide presentation ( download for free ) below for more ideas and find over 1001 video production ideas here. It will help them decide if they need props, videos, etc.

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6 Awesome (and free) Video-editing apps.


Science week is coming up at my school and the students have to make a video of an investigation / experiment. Magisto is such an amazing app; it intuitively knows what to do with your videos and photos. This app makes video-editing a breeze. Upload your photos or videos; choose a style and song; add text and stickers; then you’re done! This video-editor is made by GoPro. Again, video-editing has got really easy.

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Best Practices for Using Video with Students


Advice and tips for using video with students from presenters at Tech & Learning’s recent Virtual Summit

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10 Inspirational Videos for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

10 Inspirational Videos for Teachers. If you want to do anything on social media, this is a must-watch video. When I fall off my fitness train and get out of the habit, I watch this video and get back on. This video is an amazing compilation of quotes, many I had never heard before. I came across it as I was embedding the videos above. Teachers are important! You can do this! We’re not here to teach, we’re here to change lives.

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10 Reasons Why Videos are Great Educational Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve written a lot lately about the benefits of using videos in your classroom. Guest author, Emily Clearly over at mysimpleshow has ten more reasons why videos are a great educational tool for your teaching: Videos are in line with the technological times and can be accessed on the Internet at any point, from wherever you are in the world. You can hire professionals to create videos for you if your budget allows. Learn Storytelling: Videos are stories in motion.

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