Posts Tagged With: online video

TED-Ed’s New Video Tool Allows Anyone To Create Video Lessons Online

FINALLY, an easy way to take a video on YouTube and turn it into a lesson. TedEd has the tools to add questions, text you type, and links to go along with that video.  There are even built-in tracking tools a la Khan academy.  After creating an account, it took me less than 5 minutes to set up a lesson with one question and additional links.  The “make-a-lesson-in-real-time” possibilities are great!  This is post from Anya Kamenetz at co.exist.com [EF]

TED-Ed’s new free platform allows anyone to “flip” any video on YouTube by adding custom content to play alongside it, making it possible to turn any piece of video content into a teachable moment.

This morning, the TED conference expanded their TED-Ed initiative with a new set of interactive features, created with $1.25 million of corporate support, designed to make it easier for teachers to build video lessons. What’s cool is that anyone can use this simple platform to pair any video on YouTube–not just TED Talks–with custom content. TED calls this “flipping the video,” a clear reference to the idea of “flipping the classroom” popularized by Sal Khan’s Khan Academy and others. Basically it means making students responsible for lecture-like content outside of class via video, freeing up classroom time for discussion and individualized work.

FULL POST: TED-Ed’s New Video Tool Allows Anyone To Create Video Lessons Online

POST SOURCE: Co.Exist

ALTERNATE ARTICLE: New TED-Ed Site Turns YouTube Videos Into ‘Flipped’ Lessons from Wired.com

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Free websites (seriously!)

Which of the following would interest you: A site that takes a field trip packet and converts it into an app? A site that allows you to organize online videos that you want students to see, without the extraneous “stuff” on sites like YouTube? Or a site with multimedia study materials?  That’s just three of the ten listed and yep, it’s all free!!! [EF]

Cash-strapped schools can’t stop giving students the resources they need to learn and develop 21st century skills simply because budgets are tight. Luckily, educators can turn to free online resources to help them find and organize lesson plans, give students extra help in various subjects, and more.

During a webinar on EdWeb.net, an educational social networking site for teachers and administrators, presenter Shannon Holden, a former teacher and assistant principal, and adjunct instructor at Lindenwood University and Missouri State University, shared a number of free online resources to help educators take advantage of what the internet has to offer.

FULL ARTICLE:  Free websites help boost student engagement, teacher productivity

POST SOURCE: Laura Devaney of eSchool News

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