Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Best Tips and Resources For Finding and Using Digital Video in the Classroom

This week’s blog features a wealth of practical information about the use of digital video in the classroom. Explore how to utilize digital video to increase real world relevancy experiences and a deeper connection to the curriculum.

Effective Uses of Video in the Classroom
John Orlando explains how to effectively locate the best online video resources to enhance any content area. Included are links to free video repositories and lessons.

Mass Video Courses May Free Professors for More Personalized Teaching
Marc Parry describes New York University’s plan for using video to free up instructors’ time for one-on-one learning and problem-solving activities rather than large lectures.

Online Delivery Options For Digital Video
The JISC Digital Media staff examines the strengths and weaknesses of common digital video options for online sharing, including: embedded video, direct links, streaming video and vodcasts.

Video Creation Resources
Richard Byrne has created a comprehensive resource page full of tutorials for using videos in the classroom, including a 26-page downloadable guide titled: Making Videos on the Web: A Guide for Teachers.

44 Interesting Ways To Use Your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom
Tom Barrett has once again created a multimedia slideshow filled with practical and creative examples on how to effectively use video throughout the curriculum.

My Top Ten You Tube Channels for Education
Daniel Rezac shares an annotated list of his top ten choices for classroom YouTube channels. View Daniel's excellent  tutorial on how to safely use YouTube with students: “You-tilizing YouTube in the Classroom.” 

Using Flip Videos in High School Math Class
Dave Sladkey provides three reasons to use flip video: accountability, fun and depth of understanding. He clearly describes his process for using flip videos to enhance group problem-solving.

Accessibility Tech Tips: Add Captions to Your YouTube Videos

Adding captions to digital videos makes it possible for students with hearing and vision disabilities to access the same content as the rest of the class. Samuel Axon describes how to create caption files for your YouTube videos using a free online tool called Caption Tube.

For more information about captioning and transcripts read WebAIM's Web Captioning Overview

Final Call for Summer Online Classes

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RDGED 703      Children's Literature in the Reading Program (grades K-5)     
RDGED 704      Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program (grades 6-12)     

EDUC 744 914 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (Grades 4-8)
EDUC 744 925 Bullying in Schools
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1 comment:

Jeff Colosimo said...

Thank you for sharing this presentation. I highly recommend online professional development. It is a cost-effective, time–saving model that just makes sense. You can engage your peers through an online community, for those who still want the one-on-one interaction. This is 21st century learning, which is what the students are customized to!