Sunday, February 19, 2012

11 Tools #3

1. Visit several of the video hosting/streaming sites mentioned. Share with your readers which sites you found most useful for your content and why.
Like most people, I like YouTube because you can find almost anything on it - good, bad, funny, awful, educational - it's all there. I've found that the news media sites have become much more up to date and are a good resource for current information. Blinkx and Hulu are good sources when you want to use media clips, but are sometimes a bit time consuming to locate information.
2. Using any of the video resources mentioned above, find and select two videos that may be useful resources in your classroom. Embed them in your blog. If they do not have embed capabilities, hot link them to your blog.

Embedded this YouTube video just because it's one of my favorite pieces of music, it has an interesting story behind it, and my kid is a former member of this ensemble.

A quick recipe - a teacher could use this as a demonstration or post it for students to view at individual cooking stations.

3. Articulate what you learned about copyright and fair use. What was new to you?
The fair use video was clever. I like the idea of "repurpose" as fair use. It gives teachers quite a bit a freedom to used media in a way that makes information in lessons memorable for students.
4.Create a Dropbox account and add some files to it How could you use this tool in your classroom?
Dropbox is a great resource for professional and personal use. In the classroom it could be a great tool for students to collaborate/share information about a topic, add to an activity, or just check for posted information about homework.

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