Thank you, Shannon Miller, for sharing this MindShift post about sources of great educational videos. Those of you building resource pages for specific assignments or classes should check it out. Some great sites for sources of educational videos from the likes of mathematician Vi Hart the folks at Sick Science but also evaluation criteria to use in judging the quality of a video. Items like a clear topic or objective stated up front; accuracy of content; creator identified; balance between education and entertainment; wrap-up or summary. Katie
Elizabeth Bird has collection an amazing cross section of short videos for this SLJ blog post. I hope you'll find them as entertaining as I did and that you'll share them with your students. I"m sure you have many students who are every bit as creative. Katie
I just finished a webinar with Michelle Luhtula, high school librarian from New Caanan, CT and Shannon Miller, District Librarian for Van Meter, Iowa (ie. K-12 librarian in a school of 600) in the Emerging Technology series offered by EdWeb and want to share just one of many exciting collaborative projects they discussed.
Check out the Animoto video Shannon shared on the blog she co-writes with another librarian, "Mr. Schu," 390 miles away, called Two Libraries, One Voice, about a collaborative project they did. It is a celebration of Dot Day all based around Peter Reynold's book, "The Dot." They did a week's worth of related projects, Skyped back and forth, and had an online contest.
While you're at their blog be sure to check out some of the other exciting projects they've done together with their students!! Katie
Thanks to Nicole Roohi and the AkASL Facebook Group for sharing this wonderful YouTube video parody of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus". I hope you not only enjoy it but that it gets your creative juices flowing. Katie
Check out this Smoke and Mirrors Vimeo production. What creativity!! What fun!
Check out this great adaptation of a classic musical....when you have access to YouTube!
From the Free Technology for Teachers blog is a post about five different sources for free documentary videos. they include sites like Snag and Explore. Check them out! You might want to include these among the resources students can link to off your webpage. Katie
It may be a little late to participate in James Kennedy's 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, even though he extended the deadline to October 17th. But hey, maybe some of you go getters can round up a crew who have all read the same Newbery and who can condense the entire story (this is no book trailer folks) to a 90 second script, act it out and video the production in time to submit. I'd be content if you just shared some of the submissions on James' webpage for inspiration for next year. What a great collaborative project!! Besides The Wrinkle in Time entry at the top of the page be sure to scroll clear to the bottom for more. Heads up on the Higher Power of Lucky entry.....the adult making it had a lot of fun with the book's notorious anatomically correct word choice!
Joyce Valenza's crew is at it again. Checkout this great video introduction to the Springfield High School Library. Bet you can get a few ideas for an orientation video of your own, though it appears having a ham leading the tour is a real asset.
After you've checked out the video take a look at the Glog on their homepage. More fun for students! Food for thought!! Kt