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It has never been easier to make videos and then get them online. I’m going to cover a few quick ideas.
1. Make videos of student work using something like Animoto as a way of showing off what students have produced
2. Create videos from your powerpoint slides. Keynote (for mac and iPad) allow you to easily do this, as does the 2010 version of Powerpoint. I’ve also heard very good things about the ‘Explain Everything’ iPad app. Even if you don’t have these, you can export your slides as jpg images and use something like MovieMaker
3. Create screencasts – these are recordings of your screen, with you providing an audio commentary. If you have a mac running 10.6 or higher you have this built in to Quicktime. If you don’t there are a number of free services that allow you to create short recordings (I’ve used screencastomatic on several occasions and been very happy with it)
4. Publish them either to a youtube or vimeo account. Youtube has more of a community attached to it, while Vimeo is more likely to be accessible by students within school.
Why would you bother? Well, for me the real benefit has been from having students being access the guide to a key assessment or important piece of work as many times as they want, and for students who missed the lesson to be able to easily catch up. It’s also reduced the number of break and lunchtimes I’ve had to run through the assignment again!
I caught up with Ian Addison’s presentation for TeachMeet Midlands on 7 ideas in 7 minutes on Saturday morning, and later on was intrieged by Tom Barret’s ideas that he should follow it up with 7 offline ideas.
I’ve been planning for this week’s ESTYN inspection all weekend, but couldn’t shake the idea and used it as a bit of a brain break now and again to scribble down some ideas. I threw a keynote together on Sunday, and I’ve recorded the audio now. It’s late, so there’s a few more ‘errrs’ and ‘ummms’ than I’d ideally like, but it should give you the idea. It’s actually 7:13, but I blame keynote for not having a timer!
So, for no particular reason at all, I’m pleased to present 7 offline ideas in 7 minutes (and 13 seconds!)
Ian Addison’s original presentation
My #TMCardiff presentation on using flipchart paper in the classroom (shortcut: http://is.gd/flipchart)
We’ve been making growing use of videos posted to You Tube in classrooms, and many I’d like to share with students via our VLE (there’s far more good stuff out there than we’ve got time for). I’m wondering what the best way of going about this is…
I don’t particularly want to link directly, as many of the comments on videos are less than desirable and some of the ‘related videos’ are also not the kind of things I want to be drawing my students attention to. Some staff have taken to downloading clips, but I don’t want to upload these directly onto our server, partly for copyright reasons, and partly becuase it’ll hammer our bandwidth.
It seems to me that leaves me with the option to embed on a Moodle page (in which case should I create a ‘gallery’ of videos, or have one video per page?) or transfering the videos to another (safe) hosting site. The first is more time consuming, and static, the second may have copyright implications.
Do you make video available to students outside the classroom, and if you do, how do you do it?