Online Video Invades the Classroom

Teachers become enamored with YouTube, TED, and WatchKnowLearn.

In his 40 years of teaching, Al Hasvitz has always understood the importance of video aids in the classroom. “I am one of the few teachers in the United States who can thread a 16mm projector,” the award-winning social studies teacher from Walnut, Calif., boasts. But today, like most teachers, Hasvitz looks online to find instructional videos for his seventh grade students. In fact, he bookmarks more than 80 video websites. But how does he find quality content among all these options?

By Sarah Evelyn Harvey, Contributor

Forbes, TECHONOMY | 4/23/2012

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WatchKnowLearn

SchoolTube

TeacherTube

YouTube EDU

TED-Ed

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Elementary Mapping Activity

Classroom climate dramatically affects students’ lives on a daily basis. We know that a teacher can set the mood of the classroom, but so can students, through the ways they interact with each other. This sociogram helps students see their patterns of interaction and offers them opportunities to mix it up.

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty

The brainchild of our own Terry Heick, the Twitter Spectrum offers 25 different ways teachers can incorporate Twitter into the classroom.
It is organized by the categories WATCH (easiest degree of difficulty, TALK (moderate), and PRODUCE (highest degree of difficulty). We did our best to put each box in the appropriate place. Therefore, some of them are in between different degrees of difficulty, etc.
PDF of the graphic.

From the April issue of the Edudemic Magazine. 

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty

The brainchild of our own Terry Heick, the Twitter Spectrum offers 25 different ways teachers can incorporate Twitter into the classroom.

It is organized by the categories WATCH (easiest degree of difficulty, TALK (moderate), and PRODUCE (highest degree of difficulty). We did our best to put each box in the appropriate place. Therefore, some of them are in between different degrees of difficulty, etc.

PDF of the graphic.

From the April issue of the Edudemic Magazine