Browsing Posts tagged video

Missing class terrifies many teachers. Not to knock brave substitute teachers – they’re in an unwinnable situation where they have to walk into unfamiliar territory and try to teach a subject they may or may not know. Still, when you get back, you know you’ll have to play catch-up to get your class back on […]

Let’s do an exercise together. Find a favorite poem of yours – pull it down off the bookshelf or out of your head or the folder on your desktop – and recite a few lines. If you just said a piece of Elizabeth Bishop’s “At the Fishhouses,” then somewhere in Georgia a law professor has […]

For those of us who are continually convinced that there is something wrong with us, we always assume the worst. Before you run out to the doc’s office, though, check out TauMed—a YouTube-esque site that presents video explanations of various medical aliments, procedures and maladies. TauMed is a virtual community that helps users understand their […]

Mike Wesch has created a visually stimulating video to help explain what Web 2.0 is all about, along with a bit of history of how we got there. The Web is Us/ing Us is chock full of energy and enlightenment and moves at the same breakneck speed in which the world and technology seem to […]

There are few films that have really made me think about the world around me. Among those not in the running: Saw 3, Must Love Dogs, and Vanilla Sky. As I turn away from the cineplex and focus on the web, I am able to find more titillating and thought provoking films to be worthy […]

Imagine a world where school children could develop their own code to produce original content for the web. Now look around you because you are living in that world. Scratch is an application developed by MIT to allow children (of all ages) to create their own interactive games, stories, and other media with the ease […]

If you’ve been on the internet in the last few years, then I don’t have to tell you about the myriad self-produced content dripping from every strand of the web. Education is an expanding ocean, and with the availability of user-content based sites, it is natural that we as educators should come to take advantage […]

Watch your class go down the tubes. Wait, that came out wrong. You love how sites like YouTube have made it easy to upload videos you want to show your class, right? But you’re a little nervous about telling your students to go there because, let’s face it, there’s a lot of crazy crap on […]