It’s back to school time all around Arizona and back to school means excited kids, enthusiastic teachers, nervous parents and the return to the school filters. For those of you out there that are continually finding videos on blocked sites like YouTube and TeacherTube, there is a fast and easy way to bring the information into the classroom without battling the filter. This would need to be done partially from off campus, but it is well worth it for the ease of use. The site I have used most often is Zamzar. Not only does Zamzar allow you to convert already existing files into a variety of formats, it also allows you to convert and download videos from URLs.
Step 1: Copy and Paste URL of desired video
Step2: Choose the format for conversion
Step 3: Type in an email so the link for download can be sent to you.
Step 4: Click Convert
Before you know it an email will arrive with a link to download your video. The link is only live for 24 hours, but should be enough time to get that copy of Karl Fisch’s ‘Did You Know’ or CommonCraft’s ‘Wikis in Plain English’.
Welcome back and have a phenomenal school year!