Tag Archives: Online Video

YouTube in the Classroom

YouTube in the Classroom

One of the frustrating things about the filtering of content like YouTube in the classroom is that there is a wealth of really good, high quality educational videos on the site that are nearly impossible to use easily. Until now. OK, maybe it isn’t that simple. You need a Twitter account.  Oh, and a Vidly

Virtual Conference Archives Posted

About the DEN’s Fall Virtual Conference Thousands of educators online and in-person congregated together, as the DEN team went house to ‘house to house’ to explore the many digital treats available to educators today.  During this unique professional development event, attendees had the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events

ISTE Eduverse Talks Tuesday July 28

Newly recruited TN DEN blog contributor Scott Merrick will be featured on next Tuesday’s episode of ISTE Eduverse Talks. This will be Scott’s second appearance in as many episodes on that popular Second Life bi-weekly talk show. The panel discussion show is hosted by another DENizen, Kevin Jarrett (KJ Hax in SL). This time Scott will

Do You YouTube?

One of the questions I get asked most often by teachers at my school is this, “How can I show a video from YouTube in my classroom?”  I’ve always sent them the way of Zamzar to download videos to a flash drive and show at school from there.  It works great, but it is limiting. 

BrainPop offers 9/11 Video

I got an email from BrainPop yesterday informing me of a new video on 9/11.  I immediately took a look and…wow…it is great. Using the popularity of Tim and Moby to tackle such a difficult subject for school-age children really works.  The video is informative without being shocking.  It sets a mood of respect and

ZamZar a Huge Hit for Me!

Recently, Steve Dembo, that great Discovery-Educator-of-Everything-Web, wrote about Zamar on his Digital PassPorts blog.  Zamzar is a terrific site for uploading videos and converting them to other file types.  Best of all, it is free! Because of Steve’s blog, I traveled over to Zamzar to have a look for myself.  I was already impressed by