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Video Watch
Welcome to Video Watch, our look at instructional and educationally-focused videos that we think will interest you. Just click and watch!

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Video of the Week
Weebly for Education (education.weebly.com)  
Weebly for Education (education.weebly.com) is free and allows teachers to easily create class websites and blogs. Students can also be added to class accounts in order to develop e-portfolios or to publish website assigned projects. To build a website simply drag and drop desired content elements on to your page, things like text, photos, maps, and videos. At any time you can change the theme, add pages, RSS feeds, a blog page, forms, surveys and more from the multitude of readymade fields. Hierarchy can be added to the pages by dragging the page tab left or right then back on the home screen, the page will appear under a page heading or alongside the main elements. When you’re ready, publish your creation. You can even publish to your own domain if you already have one.
Added: 27/11/2012
Add voice to your presentations  
Add voice to your presentations (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc), lectures, documents, photos, video clips, photos, and others with My Brainshark (brainshark.com). You simply upload your content and add the audio by phone, microphone, or an MP3 upload. Share the results via email or social media, or embed in your website or blog.
Posted: 27/04/2012
Introducing Scratch  
Scratch is a programming language designed to make it easy for students (specifically 8-16 years old) to put together a simple interactive computer program. It makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games – and then share them online.
Posted: 27/04/2012
Raz-Kids (raz-kids.com)  
I’ve used this as an adjunct to my reading programme for a number of years. Students can listen to books for modeled fluency, record themselves reading (available for the teacher to take a running record from), and sit comprehension quizzes. The information generated from these activities gives data that’s very useful for informing next step learning.
Posted: 27/04/2012
Scratch for teachers  
The Scratch website has a section just for teachers. Here you’ll find advice, tutorials, videos and other resources for successfully using the tool in your classroom. Also check out ScratchED, an online community where you can share stories, exchange resources, ask questions, and find other Scratch educators. info.scratch.mit.edu/Educators and scratched.media.mit.edu
Posted: 27/04/2012
My all-time favourite piece of software is …  
HyperStudio (hyperstudio.com). A number of programs are able to deliver the ability to present multimedia content but HyperStudio has the added advantage of being able to draw/paint and animate the students own content. This leads to very rich, original content. This is a wonderful program for enhancing curriculum and all of the key competencies. Collaborative and cooperative projects become alive with rich content!
Posted: 27/04/2012
YouTube for Schools (youtube.com/schools)  
YouTube for Schools is designed to give schools controlled use of videos on YouTube EDU, while preventing access to the rest of YouTube. By signing up, you can customise content and also create playlists of videos that are viewable only within your school's network. Students cannot log in or search, and viewing is limited to YouTube EDU videos (plus any your school has added). All comments and related videos are also disabled. There’s also a teachers’ section (youtube.com/teachers) that has hundreds of playlists of videos that are organised by subject and grade.
Posted: 27/04/2012
Watch the first ever YouTube video  
The first video to ever be uploaded to YouTube shows co-founder Jawed Karim in front of a zoo’s elephant enclosure going on about long trunks. As dull as that sounds it has, nonetheless, racked up 4,282,497 views since its online debut on April 23, 2005.
Posted: 27/04/2012
Introducing Kodu  
This is a simple visual programming language for designing and creating games. Kodu for PCs is available to download for free. kodugamelab.com
Posted: 27/04/2012
Using ActivEngage  
This is a software-based solution for interactive instruction and response-based learning. Ideal for schools with 1:1 computer initiatives, mobile laptop carts and computer learning labs, ActivEngage challenges students through real-time lesson interaction. It employs a range of response types, including multiple choice, true-false, sort-in-order, Likert scales, text and numeric entry. It also tracks student progress quickly and easily, allowing teachers to gauge comprehension and provide instant feedback and instruction.
Posted: 27/04/2012
Share what’s on your computer screen with Join Me (join.me).  
Simply download the app, run it, share the URL, and you've got nearly instant screen sharing with text chat, voice conferencing, shared control, and you can send files, too. It’s available for both Windows and Mac, and allows up to 250 viewers.
Posted: 23/03/2012