This is a very large collection of old movie clips, TV shows, TV ads, and newsreels etc. The clips cover an incredible array of topics. For older folks, there is much nostalgia here. For younger people, this is a chance to view clips they have not had the opportunity to see before. Many if not most of the clips have creative commons attributes and might be useful for school projects.
Safeshare.tv is a service that allows you to convert a YouTube link so that the viewer only sees the video. The up next list that normally appears to the right of a YouTube video is not visible. While that list is useful for finding similar videos, often the featured video are not school appropriate. Bottom line is that safeshare.tv eliminates all distractions and shows just the movie you wish to watch or show. The service is legal. It also offers a download option and the video can be shared in a multitude of ways. This is a very useful tool for teachers who want to show or share a video without the usual YouTube distractions.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning have created a list of 22 Google Chrome Apps that are useful for education. The list is not exhaustive but I have found most of these to be useful.
Here is another article that is interesting look at Argument Writing across Content Areas by Heather Wolpert-Gawron. I am reading Minds Made For Stories by UNH English Professor by Thomas Newkirk. Professor Newkirk challenges the idea that narrative writing and informational writing are different. He maintains that narrative storytelling is, in his own words, the Mother of all Modes” of discourse. Both Wolpert-Gawon’s and Newkirk’s arguments are very compelling and should be considered as the Common Core calls for more emphasis on information reading and writing.
This is the official announcement for my new novel “Murder At Stillwater Lodge”
CC Search is a great way to simplify Creative Commons Searches. It includes the Flickr and Google Advanced Image Searches among others. It is important that our students use media that doesn’t have all rights reserved. Patti Morrissey has put this on the Crescent Lake Website. I have followed her lead on the KRMS site. It would be a great idea to have this link on all of our school sites.
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Google Search Education provides Common Core aligned lesson plans for beginner, intermediate, and advanced Google Search users. Learning how to interpret and refine searches may well be one of the most important skills that we can master in the 21st Century. This is the link to the the homepage with very interesting links to multiple resources on Google Searches. Homepage
Check out the “Live Training Videos”. I found the video on “Believe it or not: Authority and credibility of sources on the web” particular interesting. The video “Creative Commons” is critical as everyone should by using creative searches in order to respect copyright laws.
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This is a great list of apps from “Educational Technology Guy” based on what you want your students to do. What do you want to do? There is a tech tool for that.
Kurt Vonnegut on getting a real education from the Huffington Post. Someone asked an author friend of mine why he bothered to write? Here’s the answer in a letter from Kurt Vonnegut written to a high school . “How to Get a Real Education”