Many of us have used YouTube videos in the classroom. There are some good videos out there. Many times I have cringed at ads and images not appropriate in the classroom. Quietube.com takes them away! When you go to the website, drag the quietube button to your address bar above. When you pull up the video on Youtube, click on the quietube button on the address bar and all those images go bye bye. There will be an ad or two but they are appropriate retail ads. Easy and safe!
My friend Jacqui Murray at Ask A Tech Teacher provides a great tip for converting images to the jpg format. Check it out!
Check out the website link above. It will take you to a wesbite called Teaching Channel. THis website offers a variety of videos created by teachers, video production experts, etc….and…it is FREE. What can it hurt to register and check it out? Have a wonderful week!
I feel I am overwhelmed with information overload almost daily. As a child, I use to go to the local library or encyclopedias to find information about a specific topic and know it was from a credible source. Today, our students have to filter through the vast amounts of information they have access to. As teachers and parents, we need to ensure our students learn the appropriate tools to filter knowledge from this information. I am reminded of a commercial, not long ago, where a woman was talking to her male friend about how the “internet” was a credible source of knowledge. She stated her date was French. An unkempt gentleman walked up to the both of them, put his arm around her and smiled at her friend, saying “Bonjour” with a smirk as they walked away. We can take measure to ensure our students are not as naive as this woman was. It could lead them down a treacherous path someday.
Grades 3 through 8 in our school district are using the iPad. We are winding down with our first year using 1:1 devices. I have heard some frustation when teachers discuss struggles with how they are to be used in the classroom. I feel this article can provide insight where to go next. Again, this is just my own perspective.
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