Sunday, September 12, 2010

How to Videos for Learning Technology in 5 Minutes

Common Craft
These technology videos may surprise you. They're short and simple. They use paper cut-outs. They cover subjects "in Plain English." But lurking under the simple surface are lessons that have been crafted with great care. Despite our fun and lighthearted style, we take explanation seriously. Common Craft is a small company owned by Lee and Sachi LeFever in Seattle, Washington, USA. The company was founded by Lee in 2003. We started making videos in 2007 with our first video: RSS in Plain English. Since then, we've created over 30 videos that have been viewed over 20 million times online. Our current focus is building a library of educational videos that can be licensed for use in classrooms, on Learning Management Systems, Intranets and on websites. We can also be hired to make custom videos. You can click here to get to their Youtube Account or to their Website.

Here is an example: Social Media in Plain English

Learn it in 5
Learn it in 5 is a powerful library of how-to videos, produced by technology teachers, for the purpose of helping teachers and students create classroom strategies for today's 21st century's digital classroom. These step-by-step how-to videos walk teachers through Web 2.0 technology, demonstrating how to use Web 2.0 applications like blogs, social networks, podcasts, interactive videos, wikis, slidesharing and much more. Our user-friendly site navigation allows users to browse various Web 2.0 technologies or complete a direct search to easily locate exactly what you need in your digital classroom. Simple how-to videos and slidesharing screencasts for integrating Web 2.0 applications like Delicious, Twitter, Ning, Kidblog, TeacherTube, VoiceThread, Skype, Google Docs, Blogger and many more make creating an amazing digital learning environment as easy as click and view. Click here for the link to their Youtube Account or to their Website.

Example: How to Use Twitter with Students Safely in the Classroom

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