I hope you found a plethora of free video resources in the links I shared in Part 1. The participants in this training cover a wide variety of grade levels/content areas, so if you were unable to find a lot of video content specific to your needs, please let me know and I will see what I can find for you!
If you haven’t posted a comment on the blogpost yet, don’t rush. There is no formal deadline, and I’ll email you to remind you if I don’t see a response from you in the next few weeks.
The next part of this training is designed to provide you with some searching strategies and ideas for using video in the classroom. There is no “written” assignment for this part of the training. In fact, I am simply trusting that you will explore the resources I’m sharing. There is no “formal” assignment at all! Of course, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me.
Explore the resources below!
Time: 2 hours
“Due date”: Determine on your own!
- Common Craft is a company that creates short video explanations of various topics. Their “Web Search Strategies” video is a simple explanation of how to search the web via a search engine.
Web Search Strategies in Plain English: http://www.commoncraft.com/video/web-search-strategies
- There are many search engines out there, and they offer a variety of options for searching and receiving results. We will be looking at search strategies for the most popular search engine, Google. Explore the resources below to learn basic (and some advanced) features and functionality of a Google search.
- Basic search help
- More search help
- Search results options
- Google for Educators – Search basics
- Google Search Tips
- Google Web Search – Classroom Lessons and Resources
- Google’s 15 Second Search Tips
- Updates to Google Search
- Google for Educators: Classroom Posters
- Interactive tool to practice using Boolean logic in a search
- Google Custom Search – GCS allows you create your very own search engine! I have entered the website URLs for all of the video resources I shared with you in Part 1 into a Google Custom Search. This enables you to complete a search (just like you would do on google.com), but instead of search results coming from the entire web, you will only receive results from the sites I’ve included. (By the way, you can create your own GCS for free!)
My GCS for free video resources: http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=018202937979042247807:sdm0poyz5qo
Using video in the classroom
Using YouTube in the classroom
- Using video CREATION in your classroom: http://davidwees.com/content/twenty-ways-use-video-your-classroom