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Empowering Education with Video

studentvideoCommunication has changed, and students and educators are increasingly using video technologies in all aspects of education. Knowing how to produce, edit, and distribute video gives high school and college graduates a valuable and much-in-demand skill. School systems also are increasingly using video on their web sites to keep parents informed about school events—and many educators are using video to bring lessons alive for their students.

With the generous support of JDL Horizons, we’ve assembled this collection of stories from the eSchool News archives, as well as other resources from around the web, to help you understand the many ways that video can empower your teachers and students. (And don’t forget to check out all the resources available on our own video platform, eSN-TV, as well:

—The Editors

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5 things you should know about Periscope for education


Twitter’s new live video streaming service has intriguing possibilities for schools, but there are also issues for educators to consider.…

How a GoPro got my students excited to learn


I had not planned to purchase a GoPro while out shopping. However, it was on sale, I had a coupon, two gift cards, and two weeks in the…

New education platform from TED could help power ‘flipped learning’

New education platform from TED could help power ‘flipped learning’

TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading big ideas through a series of conferences and a free video platform, has continued its expansion into education by launching a…

Why Khan Academy is so popular—and why teachers shouldn’t feel threatened

Why Khan Academy is so popular—and why teachers shouldn’t feel threatened

Sal Khan wants to reassure teachers that his free Khan Academy service isn’t out to take their jobs—nor is it a statement about a teacher’s ability to deliver…

Flipped learning: A response to five common criticisms

Flipped learning: A response to five common criticisms

Flipped learning has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures…

Using video to improve teaching and learning

Using video to improve teaching and learning

Knowing that good teaching leads to increased student achievement, the Great Prairie Area Education Agency already had programs in place to mentor new teachers and highlight best teaching…

Video-streaming site iHigh poised for breakout success

Video-streaming site iHigh poised for breakout success

Specializing in broadcasting youth sports and activities online, the Lexington, Ky.-based company iHigh has been around for more than a decade. But thanks to some new partnerships and…

A first-hand look inside a flipped classroom

A first-hand look inside a flipped classroom

There have been many school reform trends over the past few years: student response systems, video games for math, mobile phones for learning—but none have completely transformed the…

Companies reduce barriers to school video production

For just under $5,000, Roland's VR-5 portable AV mixer and recorder is an “all-in-one” system that simplifies the production, recording, and streaming of any live event, Roland says.

Many schools are building high-quality video production studios to give their students valuable experience in recording, mixing, and producing live video broadcasts. Using professional-grade video equipment in these…

New smart phones pave the way for mobile video chats

Apple's latest iPhone has many implications for education.

Apple's iPhone 4, unveiled June 7 and set for release June 24, features a mobile video conferencing application that could increase collaboration among students and make cross-district and…

Will Skype eclipse fee-based videoconferencing?

Educators are forgoing professional video conferencing software for the free, easy-to-use Skype.

With school budgets continuing to shrink, many educators are turning to free or inexpensive software such as Skype, along with the web cameras that now come standard on…

Ed-tech officials: Video will make schools more ‘efficient’

Retaining good students was the top priority for K-12 and college administrators.

More than half of education technology officials in K-12 schools and higher-education institutions said they would buy video technology in the next year to make their schools "more…

Texas district streams video wirelessly on demand

Keller ISD installed a video-on-demand solution to enable the school district to deliver rich digital educational content to classrooms throughout the school district.

A Texas school system has set up a wireless network infrastructure that is capable of streaming high-quality video to students’ mobile devices—enabling true anytime, anywhere learning to occur…

Student video ‘Gotta Keep Reading’ inspires nation


In a powerful example of how online social networking, youth exuberance, and digital media can combine to affect a nation, students at Florida’s Ocoee Middle School created a…

Educational video project helps students learn from their peers


Research suggests that peer teaching can be an effective instructional strategy, both for the students being taught and those doing the teaching. In that spirit, Mathtrain.TV is…

3-D video coming to education

Boulder chose Vivitek projectors, which use TI DLP's 3-D technology.

Imagine you're back in school, and you're learning about the human body. You open your book and see the flat image of a skeleton on your page. You…

Project makes digital video more accessible

More of Discovery Education's streaming videos will include closed captioning.

A new partnership will expand the availability of closed captioning (CC) and audio description (AD) in multimedia educational content--giving students who are hearing or visually impaired, are English…

University teaches the keys to ‘viral video’


In a course that many believe to be the first of its kind, Northwestern University film students last winter learned the keys to creating online videos with the…

Post video to eSN.TV–earn national recognition

Thanks to our Student Video Network (SVN) initiative at eSN.TV (www.eSchoolNews.TV), your students can earn valuable video-production experience--and a shot at national recognition for their efforts. Key Concepts: student…

Need help with class? YouTube videos await

When University of Central Florida junior Nicole Nissim got stumped in trigonometry, she checked out what was showing on YouTube. Nissim typically scours the video-sharing Web site for…

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