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How to use video and Google Forms to encourage deeper learning
How to use video and Google Forms to encourage deeper learning

One educator's video and Google forms take on the classic document-based question activity turns students into mentors and instructors and encourages deeper discussion.


Video: When to choose iPads vs. Chromebooks
Video: When to choose iPads vs. Chromebooks

Two educators go head-to-head on which device is better for classrooms Ed. note: In partnership with Lesson Planet, we asked their professional development resource arm, PD Learning Network, for the…


5 things you should know about Periscope for education
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
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 Florida Keys…


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 brand-new TED-Ed…


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 a lesson…


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 to be…


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 practices through…


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 innovative features—including…


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 notion of…


Companies reduce barriers to school video production
Companies reduce barriers to school video production

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 efforts can…


New smart phones pave the way for mobile video chats
New smart phones pave the way for mobile video chats

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 on-the-go meetings…


Will Skype eclipse fee-based videoconferencing?
Will Skype eclipse fee-based videoconferencing?

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 most laptop…


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

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 effective and…


Texas district streams video wirelessly on demand
Texas district streams video wirelessly on demand

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 with the…


Student video ‘Gotta Keep Reading’ inspires nation
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 video called…


Educational video project helps students learn from their peers
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 a free educational…


3-D video coming to education
3-D video coming to education

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 imagine what…


Project makes digital video more accessible
Project makes digital video more accessible

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 language learners,…


University teaches the keys to ‘viral video’
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 potential to…

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