Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy

Shannon Walters, Teacher Librarian at C.P. Smith School in Burlington, sent some great information to the SCHOOL-IT listserv (for tech-oriented folks in Vermont schools). She sent a link for a page that has 90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy (compiled by Alec Couros).

For those concerned about the inappropriate stuff that can show up on YouTube and elsewhere, she sent along the following information:

Here are several links to tools for “safe” youtube viewing, from this week’s Clssroom 2.0 Elluminate session:
ViewPure is exactly what the name implies: pure video viewing. It gives educators the ability show students YouTube videos without advertising, free from links to suggested videos that might be inappropriate, and without user comments below the video. Users can copy the video’s “pure” URL for future reference. In addition, teachers can opt to install a “Purify” button on their browser’s toolbar. Instead of pasting a YouTube video’s URL into the ViewPure URL field, an educator can simply click on the “Purify” button while viewing the YouTube video to instantly clear it of questionable advertisements and materials.
(Editor’s note: M86 Security has created a free website [9] that also strips YouTube videos of their comments, links, and advertising. This website, called VuSafe, lets teachers create online video libraries of their favorite educational videos from YouTube and other sources, but unless the school uses M86′s web filter, YouTube must be unblocked on the teacher’s computer if he or she shows the videos in class.)
VuSafe: Easy, secure way to find, organize and share educational videos (show video in web tour-2:55)

TubeChop helps educators avoid the hassle of skipping through videos to find a certain clip within the video. Instead, users can select and “cut” just the portion of the video they would like to show or share with others.

I particularly like the option of easy cropping selections from a video (tubechop)!
Thanks, Shannon!

About Sigurd

Moved to rural Vermont in 1998, recently semi-retired. Intellect-oriented person (I spend a lot of time in my mind, have worked to broaden, regularly, the boundaries of what I pay attention to). One of my current interests is Goethe's approach to understanding the structures of the world (Science) and how it is different from Newton's approach. Goethe tried to stay open to what more the world might tell him of its nature, whereas Newton conceived frameworks that them became a window through which nature is viewed and understood.
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