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5 Video Projects for Almost Every Classroom

Next Thursday at 4pm Eastern Time I’m hosting a PracticalEdTech.com webinar titled 5 Video Projects for Almost Every Classroom. In this one hour live webinar you will learn how to create and complete five video projects that can be do...

The Writer’s Digest Podcast, Episode 2: Business Strategy for Writers — Interview with James Scott Bell

Welcome, welcome, writers! From fiction to nonfiction, whatever your genre persuasion—be it epic adventures of vigilante nuns or tales of an undead attorney determined to take a bite out of crime—the Writer’s Digest podcast is for you...

Snap vs. Scratch

Yesterday, I shared a student-produced video from Next Vista for Learning. This morning I have a good example of a teacher-produced video found on Next Vista. In the following video Brian Ellis explains what the Snap programming language is...

It’s Time to Change the Clocks – Here’s Why

It’s that time of year again when most of us in North America have to move our clocks forward by one hour. That’s right, Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday! That means that on Monday morning you may have some students may com...

The Quote Sandwich – A Student Explains How to Use Quotes

Next Vista for Learning is a great place to find examples of students making videos to teach concepts to other students. Earlier this week I was just browsing the site when I came across a nice video about how to integrate quotes into an es...

The Library of Congress Seeks a Teacher-in-Residence

The Library of Congress has a great opportunity for a performing arts or visual arts teacher in the 2018-19 school year. The LOC is seeking a performing arts or visual arts teacher to be a teacher-in-residence at the LOC in Washington, DC. ...

Imitating the Masters: How to Develop Character and Tone Through Imitation

Writing imitations of work that you admire is a great way to stretch your writing skills and improve your mastery of writing techniques. (For more on the benefits of writing imitations, read Writing Exercise: 3 Reasons to Write Imitations o...

8 Changes to Google Docs & Slides Menus

If you’re a regular Google Docs and Google Slides user you may have already noticed some changes to your menus and toolbars. If you haven’t seen anything change, you will see some changes soon. Yesterday, Google announced eight ...

How to Find Public Domain Videos on Flickr

Flickr is known for hosting millions of images, but it also hosts lots of videos. The advanced search tools within Flickr make it easy to find videos that have Creative Commons licenses or have a public domain designation. With just one cli...

Three Places to Find Public Domain Video Clips

This afternoon I received an email from a reader who was trying to help one of her colleagues with a classroom video project. They wanted to know if it was possible to download YouTube videos or to make a screencast of a YouTube video to th...

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