Espresso Education : Video in the Classroom
Jan31

Espresso Education : Video in the Classroom

A short video by Espresso Education about the power of video in the classroom. Take a look! I deliver freelance training for Espresso and think it’s a fantastic resource to have in the classroom. Access some free Espresso resources here....

Read More
YouTube for Schools Launches
Dec13

YouTube for Schools Launches

Following on from Septembers launch of YouTube for Teachers, comes the launch today of YouTube for Schools. YouTube for Schools “lets schools access free educational YouTube videos while limiting access to other YouTube content. Students can learn from more than 400,000 educational videos, from well-known organizations like Stanford, PBS and TED, and from up-and-coming YouTube partners with millions of views. Schools can also...

Read More
FileLab – online video and audio editing
Nov29

FileLab – online video and audio editing

FileLab is an online Video and Audio editor. It’s a free, alternative to software such as Windows MovieMaker or Audacity. OK, both of those are already free, but especially in the case of MovieMaker any alternative is welcome. FileLab provides a very user-friendly editor. I had a play with the video editor and found it quite simple to add some clips, add text over the top and create a transition. There are quite a few video...

Read More
BBC Nature Video Collections
Nov26

BBC Nature Video Collections

The BBC Nature Video Collection is a large library of video clips from the excellent BBC Natural History archive, many narrated by the legend that is Sir David Attenborough. The video clips include some from the amazing Frozen Planet, the latest exploration into the remote and isolated polar environments. Some of the scenes are totally jaw-dropping. For example the Brinicle; icy finger of death Other other collections include...

Read More
Science Videos from Twig
Oct19

Science Videos from Twig

Twig is a website that provides over 500 3-minute films for Science at KS3 and GCSE level. It’s a subscription service, so schools will have to pay annually for access to the resource. You can access a selection of free movies here. Take a look and see what you think. The Twig service is accessed via the web, rather than via a Cachebox like some of its competing services like Clipbank. Also it is only geared to science, rather than a...

Read More
How Science Works : Clip Bank Resources from BP
Sep30

How Science Works : Clip Bank Resources from BP

How Science Works – Clip Bank is a new free interactive Science/Chemistry resource from the BP Educational Service. It provides students aged 11-16 with some very useful examples of real-life science in action. The topics covered in this resource include: Hydrocarbons from crude oil; Properties of hydrocarbons; Polymerisation; Combustion of fuels; Energetic reactions. Short multimedia clips show students the real-life application of...

Read More
YouTube Launches New Site for Teachers
Sep21

YouTube Launches New Site for Teachers

Teachers who love YouTube will be interested to know that today YouTube have launched a channel specifically aimed at teachers : http://www.youtube.com/teachers. It contains guides on how to use YouTube in the classroom, as well as curated video playlists that will be suitable for teachers to use. For teachers who have yet to really use YouTube it’s a great place to start. Experienced users may still learn something new. You can...

Read More
The Kid Should See This
Sep12

The Kid Should See This

The Kid Should See This describes itself as “Off the grid-for-little-kids videos and other smart stuff collected by Rion Nakaya and her three year old co-curator.” It’s a great eclectic mic of videos and other weird stuff that might provide “awe and wonder” in a lesson, or that you might want to bookmark for those times you want to show something a little different. Mostly embedded from YouTube so...

Read More
Mimio Training Videos
Aug31

Mimio Training Videos

If you own a Mimio interactive whiteboard then you’ll be interested in this YouTube channel that contains several useful videos on how to use the Mimio software. http://www.youtube.com/user/DYMOMimio You can also find training materials and support via the official Mimio website. You can download the most recent version of the Mimio software (version 8) by going here. (Trial version, needs activation key)    ...

Read More
Science and Maths Videos from Brightstorm
Aug15

Science and Maths Videos from Brightstorm

Brightstorm is a beta site which hosts a large number of Science and Maths videos. There are over 2500 videos on the site covering many different aspects of High School Science and maths. From what I can see, the videos consist of teachers giving lecture-style presentations with occasional graphics. This makes them good for revision, although they may not be the most eye-catching or exciting videos. Each video comes with an...

Read More
Veho Movi Mini Camera
May31

Veho Movi Mini Camera

I’ve recently bought myself a Veho Muvi video camera. It’s a tiny pocket sized camera that comes with a handy clip so that you can attach it to your clothes or to anything else that comes to mind! My aim is to finally take a small enough camera skiing with me so that I can record some skiing footage. I was too worried about taking my FlipCam out of my pocket to use it on the move! The camera comes with a 2GB Micro SD Card,...

Read More
Fusion SMARTboard Video Guides
May25

Fusion SMARTboard Video Guides

Smartboard users should definitely take a look at this website from Fusion Universal which offers more than thirty SMART Board tutorial videos on their website. The videos cover lots of useful stuff for those starting out with a SMART board : from turning on a your board, showing how to orientate the board and how to use the gallery. You can’t download the videos, they have to be viewed via the Fusion Universal website. Each...

Read More