I hope you’re looking forward to this week’s tasks. Relax! We’re looking at videos this week – how hard can it be?
You might be reassured to look at the percentages of survey respondents who had never heard of the following:
TED talks – 61%
Atomic Learning – 56%
United Streaming – 39%
This is good news for us, because it means we can show you more useful tools for your classrooms!
Your tasks will revolve around using and navigating some/all of the following:
TED talks are 20 minute videos of ‘ideas worth spreading’. The website describes them as “inspired talks by the world’s leading thinkers and doers.” I would describe them as fascinatingly engaging presentations by really interesting people. There is something for everyone here, and Katie and I will share some of our favourites on the wiki.
Atomic Learning is a site that has video tutorials on just about anything you can imagine. If you don’t know how to do something relating to technology, this should be your first port of call. The school has a subscription, so you should be able to find what you’re looking for if you’re logged in at school.
United Streaming Is a Discovery Education subscription service the school pays for which allows you to search and download Discovery Education videos for use in the classroom. You can download whole videos, or just the segments which relate to what you’re doing. Click here for the latest Discovery Education Streaming newsletter.
TeacherTube is basically YouTube just for teachers. We don’t ask you to go there for a specific task, but please check it out.
We have tried to mix it up so that you get a balance of fun AND educational videos.
Please know that you are welcome to watch the videos for ANY level, and you are welcome (indeed, encouraged) to come back at any time and make your way through the various levels. For the purposes of the prizes, you are only required to complete one level’s challenges however.
Click here to view the challenges for this week.