Thursday, June 19, 2014

Photos and Videos


I recently came across two resources for teachers that utilize the Creative Commons to provide photos and videos you can use in your lessons and presentations.

Compfight - Compfight is a Flickr Search engine that will allow your searches to display creative commons and commercial license photo that other users have uploaded.

Videezy - - Videezy provides B-Roll HD video that other users have uploaded. You do have to create a free account to save and download.

In my first sentence note I said resources for teachers. I have not been through every photo and every video to determine questionable material (and what one calls questionable others may not). As always teachers should thoroughly preview any sites they intend to use with students.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Educator's PLN

The Educator's PLN is a wonderful site put together by Tom Whitby "dedicated to the support of a Personal Learning Network for Educators". There is a place to sign up to join the page and be a part of the PLN's conversation, but there are many free resources you can access without joining.

My favorite spot is the Video section.

Members compiled this collection of videos from the likes of Sir Ken Robinson, Daniel Pink, David Thornburg, Alan November, Adam Bellow, and many others,

For example, here is a video from Adam Bellow about one of my new favorite tools EduClipper.

Come and learn from some of the best the web has to offer.