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Using Video to Engage Students in Literacy

By Suzanna Taylor on Sep 8, 2020 4:33:38 AM

Today is International Literacy Day and this year the theme is literacy learning through the Coronavirus crisis and beyond. In particular, there is a focus on innovative and effective teaching methodologies that have not only helped learning to continue during the pandemic, but can also improve teaching in the future. 

Topics: Events & Holidays Educational Videos by Subject Area
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Content Partner Spotlight: Bloomberg

By Suzanna Taylor on Sep 3, 2020 5:24:32 AM

Every month we’ll be sharing some of our favorite videos from our most popular content partners. First up is Bloomberg, one of the best known sources for current affairs and business news from across the globe. Bloomberg videos are always popular with teachers, publishers, edtechs, and Ministries of Education. Keep reading to learn more about Bloomberg’s top videos. 

Topics: Video Content Partners
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6 Videos for Engaging Science Courses

By Suzanna Taylor on Aug 19, 2020 7:36:53 AM

A good science course explains complex concepts in simple terms, allows learners to explore real world examples, and sparks curiosity so that students are motivated to discover more. Many of us can pinpoint our love for the subject to one or two discoveries: watching Neil Armstrong land on the moon, seeing a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis, or witnessing an explosive chemical reaction. It’s these ‘aha’ moments that can really have an impact in the classroom and on students’ academic careers. 

Topics: Educational Videos by Subject Area
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Celebrating International Youth Day with Inspirational Videos

By Suzanna Taylor on Aug 11, 2020 1:09:38 PM

The theme of International Youth Day 2020 is youth engagement for global action. This year, we’re celebrating the work that young people have done to enrich and improve political institutions and processes on a local, national, and global level. Youth engagement is vital because it helps to “increase the fairness of political processes by reducing democratic deficits, contributes to better and more sustainable policies, and also has symbolic importance that can further contribute to restoring trust in public institutions, especially among youth” (source).

Topics: Events & Holidays
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Bringing Extra and Co-curricular Subjects to the Virtual Classroom

By Bree Fabig on Aug 7, 2020 9:40:03 AM

Educators learned something during spring’s sudden transition to remote learning: we simply can’t cover the same amount of material as we do in the classroom. Some teachers are expecting to progress through as little as a fifth of the material they would plan to otherwise cover this school year, leaving little room for extra and co-curricular subjects.

Topics: Tips for Using Video Video in Digital Learning
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Videos are the Best Place to get Creative Inspiration in the Classroom

By Jen Cleary on Jul 28, 2020 7:53:36 AM

Design thinking is at the core of every good product, idea, or scientific breakthrough. Any new science graduate looking for their first job would be well advised to also have a background in ideation, fresh perspectives, and creative approaches. Teachers, therefore, have to be ready to help bolster students’ creative learning if they’re going to support them on their paths to fantastic careers in the future. With Coronavirus impacting heavily our daily lives, it’s arguably never been more important to find new and innovative ways of solving problems.

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Enhance Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities with Video

By Bree Fabig on Jul 23, 2020 10:47:31 AM

Multimedia is seeing an explosive increase in the classroom. We’re in an age where learning has become gamified and screens occupy much of our day’s real estate. There’s a good reason that iPads have found their way into your classroom, though - and it might be an even greater tool than you think.

Topics: Issues in Education
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Project-Based Learning is an Opportunity in Equity

By Bree Fabig on Jul 14, 2020 12:58:11 PM

When it comes to teaching collaboration and inquiry skills, many educators face a tough hurdle: the ever-present pressure of rigid test-oriented standards. But reinforcing core learning outcomes to meet state and federal standards doesn’t need to be antithetical to innovative teaching methods.

Topics: Teaching Methodologies Tips for Using Video
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A Guide to Licensing Educational Videos for Your Online Courseware

By Jessica Swope on Jul 7, 2020 12:43:12 PM

These days, videos are everywhere. Social media, mobile apps, streaming platforms, blogs—wherever there’s a screen, videos are sure to follow. They're also becoming central to many educational tools, particularly now as more learning goes digital. As a result, online education providers may be finding themselves suddenly grappling with questions about copyright. If you’re in this boat, you might be asking yourself questions like:

Topics: Issues in Education Boclips for Publishers
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What does Equity in Gifted Education Look Like?

By Bree Fabig on Jul 1, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Gifted students are pupils who demonstrate high achievement in an artistic, creative, leadership, or academic capacity. Their high achievement may be linked to specific or broad academic fields and pursuits. When it comes to equity, these students require special or additional activities, services, and opportunities that are not part of the standard curriculum or system.

Topics: Issues in Education