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Using Video to Create Courseware that Supports Flipped Learning

By Boclips on Sep 28, 2020 7:39:49 AM

Have you ever heard of flipped or inverted classrooms? This concept has been gaining popularity amongst teachers and students over the last few years. Now, as more learning goes online, schools are looking for courseware to support flipped learning models.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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Top Ways Videos Can Be Used in Higher Education

By Suzanna Taylor on Jun 23, 2020 5:52:47 AM

In the not-so-distant past, higher education lectures were almost entirely instructor-led with a heavy focus on written learning materials. Students would spend hours of their week trying to absorb long and complex texts, regardless of their preferred learning style. Then, they would sit in a lecture hall and listen to a professor talk while they listened, often with little audience interaction. For some, this was an effective and enjoyable way to learn but, for many others, it wasn’t quite so engaging.

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Why Boclips Has Been Essential in our Pivot to Online Learning

By Sarah Brennan on Jun 2, 2020 4:54:06 AM

COVID-19 changed education in an instant. ProQuest customers were drastically affected by global shutdowns and had to completely pivot their research, teaching, and learning models in a matter of days.

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Innovating Education With APIs

By Rafał Lewandowski on May 27, 2020 10:38:24 AM

Modern technology has had a tremendous impact on our society and accelerated different service sectors in ways that were previously unimaginable. News and politics have largely moved to social networks, banking can be comfortably handled from the comfort of a couch and your car automatically updates itself to become safer and more convenient to use.

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Make Math Magnificent with Boclips for Teachers

By Jen Cleary on May 21, 2020 12:12:32 PM

Engagement with your students isn’t always easy if you teach some of the core K12 subjects like reading, writing, and math. You don’t generally get to run around, get the paints out, or start banging a drum in those lessons. Plus, the pressure for exam and homework results is often intense.

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Why Video is the #1 Digital Tool Teachers Use in the Classroom

By Boclips on May 15, 2020 5:44:27 AM

The use of video in education isn’t what it was. It was once considered a rare treat for students when their teachers would roll the AV cart into the classroom and turn on a video for an hour or two of passive media consumption. Today, teachers use videos regularly, generally in bite-sized chunks, as an integrated part of their lessons. Rather than consuming them passively, students now actively engage with the content as their teachers facilitate activities and discussions centered around the video. Video is no longer just an occasional supplement: a recent survey shows that video streaming sites are the top digital tool teachers use in the classroom (Common Sense Media, 2019).

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5 Videos for Your Global Public Health Lesson Plans

By Suzanna Taylor on May 6, 2020 9:45:16 AM

When we think about the ways in which our world is connected, systems of global trade, international travel, or economics come to mind. But as pandemics like COVID-19 or the Spanish Flu have taught us, public health is one of the most critical aspects of our reliance on each other.

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Meet the Teachers of Boclips

By Suzanna Taylor on May 4, 2020 7:00:00 AM

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week so we wanted to take a moment to recognize teachers who work tirelessly to educate the next generation. These unprecedented times go to show how essential teachers are in our society. At Boclips, we are proud to be working in the education space and we’re very lucky to have several educators on staff. Keep reading to find out more about them.

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Video Learning Strategies to Try in Your Lessons

By Bree Fabig on Apr 28, 2020 7:20:37 AM

Let’s talk about passive and active learning in the context of video-driven lessons. As teachers, every minute in the lesson counts so it’s important that we have both a clear goal and a clear strategy associated with the videos we choose to share with our students. Once we find the right video, we ask ourselves, “Okay, what do I do with this? How can this clip be an active learning experience instead of a passive one for my students?”

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3 Ways to Use Video in Your Virtual Learning Platform

By Ed Kendall on Apr 20, 2020 6:25:21 AM

Watch this short video hosted by Ed Kendall of Boclips  to learn how you can use video in your virtual learning platforms to keep students engaged and keep teachers coming back for more.

 

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Effective Remote Learning Begins with Digital Literacy

By Bree Fabig on Apr 17, 2020 4:15:25 AM

Set the stage for digital citizenship with a community contract

Teachers are scrambling to respond to the sudden push towards remote learning, and technology is helping bridge the gap left by the classroom. But with all the live conferencing, increased screentime, and new learning apps arises another challenge for schools to solve: how to make sure students safely and effectively engage with these tools.

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How to Use Boclips for Teachers to Save You Time When You Use Video in The Classroom

By Suzanna Taylor on Apr 15, 2020 2:32:16 PM

Teachers are busy people. There’s the constant balancing act of lesson-planning, grading papers, meeting with parents and co-workers, and organizing extra-curricular activities. And that’s on top of actually teaching lessons! So when a new resource comes along, it’s easy to see why it might not be a priority. There are so many tools that are wonderfully innovative and rich in pedagogical value, but if they take a long time to implement or aren’t easy to incorporate into existing workflows, they’re likely to fall by the wayside. Fortunately, this problem of “too little time” is one that many EdTech tools are looking to address.

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Where Video Fits into My Kids’ Distance Learning Experience

By Zach Tussing on Apr 10, 2020 6:41:21 AM

As an unprecedented incident, few stakeholders were adequately prepared for the non-school-based education that’s been required in the wake of COVID-19. The crisis has left students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and companies that support them scrambling to adapt to the abrupt virtualization of education. It’s drastically changed the way we educate our children today, and it’s likely to reshape our approaches to education for the long-term.

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Boclips for Teachers: A YouTube Alternative for Schools

By Suzanna Taylor on Apr 9, 2020 9:15:00 AM

YouTube may be free, popular, and familiar—that's why many teachers use it. But YouTube also lacks security, reliability, and curation, which is why some districts block YouTube entirely. Still, with the proven benefits of using video in learning and students' demand for it, many teachers aren’t willing to give up the search for engaging, short video clips that can make their lessons more engaging. Luckily, Boclips for Teachers offers schools an alternative to YouTube that’s safe, distraction-free, and affordable.

Watch the video below to see the difference between YouTube and Boclips for Teachers:

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4 Tips for Using Video to Differentiate the Learning Product

By Bree Fabig on Apr 7, 2020 7:12:00 AM

In previous posts, we’ve covered how to use video to differentiate learning content and process. These are aspects of differentiation that teachers are often familiar with, but did you know that it’s also possible to differentiate the product of learning?

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Proven Ways to Improve Student Learning with Video

By Boclips on Apr 3, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Repeated studies have shown that quality educational videos of appropriate lengths are one of the most effective and universally accessible uses of technology in any classroom.

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Poetry Video Collections and Lesson Plan Starters to Help You Teach National Poetry Month

By Bree Fabig on Apr 1, 2020 7:28:02 AM

If you listen close enough, you just might hear a sonnet on the spring breeze. That’s right, it’s National Poetry Month! An epic celebration of verse, rhyme, and wordplay is here to take over our social media feeds and our classrooms. At Boclips for Teachers, we’re here to help you make the most of this month with lesson guides and video collections ready for your classroom.

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8 Tips for Online Distance Learning

By Bree Fabig on Mar 31, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Thousands of teachers are making the shift to online digital learning virtually overnight. This is a tricky situation as not all school districts have the same academic expectations about what the remainder of the year should look like, and not all students have equal access to technology at home. 

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Best practices for sharing videos with students

By Suzanna Taylor on Mar 25, 2020 11:49:57 AM

If you're like most teachers, you're already using some kind of video platform to share videos with students. Whether you're using a free video streaming site like YouTube, an all-in-one paid education site that includes videos, or a more streamlined solution like Boclips for Teachers that puts videos front and center in a curated way, you know that sharing videos with your students is a great way to meet them where they are.

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6 Ideas for Integrating Video in Virtual Learning

By Bree Fabig on Mar 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM

No two virtual learning environments are the same, but whatever tools or systems teachers rely on to structure their course there is always a need for incorporating media in new ways. As more classrooms take on a digital space or go fully virtual, a variety of approaches in presenting media—especially video—can help keep the classroom feeling fresh, interactive, and dynamic.

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Enhancing Instruction with Videos in the Classroom

By Boclips on Mar 17, 2020 10:15:00 AM

Students today access a variety of media as part of their daily lives, and thanks to the ubiquitous use of such sites as Google and various social media outlets, information is constantly at their fingertips. As teachers, we face a challenge - how do we engage the students who sit in our classrooms and are used to instant access to information, without sacrificing quality instruction?

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Video: An Integral Part of 21st Century Blended Learning

By Boclips on Mar 12, 2020 9:02:00 AM

The latter decade of the 20th century saw a major shift in K-12 and higher education from one-size-fits-all instruction to more individualized teaching and learning. A large part of this shift was the development of a blended learning approach that integrates modern technology usage into the classroom, giving students access to a more level playing field in terms of how they are able to access information.

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Short Educational Videos Are Better for Learning

By Boclips on Mar 11, 2020 10:00:00 AM

It’s no wonder video streaming platforms have become the most used digital tool in classrooms today. [1] Educational videos are one of the most straightforward and accessible ways to incorporate media technology in support of classroom instruction. They function across multiple platforms and are easily accessible for almost any level of student. They lend themselves to a wide variety of academic applications limited only by the creativity of the instructor. They can be cross-curricular, bi-modal, horizontally aligned, or state standards specific. Also, some of them have music and cute cartoon characters.

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A Guide to Differentiating the Learning Process with Video

By Bree Fabig on Mar 9, 2020 6:45:13 AM

Differentiation is at the forefront of every teacher’s mind. Each student is different and needs to be given the opportunity to learn in ways that work for them. Plus, many schools and districts require proof of differentiated instruction. This can seem like a huge task for teachers but it doesn’t have to be. 

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Women's History with Boclips

By Suzanna Taylor on Mar 5, 2020 12:41:34 PM

March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate, we’re helping you to bring women’s history to life across the curriculum. From women in art to female mathematicians and beyond, we’ve collected the best videos to inspire your learners, many with original interviews and footage. This is an empowering way to present women’s history because it challenges traditional third-person, masculine perspectives. While this is especially important for social studies teachers, no subject can be taught without considering its history and how it will develop in the future. Find out how women are key protagonists in the history of art, science, literature, and business, and how the fight for equality is still ongoing.

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Top Stats You Should Know About Using Video in the Classroom

By Boclips on Mar 3, 2020 8:05:00 AM

Teachers have been integrating video into their classroom instruction since the first educational VCR tapes came to be available for popular in the 1980’s (Geist, 1985). Now, videos offer easier-to-use, on-demand access to educational films and documentaries to amplify learning and retention. Videos offer an immersive, flexible, engaging, and stimulating experience, with the ability to integrate information in ways that are fun, entertaining, and easy to understand. So, how well do videos work in the classroom, and how are teachers using them to drive learning? Just look at what the stats have to say.

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New Videos on Boclips This Month!

By Suzanna Taylor on Feb 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Boclips’ library of content is always growing and we’re adding videos that cover subjects across the curriculum. In addition to 50 new YouTube channels including Video Spark Notes, GradeSaver, and Epic Reads, we’re excited to announce new partners with videos on topics for English, Sciences, Sociology, and Early Childhood. Check out this month's content roundup:

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Using Video to Teach Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Suzanna Taylor on Feb 25, 2020 10:16:22 AM

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. This means that in the average classroom 5 students will have a mental health disorder, and many more will have friends or family who are affected. For this reason. educational institutions around the world have begun adding a focus on mental health to their student health and wellbeing curriculum, which has included physical education and healthy eating for some time.

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3 Tips for Differentiating Your Lesson Content with Video

By Bree Fabig on Feb 20, 2020 8:17:00 AM

What is differentiation? Think of it as a class road trip: If each student were handed a map of the United States and told to plan a trip from Point A to Point B - say, Washington D.C. to San Diego - what routes would they come up with?

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Why Publishers Don’t Use More Video in their Courseware

By Boclips on Feb 18, 2020 6:54:00 AM

Publishers and courseware creators face a great deal of complexity when seeking to incorporate more video content into their course materials. While they’ve developed efficient workflows to develop and source text as well as still images for their online offerings, video is another beast - one that many publishers and curriculum developers have yet to tame.

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The Dangers of Using YouTube in the Classroom

By Boclips on Feb 13, 2020 7:00:00 AM

The importance of using video in the classroom can’t be overstated. Students are so accustomed to engaging with media-rich content outside of the classroom that it’s become a near necessity to include it inside the classroom for purposes of engagement. Using video can also help reinforce educational concepts that are challenging to convey verbally or with still imagery, and one study shows a litany of other benefits, including cultural awareness, digital literacy and workforce preparedness.

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Why Courseware Creators are Paying Attention to Video

By Boclips on Feb 10, 2020 9:44:19 AM

Videos aren't a new content type for academic publishers. They’ve produced and provided video content for years for educators and curriculum designers. First, they met the demand by pumping out CD-ROMs and DVDs and packaging them in the back of textbooks, full of "interactive" activities and videos. Back in those days, teachers would take their students down to the computer lab and walk them through an interactive or video during class time.

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Bring Black History to Your Classroom with Video

By Bree Fabig on Feb 7, 2020 10:51:06 AM

February is Black History Month and Boclips for Teachers has resources to incorporate Black history videos into any lesson. Bring living history into the classroom with engaging videos on everyone from Miles Davis to Missy Elliot, Toni Morrison to Angie Thomas, and Harriet Tubman to Maya Angelou.

Check out these classroom-ready videos in our growing Black History collections. Don't have an account? Sign up now!

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SAMR and Video Meet in the 21st Century Classroom

By Bree Fabig on Jan 6, 2020 6:13:37 AM

This National Tech Day, a plethora of new apps, tools, and services are knocking on the classroom door. The 21st-century educator has a tech toolkit that is constantly expanding, but as teachers begin to rethink the learning experience they’re increasingly concerned about the process of integrating and maximizing the value of technology in the educational space.

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What does the Boclips name mean?

By Suzanna Taylor on Jan 2, 2020 6:51:39 AM

Curious about where the Boclips name comes from? In celebration of Bodhi Day in the Chinese lunar calendar, we're taking the opportunity to tell you all about it.

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Video-Focussed Lesson Guides with Boclips for Teachers

By Bree Fabig on Dec 3, 2019 5:20:36 AM

 

Now more than ever, lesson planning prep takes time. With ever-changing standards and curriculums as well as the paradigm shift to new media and video in the classroom, teachers need trusted resources that can save them time. To help teachers bridge the gap between content mastery and digital literacy, we’ve introduced over 80 video focussed Lesson Guides.

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How do we select our content for Boclips?

By Jen Cleary on Sep 11, 2019 3:33:43 PM

As an ex-teacher, it’s really important to me that videos work well for all the students in my class, if and when I’m going to use them. Learning time is precious, and it’s often hard to work out what does and doesn’t help a student to engage with a topic and make progress. Videos can be a great source of inspiration and a good way to visually convey difficult and dense information. That’s why at Boclips we apply some rigorous editorial standards to our video selection.

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The Challenges of Creating Curriculum With Educational Video

By Boclips on Aug 24, 2019 8:02:00 AM

With 63% of teachers using technology with their students on a daily basis and video being the most common type of digital tool they use, it’s no wonder more courseware developers are seeking out educational video to include in their digital learning curriculum.

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Using Boclips for Teachers with Google Classroom: A Tutorial

By Bethany Beaudrie on Aug 9, 2019 2:47:25 PM

If you’re using Google Classroom in your school or district, then you’ll love the Google Classroom share button available on Boclips for Teachers. Quickly and simply build out a dynamic course in your Google Classroom using content from Boclips for Teachers using the following steps:

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Top 3 Takeaways from ISTE

By Bethany Beaudrie on Jul 3, 2019 9:59:53 AM

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Philadelphia has come and gone. In the aftermath, I’m left with conference takeaways and the anticipation of next year’s ISTE Conference in Anaheim, CA.

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Easily Discover Age-Appropriate Videos with Boclips

By Boclips on Jun 13, 2019 9:10:00 AM

Different age levels require teachers to explain concepts with varying degrees of detail, language complexity and pace. Teachers have to approach the explanation of a chemical reaction or a historical event very differently to primary and upper-level students. Finding video clips that align with specific student age groups can be difficult, so we’ve highlighted a few content partners new to the platform dedicated to creating videos that spark learning and understanding tailored to select age levels.

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Find Relevant Educational Videos Faster with Boclips

By Boclips on Jun 4, 2019 9:33:00 AM

Finding relevant and quality educational videos to use in your curriculum or classroom can be a challenge. It takes time and effort to cut through the clutter and clickbait to find videos that are truly useful for your courses. Specially curated content from trusted Boclips partners, brings viewers informative facts, accurate news and brilliantly engaging clips that encourage knowledge and learning. Search for educational videos on a distraction-free platform, and find vetted video clips from some of the highlighted content partners below.

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Explore Some of Our Latest Content Partners

By Boclips on May 21, 2019 8:59:00 AM

Boclips is built on high quality educational video from some of the most globally respected educational brands. Our partnerships allow us to offer you access videos for your courseware or classroom, and we want to make sure you know when we bring on new partners and get new content.

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Challenges Teachers Face Finding and Using Classroom Videos

By Boclips on May 16, 2019 2:43:06 PM

There’s nothing quite like seeing a concept finally “click” for a student. Teachers work hard every day to spark that learning and understanding, and often use educational videos as a powerful tool to help explain and illustrate topics. Unfortunately, finding and using an educational video in the classroom isn’t always a simple task.

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Using Boclips With Your Students is as Easy as 3-2-1

By Bethany Beaudrie on May 8, 2019 5:06:00 AM

Pairing the video content you find on Boclips for Teachers with best practices is a good way to engage students in learning. One favorite strategy that we'd like to share with you is the 3-2-1 Strategy. This strategy can be used with almost any video on the Boclips for Teachers platform.

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Five Verified Benefits of Educational Video

By Boclips on Apr 4, 2019 9:20:00 AM

Part of being a teacher is developing lessons to reach students where they are. With students spending  six to nine hours on average on media per day, it’s no surprise that educators would shift teaching methods to help adapt to the way students want to consume content. K-12, primary and secondary institutions are much more likely to report high levels of video usage by teachers; 56% report that the majority of teachers are incorporating video. Additionally, according to a recent study 89% of US higher ed faculty use online video platforms and services within the classroom. With these statistics in mind, consider some of the top benefits of using educational video in your classroom.

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3 Ways to Use Video in Your Media Literacy Lesson Plans

By Boclips on Mar 27, 2019 2:13:14 PM

Fewer than half of teenagers interviewed in a study by Common Sense Media felt that they were able to identify a fake news story from a real news story online. As digital platforms and social media sites continue to be a primary source for news and information across age groups, the need to be able to distinguish what news is true and what news is fake becomes all the more crucial.

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4 Ways Teachers Use Video to Engage and Improve Learning

By Boclips on Mar 21, 2019 9:02:37 AM

Keeping students engaged in a lesson can be challenging. With shortening student attention spans and limited time for teachers to develop captivating lessons, more teachers are turning to educational videos to enhance and supplement learning than ever.

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Women's History Month

By Suzanna Taylor on Feb 27, 2019 10:34:57 AM

March is Women’s History Month and we are excited to be able recognise and celebrate women’s contributions to all aspects of society throughout history up to the present day. Before its introduction by Sonoma School District in 1978, women’s history was rarely taught in schools but now a wide range of resources make teaching about such an important topic easier than ever before.

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Beta Feedback Matters

By Boclips on Feb 22, 2019 5:27:00 AM

We're happy to share that the feedback generated from teachers in the beta version of boclips for Teachers has been fantastic. Much of this feedback has helped to drive our product roadmap. As a result, we're excited to share new releases you'll see when logged in, items that we're currently working on, and what is coming in the future. 

<<Are you looking for resources to support online learning? Visit our Remote Learning Toolkit to find videos, teaching strategies, and training webinars>>

Now Available in boclips for Teachers: 

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Black History Month

By Suzanna Taylor on Feb 5, 2019 11:10:00 PM

We're excited to introduce you to a new content partner! Red Rock Films specializes in developing expertly researched educational videos that span the subjects of science, nature and history. These high quality educational short films are perfect as standalone learning pieces or used to spark discussion in the classroom. 

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Top 5 Takeaways from BETT 2019

By Boclips on Jan 30, 2019 10:15:27 AM


Another year, another BETT show. This year was my 8th BETT show in a row, and after 4 action-packed days in the Excel Centre, here are my top 5 takeaways from the show.

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Introduce a Topic

By Victoria Mendoza on Dec 20, 2018 9:59:00 AM

Often, when I’m preparing for the start of a new unit or important section, I turn to videos as a means of engaging my students. Videos are a wonderful visual for English Language Learners, they captivate reluctant learners, and they incite the curiosity of all. Many of my students come to school with different backgrounds and experiences and videos have the opportunity to reach all students.

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Learn by Seeing

By Mike Jaber on Dec 11, 2018 3:57:44 PM

There are many diverse learning styles that educators need to reach. It is agreed upon by numerous research studies that 65% of the population consists of visual learners. In a Huffpost article from 2014, it states that video may be the best way to improve learning styles, especially when it comes to remembering key facts and figures. Forrester Research estimates one minute of online video equates to approximately 1.8 million written words. In addition, 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text. This indicates visual education aids like video can improve learning styles and increase the rate at which we retain information. 

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Spark a Debate

By Jason Shelton on Dec 6, 2018 11:05:08 AM

Using Boclips in the classroom has been very beneficial in sparking debates and getting students involved in classroom discussions. One activity that I have enjoyed involves the Revolutionary War. We began class by watching the video titled,The Events Leading to the Revolutionary War by Intelecom Learning, a Boclips content partner.

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Edchat Interactive

By Bethany Beaudrie on Nov 23, 2018 1:26:56 PM

We love to learn and grow, and we know that the teachers and course developers we work with love to learn and grow as well. One of our favorite places to learn and grow is in our individual Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) consisting of edchats, webinars, podcasts, and more. Through our participation at various events such as ISTE and local edcamps, we've come to personally meet many of the educators that use boclips in the classroom and as instructional technology coaches. Recently, we had the opportunity to coordinate with Edchat Interactive and Mitch Weisburgh and allow some of our ambassadors that we've had the honor of working with share their use of Boclips. We'd love to share the recorded sessions with you from Suzy Lolley and Dave Blanchard.

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3 New Content Partners Now on Boclips

By Bethany Beaudrie on Oct 19, 2018 11:58:41 AM

We're excited to bring you three new YouTube partners: Blockchain CentralLooking Glass Universe and After Skool. These channels cover advanced topics in science, math and technology for high school and university students. Watch them now and find out about the inner workings of today's world.

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5 Ways to Appsmash Flipgrid and Boclips

By Nisa Peek on Oct 12, 2018 11:05:53 AM

I am flipping over Flipgrid with Boclips! I want to share some of the #flipgridfever and this is a fever you will want to catch. Below are my top 5 ways to appsmash Flipgrid and Boclips.

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New on Boclips: Standards-Aligned Videos from Learnzillion

By Boclips on Sep 20, 2018 3:44:30 AM

Boclips is always growing and we are very excited to announce our newest content partner, Learnzillion, the curriculum resource trusted by 1 in 3 teachers in the US. Learnzillion brings over three thousand standards aligned videos to Boclips, covering the Common Core curriculum for Math and ELA. These mini video lessons created by experts provide crystal clear explanations for simple and more complex concepts, allowing students to progress in their learning both in and outside of the classroom. Visit Boclips now to explore teacher friendly top-tier curricula.

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Go Beyond the Classroom With New Documentary Shorts

By Boclips on Sep 17, 2018 4:51:48 PM

Documentary material is perfect for presenting new perspectives and introducing students to people and places that they may never have the opportunity to see otherwise. We are excited to announce two new content partners with beautifully produced factual programs, which we have broken down into bite-sized videos for easy use in the classroom. Limomero Films is a straight-talking, international producer providing documentaries on some of the most fascinating figures in business and science. TVF International is the world's leading independent factual provider of premier documentary programmes on the wonders of planet earth and the cosmos. 

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Minecraft and boclips

By Andrea Tolley on Sep 12, 2018 11:49:12 AM

A neat way to use Boclips is to let my students explore places that they will probably never get to go in real life. I mean, in all reality, what percentage of my students will ever have the opportunity to see the Eiffel Tower in real life, kiss the Blarney stone, or even visit Niagara Falls for that matter. However, with Boclips, I can take them to these places to explore. They can go most any place that their hearts desire. I can let them choose any location that their heart desires too! That is the beauty of teaching the Microsoft Imagine Academy. Without specific standards per se, I can give the students more voice and choice in what they want to learn about which makes learning more enjoyable for them.

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3 Ways to Use Impossible Field Trips for Elementary

By Victoria Mendoza on Sep 7, 2018 5:03:34 AM

Primary classrooms are filled with little learners who are eager to explore and are amazed by the wonders of the world. What better way to harness that excitement than by expanding the learning outside the walls of your classroom! Impossible (or virtual) field trips allow you to forget about any physical limitations you have as you bring outside experiences into the classroom. Interested in taking your students on an impossible field trip, but not sure how you can incorporate it into your lessons? Here are three easy ways to get started using impossible field trips today!

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Three New YouTube Channels Now Available On Boclips

By Boclips on Aug 30, 2018 6:26:29 AM

Linguist? Historian? Cultural Enthusiast? You'll be as excited as we are to discover videos from our three new YouTube partners. Get to grips with English, journey across continents or travel through time with videos for high school and adult learners. 

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Launch Primary Students into STEM with New Content

By Boclips on Aug 15, 2018 2:12:28 PM

Boclips is always growing and we are excited to introduce three new partners bringing specialized STEM content for primary students. Ignite a love for math, science, and technology with videos that engage learners with music and colorful animations. 

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June YouTube Partner Updates

By Boclips on Jul 3, 2018 1:01:29 PM

We are excited to announce four new YouTube partners for Science, Math and Humanities for K-12 students. Engage learners with bite-sized STEM and Humanities lessons that make tough-to-grasp topics simple through song, storytelling and snappy explanations.

Jill Bearup brings us three fantastic new channels: Stuff You Like, BrightSci and Plus Points. She presents engaging and educational videos on stuff you’ll like, including positive media analysis, critical thinking, science, and theology.

Maddie Moate produces videos on natural history and technology with a focus on enthusing young people in STEM subjects, and is a BAFTA award-winning producer.

Mr. Beat is a social studies teacher who specializes in making history and geography more engaging through entertaining and easy to understand videos.

Students can also fortify their math knowledge with Math Fortress. Videos cover high school algebra, calculus and geometry with clear, bite-sized explanations.

Learn about more of our content partners and sign up for Boclips for Teachers now!

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Boclips Brings the Best of YouTube EDU to its Video Platform

By Boclips on Apr 23, 2018 1:34:36 PM

Perhaps as an educator, you’ve noticed the same thing we have at Boclips, that the traditional model of teaching is being changed as it applies to the ‘Netflix generation.’ Furthermore, the acceleration of digital materials replacing print in the education market has resulted in education providers and instructors rushing to keep up with the demand for video in the classroom.

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Boclips adds TED content with ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’

By Boclips on Mar 9, 2018 11:22:29 AM

The world’s largest video library for education now includes TED Talks and TED-Ed video content.

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Boclips boosts its instructional content with new libraries

By Boclips on Sep 21, 2017 10:21:49 AM

The Boclips video library continues to grow adding thousands more videos, produced specifically for education.

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Boclips fights Fake News, adding three new trusted sources

By Boclips on Sep 14, 2017 11:55:57 AM

Boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources: Boclips secures PBS NewsHour, Storyful and Singapore Press Holdings as the latest news providers to join the ranks of trusted sources on the platform.

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Boclips partners with Nahdet Misr and Iesha Learning

By Boclips on May 22, 2017 9:45:20 AM

Boclips, the world’s largest video library for education, is happy to announce partnerships with two new content providers.

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Boclips partners with the IAI and Siren Films

By Boclips on Apr 3, 2017 9:08:09 AM

London-based Knowledgemotion, the company behind boclips the world’s largest video library for education, has added new content libraries to its collection, significantly increasing the number of specialist instructional videos available to the Secondary and Higher Education market.

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Do We Miss Trust?

By Boclips on Mar 23, 2017 10:44:28 AM

Media awareness is at its highest. At any point in the day you can find a deluge of news reports and clips across any platform. While we can condemn the restricted closed-network of the North Korean media, constrained to one official outlet, we must be willing to look critically at our own western media. Thanks to our portable devices, everywhere we go we have access to, or are unwillingly exposed to, media stories, images and videos. We are flooded by news content on every online platform. We may celebrate this open-access gateway to worldly up-to-date headlines, but what does this exposure really do for us?

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Boclips further expands its science collection

By Boclips on Mar 14, 2017 12:27:24 PM

Boclips - the world’s largest video library for education - has partnered with a further three new content libraries to add to the continually expanding Boclips library. The partners’ grow the corporate collection with new accountancy videos, and increase Boclips’ science library, making Boclips a significant depository of science videos across Secondary and Higher Education.

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Knowledgemotion expands into China

By Boclips on Jan 24, 2017 9:40:52 AM

XinHua, China’s official news agency, partners with Knowledgemotion to exclusively distribute its video content via Boclips into the global education industry. Learning7 selects Boclips to deliver 3D and VR learning solutions.

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Boclips partners with Britlish

By Boclips on Oct 26, 2016 7:03:15 AM

Boclips - the world's largest video library for education - has partnered with Britlish  adding spoken English animations and videos to the ever expanding Boclips library. 

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Blended learning - the reboot

By Boclips on Jun 15, 2016 4:00:17 PM

The proliferation of social media and technology has changed the way educators teach, students learn, and teachers and students communicate. In a blended world that blurs the lines between physical and digital, students can, in part, control the time, pace, and place of their learning. They can ingest passive rote material at home, and free up classroom time for in-depth discussion. They can interact with peers and teachers instantly - and work more collaboratively. And teachers can use the abundance of data that is collected when learning takes place online to measure student performance, and respond rapidly to their changing needs.

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Boclips partners with seven more content providers

By Boclips on Feb 24, 2016 6:48:28 AM

New content partnerships expand the curriculum-aligned video library to more than 1.85 million high quality videos and marks a move into corporate learning.

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Why Boclips could be the 'Netflix for education'

By Boclips on Jan 19, 2016 5:03:32 AM

Looking for tv programs and movies online, the average viewer is faced with a choice. Whilst subscription sites offer hours of high-quality content for streaming or download, the often tempting alternative is to hunt through acres of sub-standard or illegal material to avoid the cost.