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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.

Topics: Video and Digital Literacy
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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.

Topics: Video in Digital Learning
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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.

Topics: Video and Teaching Tools Video in Digital Learning
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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:

Topics: Video and Student Safety
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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?

Topics: Tips for Using Video Video in Digital 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.

Topics: Video in Digital Learning
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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.

Topics: Events & Holidays Educational Videos by Subject Area
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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. 

Topics: Video and Digital Literacy Teaching Methodologies Video in Digital Learning
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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.

Topics: Tips for Using Video Video and Student Safety Video in Digital Learning
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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.

Topics: Video and Digital Literacy Video and Teaching Tools Tips for Using Video Video in Digital Learning