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Beta Feedback Matters

Posted by Jay Ashcroft on Feb 22, 2019 10:27:00 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. 

Now Available in boclips for Teachers: 

🙋 Support Chat Added: We’ve added customer support chat which appears as an orange chat icon in the lower right of your window. If you’re having trouble finding the right content or want a little help getting to grips with the site, click on the chat icon and a member of our support chat will be ready to help.

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Topics: boclipsEDU, educational technology, media literacy, news, technology, boclips

Black History Month

Posted by Suzanna Taylor on Feb 6, 2019 4:10:00 AM

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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Topics: boclipsEDU, edtech, education, history, social studies, black history month

Top 5 Takeaways from BETT 2019

Posted by Jay Ashcroft on Jan 30, 2019 3:15:27 PM


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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Topics: boclipsEDU, BETT, edtech

Introduce a Topic

Posted by Victoria Mendoza on Dec 20, 2018 2:59:00 PM

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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Topics: boclipsEDU, teacher community, Georgia Teacher, Introduce a topic, video in the classroom

Learn by Seeing

Posted by Mike Jaber on Dec 11, 2018 8:57:44 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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Topics: boclipsEDU, edtech, education, Googleman, learn by seeing, mike jaber, video

Spark a Debate

Posted by Jason Shelton on Dec 6, 2018 4:05:08 PM

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.

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Topics: boclipsEDU, edtech, education, history, Revolutionary War, social studies, Tennessee

5 Ways to Appsmash Flipgrid and boclips

Posted by Nisa Peek on Oct 12, 2018 4:05:53 PM

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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Topics: boclipsEDU, edtech, flipgrid, genius hour, Uncategorized, appsmashing

Minecraft and boclips

Posted by Andrea Tolley on Sep 12, 2018 4:49:12 PM

 

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Topics: boclipsEDU, edtech, fieldtrips, Microsoft Imagine Academy, Minecraft, @tolleya, Uncategorized, virtual, Andrea Tolley, #boPRO

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