Video Sharing – Bowdoin

November 15th, 2011

The advent of video sharing sites have made communicating through moving images almost effortless. These sites allow users to upload video and share it with the public at large or invited guests. Most video sharing sites also enable other types of social communication such as text/audio/video commenting, like/disklike-based voting systems, profiles, traversal through profile connections, as well as many more.


  1. Daviss
    November 15th, 2011 at 11:52 | #1

    Have kids create a story board on paper before they record a script.nVideo Queue (must be purchased)nTo share videos you can put them on Youtube with password protection or be sure there are no identifying clues such as school or student names. Be sure the students tag the video well and use a specific name.nflipping the classroom: record direct instruction elements for kids to watch at home or outside of class. Then students do the project or work in class. The instruction segment should be short (3 minutes). Use a flash drive to get the segments distributed. Could be done as a podcast in itunes.ncreate a classroom blog to share viedos. Students don’t have to sit through all the other student created videos. They can do it as they would with reading groups.nCreating a video to put on the web gets those students who are generally disaffected and not engaged excited about learning. (Could use Voice Thread?)nUsing the Green Screennworks well on video queuenneeds to be a solid color in the backgroundnuniform lighting on the wall is essentialn

  2. JD
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:18 | #2

    We are discussing whether, as an educator, are we responsible for online postings- content and participants in years out- Long after content has changed and participants are out of our classrooms?? We would love anyone’s thoughts to this from a legal standpoint.

  3. Brownp
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:24 | #3

    Ideas we shared:nIn ELA- have students go on line to find an “e-how” then create their own how to video and share. This is the same idea as the MLTI minute- videos are short and to the point. Viewers can pause, replay, etc.nnWhen kids create videos a tag system is needed to store student work systematically without revealing student’s personal identity.nnWhat kind of release do we need? A question came up about parental permission to post on the web. If a parent gave permission one year and work is posted and then the parent denies permission in the future, is it our responsibility to take down that old work? nnTalk about “flipping” the teaching model. Students view a video of a lesson ahead of class and then work with the teacher during in class time for discussion, coaching, etc.nnMake your own movies with iphone. nKeep it simple. Don’t try to do too much. 1 or 2 minutes to start. nGet the culture going with something small and build from there.nnTo fb or not to fb?n

  4. Wentzj
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:27 | #4

    I had never heard the concept of “flipping” your classes – the idea that teacher records the “lecture” for students to watch as homework. Classroom time is where students interact together and with teacher for the real work.

  5. November 15th, 2011 at 12:46 | #5
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