Video Sharing – Belfast

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. Kathleen Toole
    November 16th, 2011 at 12:24 | #1

    During the opening lecture, I was inspired to use documentary filmmaking or tutorials as part of an informational writing unit. The possibilities for students to express themselves effectively, according to their interests and abilities, and to share with an authentic audience, are enormous! The catch: Our district has elected to block the use of YouTube . . . So: What alternatives are there for posting to a wider audience, since the students all have a camera on their 1-to-1 machines to use?

    • Kathleen Toole
      November 16th, 2011 at 12:26 | #2

      . . . edited to add: Looks like Vimeo might be a viable option. Anyone have experiences with this format?

  2. Rick
    November 16th, 2011 at 12:26 | #3

    Video as a form of demonstrating fluency in ELA is enormous. Let’s do it.

  3. Kathleen Toole
    November 16th, 2011 at 12:37 | #4

    We’re having an interesting conversation about Fair Use policy. With video and other media, we struggle to make resources available without breaking copyright. Teaching students about attribution and Creative Commons is very important. nnI “attended” one of Ruben Puentedura’s MLTI webinars where he introduced a project in which students created a movie with Creative Commons images and music. It was a great opportunity to discuss the issues of fair use and copyright with students, so that they understand that there are resources they can use for presentations without breaking copyright laws, while being aware of what their own control over their art can be.

  4. Rick
    November 16th, 2011 at 14:15 | #5

    Math song URL:n

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