Video Troubles

4 Oct

This happens every so often to the best of us.  I’m having video embedding problems.  So instead of clicking the link or watching the embedded file, the following steps will lead you to the video of choice, perhaps you’ll even find another appealing video.

  1. Open iTunes on your desktop
  2. In the navigation bar on the left side of the screen, click on iTunes Store
  3. Once in the iTunes Store, put your cursor in the search bar at the top right corner of the pane.  Search for the term “Apple Learning.”  Look for this icon:

4. Click on the picture you see in iTunes, and you’ll see about 5 different webcasts.

5. Choose the Language Arts Webcast.  Click on it.  If you are short on time, proceed to about the 14 minute mark.

6. iTunes U is a great resource for “How To” lessons.  It merely takes a little time to search and explore for webcasts of interest.  Many are very short, too.

7. If you search for “Learning Snapshots,” you may find a plethora of other examples that may help you plan for classroom instruction.

2 Responses to “Video Troubles”

  1. Mary Lou Donahoe October 4, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    I just watched Kathy Shirley’s Language Arts Webcast and it was very interesting. Obviously, I liked the Storyrobe application. I have already downloaded it into my ipad. I’ll need pictures so I will ask either Matt or Mrs. Landsman how to install some. Although some of this webcast concentrated on the second language learners, I think it is true to all students, they are more effective when they feel in control of their learning. The use of technology not only engages the student but also lowers the “affective filter” that is decreases anxiety when a student may be unsure about performing a particular task, thus enhancing learning. My next adventure will be exploring the voice memos application. The statistics regarding improvement in reading and reading comprehension were incredible when using voice memos. I think it is important to explore and use those applications for the benefit of our students. Thanks Drew for continuing to find these incredible resources.

    • J. Andrew Bairstow October 4, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

      Thanks Mary Lou! I’m glad you took the time to find the webcast. ITunes U is a great resource. I’ve only just begun finding applicable webcasts. The Distinguished Educators series seems promising. Thanks again for taking the time to watch and listen qnd the respond. We are all better off being able to have these conversations.


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