Saturday, July 25, 2009
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Here are two other excellent videos about what teachers can do.
Taylor Mali - What Teachers Make
Dalton Sherman - Do You Believe In Me?
Rockwell Schrock's Boolean Machine pictured on the left is a simple way of demonstrating how operator words (and, or, not) function in a search engine.
Application for Education
Schrock's boolean machine is a simple way to show students how the terms "and", "or", "not" affect the outcome of a search. It is a simple program to use. To use the boolean machine simply hold your mouse pointer over each word and you will see an explanation of how each operator word affects the search outcome.
Common Craft has an excellent video explanation of Internet search strategies. You can watch that video in its Dot-Sub version below.
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Miro is a video player that host thousands of video channels aggregated from major media outlets like the AP, CBS, PBS. Miro also aggregates content from user generated video websites like YouTube and Vimeo. The best feature of Miro is that every video you play can be downloaded directly to your computer for use at a later date. The advantage of a downloaded video is that you avoid skipping or stuttering videos resulting from slow Internet connections.
To learn more about Miro, watch this short video overview.
Applications for Educators
Miro is a great way to download videos to use offline. If you work in a school that blocks most video sites, Miro is a good application to have installed on your laptop. You can download videos within your Miro player in a place where you can get on the Internet and then play them back at any time regardless of Internet availability. The mainstream media channels on Miro provide thousands of videos relevant to all content areas.