Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Story of Common Craft and Library Video Use

Yesterday, Common Craft's Lee Lefever was one of the featured speakers in a webinar hosted by Tech Soup. In the webinar Lefever tells the story of how Common Craft was started, how the videos are made, and how the videos can be used according to licensing. The other two speakers, Mary Beth Faccioli and Carolyn Blatchley add value to the webinar by talking about how videos are used in their library settings. You can view the recording of the webinar here.

Applications for Education
I watched this webinar last night because I was interested in learning more about the way that the In Plain English videos are created. The process is a good model of story development that you and your students can use in developing digital stories.

The webinar also offers some good information about using videos to enhance the teaching and learning experience.