Showing posts with label Russell Stannard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russell Stannard. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Loads of Great Teacher Training Videos

When you're trying to figure out how to use a new piece of software or a new web application, searching YouTube for how-to videos often returns some useful stuff. But for teachers there is a better place to turn to and that place is Russell Stannard's Teacher Training Videos. Russell Stannard's videos are screencasts in which he walks viewers through the process of using software and web applications from beginning to end. The videos are categorized by the purpose of the application  such as blogging, podcasting resources, online quizzes, file sharing, IWB, etc. There are also categories for EFL and MFL.

Applications for Education
If you're a teacher that is new to using Web 2.0 tools in your classroom, take a look at Russell Stannard's Teacher Training Videos to learn how to use some great tools in your classroom.

The next time you're about to create a new screencast to show your colleagues how to use one of your favorite web applications, take a look at Russell Stannard's Teacher Training Videos and you just might save yourself a lot of time.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Smories - Stories for Kids, Read by Kids

Smories is a video site featuring kids reading kids' stories. The stories are written by various authors who contribute to the site. The videos feature kids reading those stories contributed to the site and some classic stories and poems. Many of the videos include captions. The directions for submitting videos are a little unclear, but it seems that anyone can submit a video and videos are vetted before being posted on Smories.

I learned about Smories from one of Russell Stannard's recent videos.

Applications for Education
The idea behind Smories is to provide children with a place to see other children reading stories and be inspired to practice reading aloud. Smories provides a forum for writers to share their stories and get some informal feedback when they're posted on the site.