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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How Much Energy is Consuming by Watching a Video?

There are a lot of things that we do every day that consume more energy than we realize. One of those things is watching videos on the Internet. I did not know that until last week when I watched a Minute Earth video titled, This Video Has Consumed "X Amount" of Energy. The "x amount" is a reflection of the constantly changing title of the video. The more times it is watched, the more energy it consumes. Watch the video for the full explanation of how energy is used in delivering a web video to your screen.

Applications for Education
The video does a nice job of using AA batteries to illustrate how much energy is consumed by watching a video. AA batteries are objects with which most students are familiar in terms of how long they last in common electronic devices.

To continue the lesson have students use National Geographic's Personal Energy Meter to see how much energy they consume. They might be surprised at how much energy they actually use.

Consider using VideoNotes to use this video as part of a flipped lesson. Learn how in this video.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

How to Use With Google Drive is a great tool to connect to your Google Drive account. With you can take notes on one side of your screen while watching a video on the other side. Your notes are automatically synchronized with the timestamps in the video. You can share your notes just like you share any other file within Google Drive. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how works.

The screencast video above was recorded on a Chromebook. Creating videos on Chromebooks is one of the topics we'll cover in-depth during the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp, I hope that you can join us.

Friday, January 9, 2015

How to Take Notes, Ask Questions, and Share Them While Watching Video Lessons is one of my favorite tools for flipped classroom settings. A quick look in my archives has at least six previous posts about it. VideoNotes allows you to load a video on the left side of your screen then on the right side of the screen VideoNotes gives you a notepad on which to type. has a Google Drive integration which allows you to save and share notes. In the video embedded below I provide an overview of how to use

This video was the 50th that I have made and added to my playlist of Practical Ed Tech Tips.