Showing posts with label backpack tv. Show all posts
Showing posts with label backpack tv. Show all posts

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Backpack Practice - Talk Your Way Through Review Guides

Backpack Practice is new site from the creators of Backpack TV. The purpose of Backpack Practice is to provide a place on which students can practice basic skills and review facts in math, science, social studies, and language arts. On Backpack Practice rather than typing or dragging and dropping answers into place students speak their responses into their computers. Backpack Practice keeps track of the number of correct and incorrect responses throughout each activity that students use.

Backpack Practice only works in Google Chrome. See how it works in the video below.

Applications for Education
Backpack Practice could be a good site for students to use to review for an upcoming quiz without having to type.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Backpack TV Adds Video Playlists Matched to Books

Back in May I wrote about a start-up company called Backpack TV. Backpack TV is a video site that is creating libraries of free academic videos arranged according to subject area, topic, and video length. This week they added a bunch of new libraries. Backpack TV now offers videos aligned to commonly used Algebra, Biology, and Calculus textbooks. And according to the email I received from them, there are plans for more topics and textbooks to be added in the future.

Applications for Education
If you're looking for some video content to support the textbooks that you have in your mathematics or science department, take a look at Backpack TV.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Backpack TV - Organized Academic Videos

Last night I received an email from a student intern at a new start-up company called Backpack TV. Backpack TV is a site that is creating a library of academic videos from across the web. You can browse for videos by subject, topic, and video duration. Backpack TV has also organized videos according to content providers. Some of the content providers are Khan Academy, Patrick JMT, and 60 Second Recap. According to the email that I received from Backpack TV, the videos have been selected and tagged by a team of high school and college students.

Applications for Education
Backpack TV, like many similar sites, could be useful for teachers and students to find short video lectures and demonstrations to supplement classroom instruction. The videos could be helpful for students who need a quick tutorial when they get stumped on a homework assignment.