I am a firm believer in the Creative Commons system. It goes along with my passion for sharing. I was looking for a video to introduce the idea of using and citing images to my students, but I couldn’t find anything that was short and simple enough for third graders, so I made my own. Enjoy.
I have been using VideoNot.es, a web application that lets you watch YouTube videos and take notes side-by-side in a Google Doc. We all remember more of what we see, hear, and do than if we do any of those activities alone, so why not use VideoNot.es to have students interact with the material by watching the video and answering questions in a document as they go? Perhaps they still have questions after they have watched the video. They can share it with you so you know which concepts need to be addressed later. These are only two of the many possible applications of this tool.
Below is a video I made showing you how to use VideoNot.es. If you would like to try out the service for yourself, copy this url [http://youtu.be/8oC7kBDEGsQ], head over to VideoNot.es, and watch it there. (You will have to authorize the site to access your Google Drive before it will work.)