January 16, 2016

How to Download Videos from Any Site Using Google Chrome 2015 - Easy Way

I've tried many extensions and apps for downloading Youtube videos. Today I came across the Video Download Helper extension. This Chrome extension will help you download videos from any free site even Facebook.

Give it a try then come back and leave a comment.

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January 12, 2016

Are Your Students Pretenders - Part 2

As a follow-up to "Are Your Students Pretenders in a Digital World?", I would like to think about how our students use technology and electronic devices. I am not only looking at how they use them in and educational setting but also how they use them in their personal life. 

My school started issuing iPads last year. This being our second year of the program, all 9th & 10th grade students have an iPad at their disposal 24/7. We use AirWatch to manage the devices. Over the summer the iPads were wiped and a re-imaged using AirWatch. In the beginning of the school year the iPads were distributed with a catalog of apps to be used for educational purposes. The apps in the catalog were suggested and agreed upon by the 9th & 10th grade teachers. 

I am going to make it a point to seek out 9th & 10th graders and pick their brains about their use of the iPad for personal learning or how is it used outside of school. I'm curious to learn how they use the iPad as a tool and not a toy both in and out of school. I see a lot of game playing when I sub one of the classes that have iPads. I need to take a more active role in discovery how the iPads are being used by our students. 

I will keep you updated on this topic.

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January 11, 2016

YouTube Video Clipper

YouTube Video Clipper

We've all been there. We find a great video but it is fifteen minutes long and we only want two and half minutes from the middle of the video. We see a problem and Tammy Worcester Tang has the solution. 

Once you clip the video Tammy provides you with a new link and embed code that will show only what you clipped out of the original video. This link can be inserted into Google Classroom for your students to view. It also views full screen without ads or comments. This is a big plus for a classroom setting.

If you like this, may I suggest you check out Tammy's Google Stuff Resources. This site can keep me busy for quite some time.

Enjoy and don't forget, if you find this useful please pass it on to a fellow educator.

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