A few weeks ago we looked at VAST, a multidisciplinary video source that can help you with your projects and presentations. But we have a lot of more specialized video databases, and if you are interested in education, one of them has just grown a lot bigger. Education in Video has just added content from Annenberg Learner and Harry Wong Publications, and includes 431 new videos (for a total of 282 hours). The collection is now an amazing 4,306 videos comprising 1,301 hours (all in streaming video format). These work much like the VAST videos we looked at earlier. The Annenberg Learner content focuses on science, math, English, social studies, music, and art education, all for Kindergarten through 12th grade. … Continued
You might have heard that VHS tape players are being removed from all classrooms starting next semester. If you’ve ever used a video in your projects or presentations, you’ll need a more modern format from now on. Of course, you’re probably already used to using modern media like DVDs. But even those sources can be cumbersome. Because, really, any hard format is becoming rarer. Chances are, you stream films with Netflix or Hulu as often as you buy a DVD or BluRay disc. But are they good sources for your class assignments? There are lots of places to find streaming video. Of course, there are resources like Vimeo, YouTube, and Viddler, and those are great free resources online. But they … Continued
We all enjoy using YouTube and other streaming video sites like it. It’s a great source for amusing movies of cats or music videos or kids waving sticks around like they’re in a Star Wars film. But wouldn’t it be great if this powerful tool could be used for your classes? Well, you’re in luck. IU East subscribes to hundreds of high quality academic streaming videos that you can use as sources for your papers, in oral presentations, or just to learn. First, go into IUCAT at http://www.iucat.iu.edu. Click ‘Guest Access’. Then, on the right side of the screen, click ‘DVD/Video Search’. On the main part of the screen, put a check in the box for ‘streaming’ (it defaults to … Continued
Last year I had the opportunity to see the Late Show with David Letterman. He’s a Hoosier ya know (http://www.in.gov/visitindiana/about/famous.aspx). We were instructed to clap when the APPLAUSE sign lit up, act like he was the funniest person we’d ever met, and be quiet at all other times, including: don’t leave your seat, don’t shout out, and don’t chew gum. So you see, after doing my primary research I’m now qualified to present to you my own version of the Top Ten List (so this is what would be called a “secondary source,” right? Right!). Feel free to clap, or boo, to leave your seat, shout out, or chew gum! I can’t see you from here.