The Media Center houses a collection of VHS and DVD titles. If you plan to screen a video/film that is now owned and/or approved by LRHS or WCPSS, you need to submit an approval form
(Intranet link - only available on campus) to the principal. Pay careful attention to ratings and objectionable material. Any video shown needs to be legally obtained (downloading a bootleg copy from the Internet or making a copy of a friend's DVD are illegal examples).
There are many other online sources for video content, too...
Searchable collection of videos from other spots on the Internet, including clips from popular films and TV shows.
Multi-modal digital content resources that includes video. Visit the Media Center to learn about login information.
A series of 33 videos that will help sharpen students' critical thinking skills.
Animated explanations dealing with tons of topics.
Even more video content!
Thousands of educational videos, reviewed by educators.
PBS Crash Course
A variety of content areas are featured in this collection of videos.
Again, a variety of content areas are featured, from math to art history!
The "Google" of online video content. Be careful - anyone can post video to this site. Be sure to screen video clips prior to showing them in class. A large portion of programs that have been posted to YouTube are there illegally (breaking copyright law).
Video Conferencing: Bringing the World Into the Classroom
Video conferencing services permit you to make a "video call." Your laptop camera broadcasts its image and sound to another location. Likewise, you can see and hear others at that remote location. Video conferencing can enable you to interact with others from across the globe, right in your own classroom! Have guest speakers address your class. Connect with other classrooms across the globe to learn together. Maybe take a virtual field trip to a place far away, complete with tour guide?!
The two common tools used for video conferencing are:
You'll likely have a better experience in WCPSS using Google Hangouts. Click here
for a quick-start Google Hangouts tutorial.
These content resources can help you find others to connect with...
Remember! Make sure students have photo/video permission on file in PowerSchool. Students without permission can take part, but need to sit off-camera so their image is not broadcast to the remote user.
Tools To Help You With Video
Permits you to show YouTube videos without showing comments and links to other videos. Follow the instructions on the page.
Permits you to paste in a YouTube address and it will present the video without comments, ads, and links.
A safe spot for students to post videos (photo permission forms apply) - an alternative to YouTube. You might also find additional content to share with your students here.
Upload and share videos. Be sure you have photo permission forms from students who are in videos you post online.
Altering Videos for Lessons
Interject formative assessments during video viewing using the free aspects of this service.
Crop videos down to just the portion you want to screen, add your voice, and/or embed quizzes as part of the video using this free service.
Build lessons around a TED video or a YouTube video.