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Using YouTube in the Classroom
Do you have a video that you found on Youtube that you want to show your class? Problem is that the video is 12 minutes but you only want to show from five minutes on? For instance, I only want to show part of a Kahn Academy video but not the whole thing. You can now pick where you want the video to play. By clicking the share button you can adjust the time. (See video below). Sometimes, this may not work if you are inserting the video into a Google Presentation or hosting the video on your website. If you copy the new link and paste the link into a new document, slide, or e-mail it will work. Your students can watch the video right where you would like it to start. If you have questions about this or any other techtip please let me know.
The other school morning my 6 year old daughter who is in Kindergarten got up with me around 5:30 AM . I am in the kitchen getting the coffee going and I typically read for a few minutes to get going in the AM . Ruby walks in the living room without saying a word and goes and gets her Kindle Fire tablet and her headphones and sits on the couch. Not a "Good morning Daddy", nothing, just wakes up,gets her device and sits on the couch and stares at the screen. I immediately think, "well great!, parent fail, we're having too much screen time and she's addicted to the screen and she is 6. Am I modeling this behavior for her? ". Just to put myself a little more over the edge I say Good morning and then I inquire about what she is watching. Her device has parent controls enabled so she can play kid games, and watch kid videos etc. . . so, anyhow, to put me over the edge a little more she is watching a Youtube Kids video of girls her age playing with Barbie…
We have tomorrow off so I thought I would go ahead and create my blog post today. Did you know that Youtube is now the number 2 search engine in the United States?
My son and I are playing Lego Avengers. We have a deal at home and if he keeps up his end of the deal we play Lego Avengers for 20 minutes before bedtime a couple of nights a week. We had the hardest time getting past this one level. The Hulk has to go underwater and ride a crab then use the crab to trigger a crane that breaks through a underwater power generator?! It sounds so strange typing it BUT if you played it with a 7 year old it gets way weirder and more frustrating. Anyhow when we were really frustrated Ty said, "Come on dad get out your phone and look it up on Youtube". We did and with the help of a video from a teenager in Australia we found out what to do. It took all of 3 minutes. It is mind blowing to think that we had instant access and knowledge from a kid, thousands of mi…
There are lots of updates that were announced at the #Googlenext Conference this week. For this week's Friday Tech Tip I wanted to focus on Two of them that I thought were really great! These updates should show up in Elbert County School District in the next couple of week. I have created links to the directions on how to use them.
You can now import audio into your Google Slides! How awesome is that? I'm asked about this all the time and people were often not happy about this because that was there favorite feature in Powerpoint. Now I can say "Yep, you sure can, check out my presentation on that topic to the sweet sounds of Huey Lewis and the News" Just kidding, I wouldn't do that to you. Or would I? But, we now can have a way to add audio to our slides. There are lots of places to find royalty free music. One of my favorites is the Free Music Archive. You can format the sound to loop, change the volume, and add sound icons. Another acti…