Videos are a wonderful way to reach multiple kinds of learners, presenting materialin multiple formats, building background knowledge, transitioning students and invoking their schema.Online videos provide a wide array of educational topics and presentations - however ...streaming these resources directly from another website impacts network bandwidth available for everyone.When using online videos, it is imperative to responsibly manage such resources,to reduce district network impact and disruption.BEST PRACTICE is to download online videos to your computer prior to classroom use.
This allows you to share it with your students directly from your computer -
eliminating the dreaded 'network not available', 'internet not available', 'video buffering' trio of disasters.
Discovery Streaming and other subscription services offer easy downloading with the simple click of a button.
YouTube and other free online video sourcesdo not offer downloading on most videos,but KeepVid provides an easy to use option:
To download a video using KeepVid,
1) Copy the web address of the video you want(when using YouTube, select the SHARE button, below the video.)2) Once you have copied the web address (Command+C or Edit-Copy),3) Go to KeepVid (online): http://keepvid.com/
The KeepVid interface will look like this:Paste the web address in the blue box (Command+V or Edit-Paste), and click DOWNLOAD (to the right):You may be asked about allowing a Java Applet (see below). Click Allow.You may need to 'Allow' once more:Once the applet loads you will receive choices for the video format:M4V is often a good choice, as it works on computers, ipads, phones, etc.The higher the number (1080p vs. 720p) the better the resolution and the larger the resulting file.Downloaded files will appear in your DOWNLOADS folder, unless you have set-up your computer differently.When opened, these videos will play in Quicktime.