Friday, November 12, 2010

Google Lit Trips: Using Pre-Existing Code

This video introduces a creation method for Google Lit Trips that relies on pre-existing HTML code. Google Lit Trips are the brainchild of Dr. Jerome Burg. For teachers in the Teaching American History Grant module titled Slavery/Integrated Social Studies, this website will assist with developing your Lit Trips.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Accessing Video Content through OnePlace

This video introduces teachers in Clark County School District to the basic method of searching for video content in Discovery Streaming. Teachers in the district access the content through OnePlace, a website managed by Las Vegas' PBS station, KLVX.

Creating Embed Code for Discovery Education's Videos

This video introduces the process of locating a video segment in Discovery Streaming, downloading that segment, uploading it to MediaShare (within Discovery Streaming), and procuring the embed code needed to link to the video.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Creating a Blog

This video introduces the basics of procuring a Blogger account. It teaches viewers how to create a blog and is nicely coupled with the video titled "Introduction to Blogger." For novice blog users, I recommend starting by reviewing the content at the "'How To'—Navigating Blogs" website.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Flickr Toys

This video teaches the use of Flickr Toys at Big Huge Labs to create movie posters/book covers and trading cards.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Google Docs Basics

This video introduces the basics of using Google Docs including creating a new document, sharing a document, editing documents across users, and deleting a document. I recommend viewing the video Google Docs in Plain English before watching this brief tutorial.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Audacity Basics

This video introduces basic of Audacity, audio editing software available for free online. The video demonstrates features such as adding sound effects from downloaded files, adding audio files recorded using iTalks on iPods, and using basic features of Audacity such as the envelope and time shifting tools.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Extracting Audio from iMovies

This is a very brief video that demonstrates creating a simple video in iMovie and then extracting the audio from the movie. It then shows how to transfer the audio into iTunes and covert it into MP3s.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Using, Posting, and Commenting in Blogs

In addition to introducing use, post, and commenting within blogs, this video differentiates between public and password-protected blogs.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Using and Creating Forms in Microsoft Word

This video introduces the use and creation of forms in Microsoft Word.

Building Rooms for Virtual Museums in PowerPoint

This video introduces a method of creating virtual museum "rooms" using PowerPoint.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Using Self-Made Templates to Design Static Webpages

Using Drawing Tools in Word

Using Microsoft Word, this video introduces "Drawing" tools. Note that these tools are consistent across all Microsoft applications.

Using Virtual Museum Templates

This video teaches the process of using a virtual museum template to create a virtual museum. The focus of the video is on using tools to insert pictures and create non-linear hyperlinks within PowerPoint.

To access templates, see the blog titled Educational Virtual Museums.

Bundling Tags in Delicious

This video introduces a method for creating tag bundles within a Delicious account and briefly addresses using bundles for grading purposes.

Procuring a Delicious Account

This video introduces the method for procuring a new Delicious account for personal or educational use.

Using Paint Tools in PowerPoint

This video introduces "Painting" tools within Microsoft PowerPoint. Note that these tools are consistent across all Microsoft applications.

Introduction to PowerPoint

This video introduces the basic tools of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Using NetStorage to Post Web Resources

Adding Anchors in Netscape Composer

Developing a Webpage Using

Note: This video was designed and produced by Heather B. Rampton.

Using AppleWorks to Convert Pictures

Using Mail Merge in Word and Excel

Features of Word

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Introduction to unitedstreaming

This video introduces basic use of unitedstreaming via VEGAS PBS (

Note: Clark County School District has a site license for teachers to use this service. CCSD personnel should see the ECS at your school to obtain a username and password to access the service.

Introduction to Social Bookmarking

This video is an overview of use of social bookmarking using Delicious.

Introduction to Blogger

Introduction to Inspiration

Designing an ePortfolio for the Web

Using Netscape Composer II

Using Netscape Composer I