Student video project showcase: introducing Creative Commons


In ITGS this month students were given a (very!) brief introduction to animation principles in Adobe After Effects, then tasked with creating a short “explainer” video for Creative Commons licensing. As usual, they didn’t disappoint, with some really spectacular pieces of work being submitted. Here are two particularly stellar examples: This video took more of a promotional...

Building a school media library with Google Apps for Education


If you’re anything like me, you like to use multimedia in the classroom. From tried & tested documentaries from the BBC, Discovery Channel, etc, to shorter clips and audio tracks, my students are well-supplied with a large range of supporting materials. Up until now, these have generally lived in one of three places: on a networked drive at the school, which allows me to keep control over...

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