Our library of Common Craft videos continues to grow. Today we published a new video (our 105th) that explains URLs and Web Addresses. We're more convinced than ever that short, animated videos have real power in helping learners feel confident about using technology and the internet.
New: URLs and Web Addresses - Explained
What it Teaches:
It’s easy to take URLs, or web addresses, for granted because they work behind the scenes in helping us jump around the web. By taking a closer look, we can learn about how websites work and what happens when we click. This video explains URLs and teaches:
How URLs are connected to web servers
What each element in a URL can tell us
How to tell if a website is secure
How URLs can represent how files are organized on a server
How anchors work in navigating to a specific part of a page
We now have 105 explainer videos in our library. Each video is designed to explain a subject so you don't have to. Common Craft videos can help save time in your classroom, course, training session or presentation. Here are the most recent additions:
We are fortunate to work with teachers on a daily basis. We know how hard teachers work and what it takes to be an educator. It's an incredibly important job and one that does not get enough credit or resources. That's why we want to make it easier for teachers to use Common Craft videos.
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To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week we are offering 20% off any Common Craft plan for the week of May 5th-11th. This offer only applies to new Common Craft accounts and expires on May 12th, 2019.
Use the button below when you sign up and the discount will appear after selecting a plan.
For too long, passwords were the only thing standing between criminals and the valuable information you keep online. Now, websites and apps are adding a second layer of security called Two Factor Authentication and this video explains why it matters, and how it works.
New Video: Two Factor Authentication
What it Teaches:
Passwords alone may not be enough to keep criminals from accessing your sensitive online accounts and causing serious problems. Using a simple analogy of an offline storage company, this video explains Two Factor Authentication and why it matters. It teaches:
Why a second layer of security may be needed in addition to a password
Why two factor authentication is effective
How two factor authentication works
How to enable two factor authentication
What to expect when logging in with two factor authentication
Common Craft members use our videos to help explain technology and related subjects in classrooms, training sessions, and on websites. The videos can be downloaded, embedded or displayed from our website, with or without captions in English.
If I could wave a magic wand and change one thing for internet users, it might be this: learn how to be safe and responsible online. Awareness of the threats and a clear understanding of how to avoid them is essential to protecting yourself when using the web.
That's why we make videos that teach internet safety. Videos have real power in teaching these subjects because they can create a clear understanding of the real world consequences that can arise from being careless online. Videos do the heavy lifting so you don't have to.
Video Packs: A New Resource for Teaching
Recently, we created a new resource that makes teaching easier. It's called Video Packs. The packs save time by giving you sharing tools, lesson plans, and related videos, all in one place. We currently have five packs, with more on the way.
Our Internet Safety Pack contains ten videos, which are all displayed on a single page. There is no better way to access these videos, along with features for embedding the videos, downloading the video files and more.
Video Packs are included with Common Craft Pro and Editor Plans.
The video below serves as an introduction to our Internet Safety videos. If you're curious about using videos to help your audience stay safe online, watch and consider sharing it. It's available on YouTube and Facebook.
We originally explained podcasting in 2008 and it's safe to say that a lot has changed since then. That's why we've created a completely new video that explains podcasts and podcasting.
Podcasts - Explained by Common Craft
What it Teaches:
Podcasts are now a major source of information and entertainment, but many people are still unsure about how podcasts work and how they can fit into busy lives. This video explains the basic idea of podcasting and answers common questions about being a podcast listener. It teaches: