This video, 115th title, is now available for embedding, downloading, or displaying in the Common Craft video library. It's part of our Internet Safety Series and meant to help build aware awareness of the issue of harassment.
In 2008, we took on the challenge of explaining the Electoral College in a way that was apolitical and easy to understand.
To be effective, it had to be timeless and use visuals to make the process clear. Today, twelve years later, the video remains one of our favorites and continues to earn attention. The only change we've made is to update the years we show at the beginning of the video.
I'm sure you've sat through presentations and felt confused and unmotivated. Often, it's not the information, but how it is presented. We want to help by sharing specific steps anyone can take to make their presentations clearer and more understandable.
When presenting information, it’s easy to be focused on sharing the right information. The problem is that information isn’t useful unless it is communicated clearly. This video shares useful tips that will help any presentation become more understandable. It teaches:
Why your presentation’s mission will increase clarity
Documents play the same role they always have, but how we create and share them has evolved significantly. This video explains online documents and how they differ from local documents that are saved on a computer. If you know students or anyone who needs a clearer understanding of online documents, this video will help.
For many years, documents lived on our computers. When online documents came along, they started to live on the internet and that changed how we created and shared them. This video explains how online documents differ from local documents saved on a computer. It teaches:
What makes a document local versus online
Why local documents represent a risk and make collaboration difficult
How to create and share an online document
Why collaboration is easier with an online document
Thanks to the internet, a different kind of meeting is possible. Instead of attendees having to travel to meet, they can now participate in web conferences or webinars from anywhere with an internet connection. This type of meeting is becoming more popular and understanding it is an essential 21st-century skill.
Meeting face-to-face is great, but it can be expensive and difficult to plan. That’s why web conferencing is becoming more popular. These systems allow a group to connect and share information using only an internet connection. This video explains the basics, It teaches:
Why face-to-face meetings are cumbersome and expensive
How web conferencing can be used to accomplish the same goals
How to create a web conference and invite attendees
What features are often used in web conferences
Why web conferencing can be more effective than normal meetings
Our video that explains plagiarism is one of our most popular and we saw an opportunity to improve the video's quality. Recently we created a cleaner, clearer and easier to understand version of the video. If you are a Common Craft member, you might consider switching to using the new version.
Recent Common Craft Videos
We now have 108 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 recently completed one of our most comprehensive video projects to date: a series of eight videos for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture explaining the requirements for Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) certification.
Background: Farming is an important part of Hawaii's economy and in recent years, food safety has become a priority. We were hired to create videos that help farms and farm workers understand food safety regulations and how farms can become GAP certified. These videos were designed to work with voice-overs in English, Chinese, Thai, Spanish and Ilocano.
One of the talented project leaders, Jeri Kahana, recently explained how they are using the video series in education:
We have shared it with our Cooperative Extension partners to use when conducting outreach education with our farmers. We have also shared it with a Group GAP organization who is working with a group of farmers to become GAP certified under the Group GAP program. They were all impressed by the videos!
Along with working with the amazing team in Hawaii, we loved this project because it was a perfect fit for our style of explainer videos. The videos are educational and focused on solving a problem.