This video looks back at a significant event in history: The Great Storm (England, 1703). It asks the question: how do we know what we know about this storm? This question is answered by explaining primary and secondary sources. It teaches:
Why sources matter in establishing facts and information
What represents a primary source and how to use them
Why primary sources may present an incomplete picture
What represents a secondary source
How primary and secondary sources may contribute to the best understanding
This explanation has three basic parts. First, we establish the power of sources and how a combination of sources can yield the best information. Second, we explain the differences between primary and secondary sources. Third, we show why it makes sense that this combination works in practice. Further, a historical example gives the explanation a concrete starting point and offers a fun visual experience.
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.
Teachers: Save 20% on Common Craft Plans
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.
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.
Tools, processes, and tips for every phase of the project
Script, storyboard, and planning templates created by teachers
Behind-the-scenes images and videos of teachers and students making videos
Multiple instructional videos
A free pack of over 100 Common Craft Cut-outs
Over the years, we've been thrilled to see so many teachers and students create Common Craft Style videos in the classroom. You can find hundreds of examples on YouTube.
A number of teachers took the time to document and share their process and experience online. Recently, we reached out to them with a request to share their know-how for this course. They were happy to help and those generous teachers are listed below:
This is the 99th video to appear in our library and was suggested by Common Craft members. Watch it here.
What it Teaches:
Like footprints left on a trail in the woods, our digital footprints leave evidence of what we do on apps and websites. This video explains the concept of digital footprints, why they matter and how to reduce the risk of digital footprints in the future. It teaches:
What it means to have digital footprints
Why digital footprints are tracked and saved by organizations
What actions leave digital footprints
How your digital footprints could be used in the future