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
For generations, students learned concepts in the classroom and then practiced at home. Today, an idea called the flipped classroom is changing this process and helping teachers make better use of class time. This video explains the flipped classroom.
What it Teaches:
This video explains the flipped classroom and why it is being adopted by teachers. It illustrates problems many teachers experience in the traditional format and how the flipped classroom can help solve them by considering the most effective use of both class time and homework. It teaches:
Why learning and practicing are essential parts of the education process
How the flipped classroom is changing how we think about learning and practice
How the flipped classroom impacts teachers and students
What many teachers will need to flip their classrooms
Why the flipped classroom may not be best for every student and situation
This video tells the story of an instructor named Mariam. She learns to use instructional objectives to plan her lessons so that her students can demonstrate what they learn in a measurable way. It teaches:
Why instructors need measurable results
Why instructional objectives are important
How instructional objectives inform lesson planning