Because data is becoming a pervasive part of everyday life, spreadsheets are a key skill for the 21st century. Unfortunately, spreadsheets can feel a bit overwhelming and can be difficult to understand for the novice. This video explains the basics and why spreadsheets are useful in organizing and calculating data.
We now have 109 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:
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:
Using a web browser in "private" or "incognito" mode can be a useful and responsible way to navigate the web. Unfortunately, these versions of web browsers are not easy to understand. This video explains why private or incognito browsing matters and how to use it effectively.
What it Teaches:
Modern web browsers come with two versions: the normal version and one that provides for “private” or “incognito” browsing. Using this feature can be helpful, and using it effectively requires an understanding of what it does and why. This video teaches:
What information web browsers save when you visit websites
Why this information is saved
What makes private or incognito browsers different
We've all received emails that wasted time and left us confused. We're hoping to help solve this problem with a new video that explains Clear Communication in Email.
What it Teaches:
Every day, emails are sent that don’t get results. Part of the reason is that people aren’t receiving the information they need. This video explains the problem and how to fix it by asking three simple questions. It teaches:
Why writing effective emails can be difficult
What prevents recipients from seeing or responding to email
We now have 106 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:
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.
One of our earliest videos (from 2007!) explained online photo sharing. While much of that video is still relevant, photo sharing has changed significantly over the years and now plays a much bigger role in our online lives.
So, we've created a completely new version of the video which focuses not only on why photo sharing matters, but how to do it safely and responsibly. This new video will replace the older version in our library.
Online Photo Sharing - Explained
What it Teaches:
Today, we’re taking and sharing more photos than ever before. In the moment, it’s easy to forget that sharing photos can represent both fun and risk. By understanding the basics of online photo sharing and how to share responsibly, we can reduce the risk and focus on the fun. This video teaches:
Why photo sharing is more popular than ever
How people often interact with online photos
What kinds of data and information are included when sharing online photos
How online photos create a digital footprint that can become a risk in the future