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New Video: Video Editing Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on October 3, 2013- 11:26am

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: Explanation, video, video editing

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Today, everyone can be a video producer with the help of a computer and editing software. This video, a top request of our members, explains the big ideas behind video editing.  Watch it now.   What it Teaches: We are shooting and sharing video more than ever before. To make it useful, we need to learn the basics of turning raw video footage into a short video. This is the story of Liz, who edits a video for her company’s website.  It teaches: How video footage moves from the... Continue Reading

Video: Computer Networks

Posted by: leelefever on August 27, 2013- 11:02am

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: computer, internet, networks, technology, web

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The chances are, you use computer networks every day. Whether you connect to a network at your workplace, or use the Internet at home, computer networks help information get to you efficiently.   But have you wondered how they work or what’s really happening when you visit a web page? This video makes it easy: Watch it now.   What it Teaches:   This video focuses on the basics of computer networks, and how data and information are shared. It teaches: The basic idea of a network, online and... Continue Reading

Video: Image Resolution and Pixels

Posted by: leelefever on July 9, 2013- 10:32am

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: Explanation, Images, photography, pixels, video

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I will bet you know people who need this video. It's designed to relate the basic ideas behind resolution and pixels in digital images.   This video follows the story of Neil, who learns why he can’t enlarge and print a photo that was taken with his phone.  Using an analogy of a blanket, the video illustrates what happens when a small image is enlarged and what’s needed for printing larger photos.  It teaches: The basics of pixels in digital images Why a digital image with a small number of... Continue Reading

New Video on VPNs!

Posted by: leelefever on May 28, 2013- 10:13am

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: business, internet, networks, security, VPN, workplace

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Based on suggestions and votes from Common Craft members, we just published a new video called Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) - Explained by Common Craft.     What it Teaches: This video explains the business use of Virtual Private Networks. It tells the story of Candice who discovers her new employer’s VPN, which means she can securely connect to the company network over the Internet.    • Why normal Internet connections are not secure for business information • Why VPNs make sense for... Continue Reading

Video: Website Evaluation - Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on April 10, 2013- 1:54pm

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: journalism, video, website evaluation

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Based on suggestions and votes from Common Craft members, we just published a new video called Website Evaluation - Explained by Common Craft.   About: This video walks through the basics of evaluating a website to find quality information. It encourages viewers to evaluate websites in the way an editor would review an article.  By thinking like an editor, we can be our own gatekeeper and learn to find the most trustworthy information. It teaches:   • Why editors matter in helping books and... Continue Reading

New Video: Application Programming Interfaces - APIs

Posted by: leelefever on March 21, 2013- 11:25am

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: APIs, internet, technology, web

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Today we’re announcing a new video: Application Programming Interfaces - APIs - Explained by Common Craft   Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are a fundamental part of the Web. By connecting websites and applications to specialized functions over the Internet, they can help websites become more fully featured and productive. Watch it now.   What it teaches:   This video tells the story of Carson, who has an idea to sell interactive maps on his website. Rather than buying and... Continue Reading

New Video: Credit Card Responsibility

Posted by: leelefever on February 26, 2013- 5:06pm

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: banks, credit cards, interest, money

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Today we're announcing a new video: Credit Card Responsibility - Explained by Common Craft.   This video tells the stories of Lucia and Marlon, who demonstrate valuable lessons in using credit cards. One learns to save money by paying off their balance every month while the other encounters the hard lessons of being delinquent on payments. It teaches: Why credit cards exist  How interest works in credit card accounts How to use credit cards responsibly and avoid paying interest What happens... Continue Reading

All Common Craft Videos - Now Unbranded

Posted by: leelefever on February 20, 2013- 10:53am

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: announcement, policies, video

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Now more than ever, we see our membership service and video library as a utility, something professionals use to do their jobs more effectively.  And we’re always looking for ways to improve that experience. That’s why, based on member feedback, we’ve made changes to nearly every video in the library.  What Changed?   Common Craft videos are now “unbranded”, meaning that they no longer display Common Craft logos, titles, or the tagline “Explained by Common Craft” in the videos, aside from a... Continue Reading

New Video: The Smart Grid Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on November 29, 2011- 10:01am

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: Explanation, smartgrid, video

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Today we’re announcing a new video: The Smart Grid - Explained by Common Craft.Watch it now. This video is a bit of a departure for us, as it focuses on the electric grid that delivers electricity to homes and businesses in the US and is not about the Internet. But the grid has a lot in common with the Web: It’s absolutely essential to our modern work and home lives It’s a network that works behind the scenes It’s complex and not well understood by the public Changes to it impact everyone... Continue Reading

New Video: Plagiarism Explained by Common Craft

Posted by: leelefever on October 25, 2011- 10:26am

Topic: Common Craft Video

Categories: education, Explanation, ourwork, plagiarism, video

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Today we’re publishing a new video: Plagiarism Explained by Common Craft   One of our most suggested titles, this video is aimed at educators who are on the front lines of helping students of all ages understand and avoid plagiarism.    In researching this video it became clear that there are two types of plagiarism - intentional and unintentional.  While we cover intentional plagiarism, we also highlight the situation where a person has positive intentions, but lacks information about what... Continue Reading

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