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:
We've published a new video, the 102nd in our video library. It is part of our Net Safety category.
Ransomware - Explained
What it Teaches:
Like a kidnapped person, the information on your computer can now be held hostage by criminals, who demand a ransom to release it. This is called a ransomware attack and, unfortunately, it’s a growing problem. This video explains ransomware. It teaches:
Using technology often means having a relationship with a company or organization. Accepting their Terms of Service agreements can be a required part of using the service. This video covers why these agreements exist, and how they can impact users. It teaches:
How Terms of Service agreements are easy to overlook
How lack of awareness about these agreements could cause problems
Why Terms of Service agreements exist
How Terms of Service can be used to understand a company’s policies
What you can do if you disagree with a Terms of Service agreement
We now have 101 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.
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.
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