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
We now depend on smartphones for access to our most sensitive information, so it’s more important than ever to keep them safe and secure. By learning a few simple practices, we can help protect them from being stolen, hacked or compromised by criminals. This video teaches:
Why keeping a smartphone safe and secure matters
How to use common security settings
How to prevent a phone from being stolen
How to prevent a phone from being hacked or infected with a virus
What you can do to keep your phone from being a target for criminals
We now have 100 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.
As always, our goal at Common Craft is understanding. When the world's most popular sport (soccer) has the world most watched event (World Cup), it's easy to assume everyone understands the sport and the event. We created a free Soccer Guide to help people who are looking for an easy way to get up to speed.
If you're new to soccer or wondering about the sport and rules, we can help. The Soccer Guide uses short animations to quickly explain things like:
We recently organized a giveaway for educators and received over 1,000 entries to win one of 3 free Common Craft Pro accounts for life. We held a random drawing to pick the winners and the lucky educators below have now received their accounts. They are:
Mimi H. - Teacher of Technology and Spanish at a K-8 Catholic school
Karena C. - Teacher on Special Assignment for Instructional Technology, Clovis, CA
Tina C. - Curriculum Technology Integration Specialist, Minneapolis MN