Common Craft Lesson Plans
Our downloadable Lesson Plans provide a head start when creating lessons around Common Craft videos.
Lesson plans are downloadable (PDF) documents, available to Common Craft members, that accompany most Common Craft videos. Play a Common Craft video for learners and use our Lesson Plans to test knowledge and comprehension.
Features of Video Lesson Plans
From Common Craft Members...
"I use Common Craft videos because they are fun and effective visual explanations of tech concepts that are otherwise hard to explain."
"Common Craft videos are irreplaceable! I use them as introductions to a wide variety of units and lessons."
"Whether I am teaching students or fellow teachers, Common Craft's clear and concise videos help me reach learners at every level."
"Common Craft videos are simple, easy to understand, wonderful resources for helping the average technology user get a grasp on vocabulary, concepts, and purpose of technology."
FAQ - Common Craft Videos
How do members use Common Craft videos?
Common Craft videos are used to teach in classrooms and on websites and learning management systems. Many members use the videos to introduce and explain a new subject so that their students get on the same page quickly.
How much does it cost to use Common Craft videos?
Membership fees are based on the size of the organization using the videos. Plans start at $79 per year for an individual account and access to three videos. Our “Pro” plan starts at $159 per year and offers access to our entire library. See plans and pricing.
What subjects do you cover?
We cover subjects related to technology and the internet along with categories like money and study skills. Common Craft members help us choose what videos to make.
How how many videos are in the video library?
Our video library is growing constantly and we currently offer 92
Are Common Craft videos available with captions?
Yes. Videos in the library come a version with open captions in English.
Are Common Craft videos available in other languages?
Many of our videos are available in other languages. You can find more information about each language using these links.
Can I recommend a video title?
Yes. Feel free to contact us with any ideas you have. Note that we provide a feature that encourages Common Craft members to suggest and vote on video titles. Many videos in our library have come from member suggestions.
How often do you publish new videos?
We make each video from scratch and usually publish about 10 new videos a year.
What videos formats do you offer for download?
Video files are available for download in WMV, MOV and MP4 formats.
Do you provide transcripts for the videos?
Yes. Each page the displays video in our library has a link “More Info + Transcript” that reveals the transcript and major points covered in the video.
What are Lesson Plans?
Lesson Plans are downloadable documents designed to help teachers use our videos in the classroom. Each lesson plan includes learning objectives, discussion questions, Q and A and further reading. Most Common Craft videos include a Lesson Plan.
Do your videos contain Common Craft logos or advertisements?
No. Our goal is for our members to be star. The videos do not contain Common Craft logos or advertisements. Please note that a small copyright notice appears near the end of each video.
Can I make changes to a Common Craft video I download?
Yes, but only with our Editor Plan. This plan provides access to our entire library and a special license for editing the video files. Members of our Editor Plan can add or remove scenes, change the voice-over and more in their own software. We do not provide editing software.
Why do your videos have a “For Evaluation Only” watermark?
We want to help make your decision easier. The watermark is displayed so you can preview the videos before purchasing a membership.
Can I upload Common Craft videos to YouTube or other public video sharing services?
No. While Common Craft members can download Common Craft video files to a computer, these files cannot be uploaded to public video sharing sites like YouTube or Vimeo. We take this very seriously.
Members can display videos on their public facing websites, as long as they are only displayed, and not offered for download or embed.
Common Craft videos can also be placed on inernal or password protected sites like intranets as long as access is limited to the licensed number of employees. See our License Agreement and Policies.