Videos for Teaching Internet Basics

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This pack includes entertaining explanations of tools, ideas, and features of the internet. These videos will help anyone build a solid foundation of knowledge about how the web works and how to use it with confidence.

 

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Videos in this Pack

Web Conferencing and Webinars

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 video explains the basics of web conferencing and how it’s used.
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Social Media

Not long ago, media was only created by people and organizations that could afford the technology. The internet changed that and today, media can be created by anyone with an internet connection. This change in media has transformed how we think about information, collaboration and more.
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What educators say about Common Craft videos...

My company does training for managers and employees across industries. Common Craft videos earn the attention of our audience, provide a break from lectures, and are always fun to discuss afterwards.

Marc Rideout President Corporate Human Resource Solutions, Inc.

I always recommend Common Craft videos to school staff. Students love them because they're relevant, short and present information in memorable chunks.

Hayley Brese Library Media Specialist Arlington ISD

Whether I am teaching students or fellow teachers, Common Craft's clear and concise videos help me reach learners at every level.

Jessica Donaldson Teacher / Professional Development Berkeley County School District

I use Common Craft videos because they are fun and effective visual explanations of tech concepts that are otherwise hard to explain.

BJ McKewon Consultant/Trainer State Library of Iowa

Common Craft videos are well crafted and break down complex ideas into simple, easily digestible nuggets. I use them as jumping points for discussions and meetings.

Dr. Robin Yap Professor George Brown College

Common Craft videos are exceptionally well-done. They are accurate and to-the-point videos around topics of great relevance. I use them as part of an Activating Strategy.

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FAQs About Common Craft Videos

What is Common Craft?

Common Craft is a member-supported service that produces original educational videos and storytelling visuals called Cut-outs. Learners, educators, and communicators access our content through Common Craft membership. Our specialty is explanation and educating with context and clarity. 

What are Common Craft videos?

Common Craft videos are short, animated videos designed to explain an emerging or complicated subject in about three minutes. All videos are produced by Common Craft and meant for ages middle school and up. We've been producing explainer videos since 2007 and have developed a unique and effective approach to education. 

How do members use Common Craft videos?

Common Craft videos are used for personal education and teaching in classrooms, online meetings, learning resources, and more. Our videos are often used to introduce and explain a new subject. 

What are Common Craft Video Packs?

Video packs make teaching easier. We organized videos from our library into packs that focus on specific topics like Internet Safety, Digital Citizenship, and Study Skills. When displayed from the website, the videos in each pack appear as an on-screen pop-up, making it easier to navigate to between videos in the pack. 

How much does it cost to use Common Craft videos?

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What subjects do you cover?

Our main focus is online citizenship. We want to help people feel informed and confident about using technology and the web. Common Craft members help us choose what videos to make.

How many videos are in the video library?

Our video library is growing constantly and we currently offer 112
videos.

Are Common Craft videos available with captions?

Yes. Videos in the library come with an open-captioned version in English.

Do you provide transcripts for videos?

Yes. Under each video in our library, there is 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&A, and links for further reading. Most Common Craft videos include a Lesson Plan. Learn more about Lesson Plans.

Do your videos contain Common Craft logos or advertisements?

No. Our goal is for our members to be the star. The videos do not contain Common Craft logos, advertisements or title scenes. Please note that a small copyright notice appears near the end of each video.

Can you help me create my own explainer video?

Yes. We have online, self-paced courses that teach explanation and video production skills. You can find discounts here. If you're looking for visuals, search our library of Cut-outs