The following are links to educational videos I use for professional development workshops and presentations with teachers, students and parents. If you know of other videos that should be included in this list, please add a link as a comment to this page. Some of these videos are hosted on YouTube, TeacherTube, or other sites as embedded Flash media – Tips for downloading offline copies of Flash videos are also available. Also be sure to check out Alex Couros’ post, “90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy.” If you’re interested in inviting me to present for your organization, please use the contact form on my “Speaking” page.

Schools Need to Change:

  1. It’s Time for a New Kind Of University – Kaplan Univ advertisement
  2. No Future Left Behind – Suffern Middle School, New York, USA
  3. Learning to Change, Changing to Learn – Kid’s Tech (COSN / Pearson)
  4. Expect Differentiation – Australian Leadership Video (Marco Torres)
  5. 21st Century Schools (Dr. Stephen Heppell)
  6. A Vision of Students Today (Michael Wesch)
  7. Did You Know 2.0 (Karl Fisch)
  8. Pay Attention (Darren Draper)
  9. Digital Students @ Analog Schools (Students of Marco Torres)
  10. Teacher Movie (Marco Torres)
  11. Do Schools Kill Creativity? (Sir Ken Robinson)
  12. Urban Academy: Where Testing Is Anything But Standard (EduTopia)
  13. Administrator Movie (Wesley Fryer)
  14. Strive to Engage not Enthrall (Wesley Fryer)

Web 2.0

  1. The Web is Using/Us (Michael Wesch)
  2. Information Re/Evolution (Michael Wesch)
  3. Educational Podcasting in Woodland Park, Colorado (Lecturecasting / Coursecasting)
  4. Blogs in the Classroom (Will Richardson, made by Intel for NECC 2004)
  5. Perspectives on Classroom Blogging (Wesley Fryer)
  6. RSS in Plain English (Common Craft)
  7. Wikis in Plain English (Common Craft)
  8. Social Bookmarking in Plain English (Common Craft)
  9. Google Documents in Plain English (Common Craft) – On BlipTV also
  10. District Policies Regarding Blogs and Wikis (YouTube user gfrancomtube)
  11. Blogs and the Juvenile Delinquent (YouTube user gfrancomtube)


  1. Intel’s “Sponsors of Tomorrow” advertisement (Our rock stars aren’t like your rock stars)
  2. Joe’s Non-Netbook (a student has cognitive dissonance using a non-hyperlinked textbook)
  3. The Internet Has Crashed (The Onion Spoof video)
  4. Introducing the Book
  5. Father Guido Sarducci’s Five Minute University (Saturday Night Live Skit)
  6. Walkthroughs and Learning Objectives

Student-created Digital Storytelling Examples

  1. SFETT (Students of Marco Torres)
  2. MabryOnline Podcasts (Students of Mabry Middle School, Cobb County, GA)
  3. The Networked Student (Wendy Drexler)
  4. UthTV Media Gallery
  5. Apple Education iLife Award Winners
  6. Center for Digital Storytelling Examples (not all made by youth, however)
  7. First and Second Grade Films (Mr. Needleman’s Classroom)

Cyberbullying Prevention, Internet Safety, Safe Online Social Networking

  1. Digital Dossier (Encouragement to think about digital footprints)
  2. Digital Footprints – Your New First Impression
  3. A Common Sense Approach to Internet Safety (Common Sense Media and Google)
  4. Think Before You Post (Ad-Council Advertisement) – Also on TeacherTube
  5. Delete Cyberbullying (Ad-Council Advertisement)
  6. Ad-Council Advertisement (kitchen table conversation)
  7. Hero in the Hallway (story of students banding together to stop bullying)
  8. Growing Up Online (PBS FRONTLINE special from January 2008)
  9. Predator Movie (Video created by a Utah student and his principal to warn about online and F2F stranger danger)
  10. Social Networking: What Parents Need to Know (Broward Co, Florida Sheriff’s office)
  11. The Ryan Halligan story (click “video” in sidebar)
  12. Social Networking in Plain English (Common Craft)
  13. For Parents: Why do Teens Use Social Networking Sites (YouTube student video)

Creative Commons / Copyright / Fair Use

  1. Get Creative (my favorite)
  2. The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy (also available from Temple Univ)
  3. Other Creative Commons Videos

Additional resources and links used in my professional development workshops and presentations are available on Karen Montgomery’s excellent PD resources are also available on her wiki “Thinking Machine.”

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