If you haven't seen this yet... it's great that Google is adding this service to Google Apps, and it's great that it will be free for education (for a while), but this $10 per user gets ugly really fast in schools. I remember turning down services that wanted $1 per user as too expensive: "Google Video for education will be free to Education Edition customers until March 8th 2009. After March 8th, 2009, the cost of the video service will be $10 per user per year."
This has been linked to often in the last 24 hours or so, but I want it easily accessible to my readers, too. It's the latest installment in Common Craft's excellent video series. Each video explains a technical tool in non-technical terms (with quaint but effective "paper" animation). In this case, the team explains the use of Google Reader. Cool.
Jenith Mishne sent me a link to this, but I haven't tried it yet. Some of the features look interesting, especially these: Talk face-to-face with up to six people & Send and receive video messages. I'll have to try it out. Let me know if you do.
Another iPod video converter, but only for windows.
Someone was asking me for an app like this on OS X the other day and I didn't have an answer. This seems to do what videora does on a PC. If you've used this, please leave me a comment.
These folks contacted me to announce their site. It looks like free educational videos. I haven't spent much time exploring. Anyone using it? Anyone see a problem with it? Please post a comment.
Steve links to two powerful (and viral) videos by Professor Michael Wesch and his students.
David Jakes shared this student blog post that schools edubloggers (well, edutwitterers) about using ustream and skype together.
John Maklary blogs about the recent hype surrounding ustream and the very real potential for student webcasting. He also has some ideas for PD, including a common tag for announcing shows.
This is a very cool video promo for a Teen Second Life After School Club... made with animoto, which is even cooler than I initially thought - by a long shot.
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