Saturday, January 27, 2007

Enjoy the Video



Today I spent several hours trying to include a video or interactive game in my post. I discovered that Blogger won't accept certain html code from other sites. The video above was easy to insert because it came from YouTube, a web site that has figured out how to avoid code glitches for the not-so-tech-savvy user. Does anyone have any hints about which code works and which doesn't?

I hope you enjoy the whimsical video above. It has nothing to do with the theme of my blog other than it's an example of multimedia embedded in a post from another source. I chose it because I needed something cheerful after hours of trying to search for video sources. Whenever you need a happy moment, come back here and replay the video.

There are thousands of videos to choose from at YouTube. So it's not an easy task to find what you need for teaching. Searching using the main categories is cumbersome. I had better luck using the search option. Words like "geology" and "microbes" yielded some interesting possibilities, like the clip about how and why penicillin was discovered. None of the videos are reviewed for accuracy and that may also be a problem for teachers. Has anyone used YouTube in class? Did the clips help student learning?

7 comments:

V. Warren said...

Wow, I now know that I am not the only one signing up for accounts that I can't even remember the passwords for due to the many I have acquired trying to get this project done. However, I must say that from the perspective of a digital immigrant you are doing a wonderful job and thanks for the link to you tube, I found some interesting videos about schools in
America that I plan to post to my site.

scilit said...

Hello v.warren. I'm glad I could help out a fellow student. Maybe we'll know how to organize our accounts later on in our course. YouTube may probably a good resource once I figure out how to find things quickly. Good luck with your blog.

vbell said...
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vbell said...

This was great! I loved the video. I definitely think it adds personality to your blog!

Floundergirl said...

Scilit,
I was rolling in the aisles, thanks for your wacky video.

You are doing an excellent job on your blog. I like Oh Lenna's pic.

scilit said...

That was the point. A little humor to lighten up the content and give a breather in between philosophical thoughts. Thanks for the compliment re my daughter's photo. Come back soon and share your thoughts.

Mrs. K said...

Thanks. I needed that. Since our school had a water main break, and was without any bathroom facilities since yesterday, we were released early, and I have spent the afternoon trying to get YouTube to recognize Blogger. They apparently aren't speaking. This bit of levity really helped. Your blog is beautiful, and the effort you put into it really shows. And you give me hope that it will work, after all!