Zaption is a free online tool for learning with video. It allows teachers to create interactive video experiences, known as "tours", as well as access existing tours from a gallery of resources on a variety of topics. See a sample lesson using Zaption in the
Click here for a sample Zaption tour
Links to blog posts discussing Zaption - "There's An App For That" and "There's An App For That Part 2"
TED Ed allows teachers to build a lesson around any TED Talk, TED Ed Original or YouTube Video. TED Ed contains a library of curated educational videos to choose from and also allows teachers to build interactive lessons around any educational video.
Click here for a sample TED Ed Lesson
The YouTube Teacher Page found at youtube.com/user/teachers is a fantastic resource for teachers to leverage video in their classroom. There are many excellent teacher channels as well, such as technology instructional coach Lisa Highfill's page Highfill Crew, that contain endless resources and ideas.
VideoNot.es is an add-on for Google Drive that allows users to take notes in real-time while watching video. Notes are time-stamped so users can easily track notes to video content. Video from the web is quickly and easily copy/pasted into the search bar to begin and once complete both the video and the notes are saved in Google drive.
Check out the video below for a quick tutorial of VideoNot.es.
The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning
Edited by Richard Mayer
*A reference devoted to comprehensive coverage of research and theory in the field of multimedia learning.
Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom
Written by Renee R. Hobbs
*How to incorporate media literacy into the secondary classroom.
Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds
A Kaiser Family Foundation Study
*A comprehensive research study on the media habits of America's youth.
Literacy in the Digital Age: Reading, Writing, Viewing and Computing
Written by Frank B. Withrow
*An early examination of what the digital world means for schools.
Reading YouTube: The Critical Viewers Guide
Written by Anandam Kavoori
*A methodology for analyzing online video; YouTube videos as stories or myths.
The Visual Connection: You Listen With Your Eyes
Written by Dr. Bobbe Baggio
*Using visuals to help students learn.