Amanda Mott launched this project with
the help of several businesses that donated
funding, including Evonik Degussa Corp., the
dental office of Barry Wilson, International
Specialty Products, Regions Bank, the U.S.
Army Reserve, and Lubrizol.
—Amanda Mott teaches fifth grade at Beech
Elementary School in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
She previously taught kindergarten and fourth
and fifth grades at Calvert City Elementary in
Calvert City, Kentucky.
—John David Son is chief information officer
for the Marshall County School District in Kentucky. He has served as president of the West
Kentucky Association of Technology Coordinators and was named 2008 Administrator Leader
of the Year by Tech & Learning.
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Tip Turn You Tube Videos into Teacher Tube Videos Problem: our district occasionally needs to show educational videos posted on Youtube, but all content on that website is blocked by a Web filter. Here’s a solution: access Youtube (from home) and copy the url of the educational video you want, then access a conversion tool, such as www.downloader9.com and paste the url into the box indicated. Follow the instructions on the screen to convert the video to an FlV file. go to a download-hosting website, such as www.teachertube.com, and upload the FlV video file you just converted. after a day or two, the educational video will be reviewed and approved, and then you can access it from your school for viewing. note that teachertube requires you to sign up for a free membership to use the service, but it is not typically blocked by school Web filters.
This tip comes from David Ligon, senior
director of technology at Higley Unified
School District in Gilbert, Arizona.
During the past 25 years, Ligon
has held positions as a technology
consultant and engineer for industry,
as well as a substitute teacher for K– 8.
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