How to add a YouTube video to your blog

I was very pleased to find out today, through one of my social networking links, that Blogger has its own YouTube Help Channel. It’s called BloggerHelp and you can find it here. When I took a look I saw they had one on one of this week’s topics – How to add a YouTube video to your blog. So I thought I would add it here. For those of you that are still unsure on how to do this here are some screen shots. 1. Find the video you want to download 2. Click on Share to first get the Inte...

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International Peace Day video – classes around the world working together

Submitted by Fiona Beal On Tuesday 16 August I wrote a blog post about a Grade 4 class in the USA wanting to create a peace video for International Peace Day on 21st September ( This was the message they put out: “Dear Classrooms Around the Globe, This year my fourth grade classroom at Lafayette Regional School in Franconia, NH would like to have a big celebration for International Peace Day on Sept 21, 2011. In hon...

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Great videos about 21st century teaching and learning

In one of our pre-assignments before attending PIL Institute in Redmond, we were asked to discuss our views on 21st century teaching and learning, and also add artefacts, and place all of this in our Partners in Learning community site. Many of the attendees added video links as their artefacts, so I have listed them here for quick access. These videos capture what, I believe, best describes teaching and learning in the 21st Century. These videos focus on the skills that students need or what teachers s...

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Would you like to get involved in an international peace project?

Submitted by Fiona Beal Last year I participated in a few international projects initiated by Garrett Ferguson, a Grade 4 teacher from Franconia School in the USA, and the class and I made a whole host of new friends around the world. Garrett is now looking for teachers and classes who would like to join in a new project. Here is an excerpt from his email just received. Dear Classrooms Around the Globe, This year my fourth grade classroom at Lafayette Regional School in Franconia, NH would like to have a...

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A little bit of inspiration

Submitted by Fiona Beal What do you think of the idea of now and again spending a few spare minutes in a lesson showing an inspirational video to your learners, followed by some pertinent questions? This one is just 2:47 minutes – “Born to succeed”. If you have any suggestions of inspirational videos for this purpose, please share them with us. ...

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