During a meeting on our work day before 2nd semester started, the website Educanon came up in the discussion. I had explored this site before, but many had not. So I thought this was an appropriate time to create an Under 5 installment to inform those of the awesomeness that is Educanon.
If you love using videos in class or want to create a flipped or blended classroom, this site is going to be the best thing to happen to you right now! Educanon is a site (and can be found in the Chrome App Store) that allows the user to insert questions throughout a given video. You can even create your own video, save it to your Google Drive, and do this process! I love it! It is also super easy to incorporate with your Google Classroom with the sync feature they have. Check out more about it in my Under 5 video!
Are you in need of music for a slide show? class project? movies your students are creating?
YouTube has a magical solution called YouTube Audio Library. There are 3 sections in this wonderful library.
The best is Free Music. You can use this music royalty-free (no need to cite where you used it from, pay money back to the owner, that kind of thing). Just don't use it to make money. Easy as that. If you want to, you have to apply to use it. Use it for your project or other small project, and you are good to go!
Ad-supported music is another area where you can get music that copyright owners manage through this section. You will have to check the OWNER'S POLICY! This is different for all users. Really be familiar with the music and its policies before using!
Sound effects are another FREE area as well. There are some great sounds and you can search them by their category, like human voices, transportation, doors, etc.
Note for our school: Students will have to have YouTube access to these songs at school. Teachers, you can download the files into their folders though.
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom