I use video clips in my classes to illustrate the ideas in the textbook. This week we were watching two video clips. One was a funny video clip called ‘First look: iPhone 5’ which showed how people on the streets were mistaking iPhone 4S for iPhone 5 and praising it. Students loved this one. I used my frequency app to show it as I put this video in my favorites.
Frequency is a great app that allows you to watch video clips from different channels. You can choose the channels. I use it to update myself with the latest tech videos and to save to favorites those that might be handy for my teaching. I tried other video apps but frequency is my favorite.
The other video I showed was through YouTube website that I also saved to my favorites. Since iOS 6 does not offer YouTube app for the iPad, I put the YouTube website as an icon on my home screen to get into YouTube quickly when I need to. It worked pretty well in my class though I did not like the fact that I could not open the video to its full screen (like when I watch movies).
I love the fact that I can move quickly from my Keynote slides to video clips in various location (apps or websites). I also like it that I can preparing everything in advance by leaving the apps/website open exactly where I need them to be.
Please feel free to comment and/or suggest other options to enhance the iPad experience while teaching.
When I used the desktop in my class, I used to put all my material (files and links) on Blackboard. It was not a bad experience but sometimes the websites did not load quickly enough (the desktop is somewhat old) and some of the content did not load well as I had to use explorer.
I feel I have much more choices now.