Title: Intro to Gizmos 101
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL4ocm8c4SA
Summary: This video is a basic introduction to "Gizmos", an online tool which stimulates math and science concepts for students. This video, created by kids themselves, explains that the simulations are categorized by grade level and subject.
Why: Gizmos provide students with an opportunity to explore math and science concepts through virtual simulations, such as fractions, math operations, science cells and electricity. Providing students will these opportunities to work one on one with these simulations can support their learning while the use of technology also helps engage students in the learning process!

Tasha Rubenschuh
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY&feature=PlayList&p=6E341970269B3364&index=1&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL
Title: Blogs in Plain English
Summary: A wonderful way to understand the development of blogs, the purpose of blogs and how they are used, recent trends, and how to create your own. In stop-motion fashion the video aids in the understanding of how blogs create connections and keep your attention.
Why: I am recommending this video since the increased used of blogs is something you will definitely encounter in the classroom and after gaining a basic understanding of what a blog is and how it can be used teachers can help incorporate blogs to help students communicate their thoughts, interests and new learning. Students will write, read, and work with others in a more innovative way!

Brittany Leng
URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/16/vPU4awtuTsk
Title: Online Photo Sharing in Plain English
A simple “How To” for uploading photos online to a website (ex.flickr) along with the benefits that accompany online photos.
Why am I recommending it: The video allows all ages that can operate a computer the ability to upload their own personal photos onto the internet for others to view. The instructions are very basic without the computer jargon which may confuse some users. The video not only provides a "how to" it also provides the benefits of uploading your photos (Ex. A form of back-up in case you loose your hardcopy photos or the photo files).

Rachel Graf
URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/22/-dnL00TdmLY
Title: Wikis in Plain English - by Lee Lefevre
This video is a short explanation of how to make wikis with graphics and it shows how they can be used to coordinate a group project.
I am recommending this video because the graphics make it really easy to understand. Lefevre also uses a good example of how it is best to use a wiki when coordinating a group project because all members can contribute at one time and edit others’ work.

Tori Takacs
Title: Online Photo Sharing in Plain English
URL: http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http:%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2Fleelefever
Online photo sharing is a way of backing up your photos so they are not lost, and is also a way of sharing the pictures you have taken with others. Picture taking has always been a fun and easy past time for people to capture their memories with friends, family and traveling, however, it is becoming more popular with digital cameras. Keeping your photos safe by backing them up online is not only a smart thing to do, but it also makes your pictures more accessible to your friends to see your memories.

Danielle Elder
URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/15/ddO9idmax0o
Title: Twitter in Plain English
This video described Twitter in "plain English". It looked at the usefulness of twitter for people who are skeptical about using it. Twitter is a networking tool where people can post bite-sized bits of information about what they are doing. It is a way to quickly share one's daily acitivities for those who want to know more about their friends. The video shows that twitter is user friendly. I am recommending this video because it explains the world of twitter very well.

Nicki Dunham
Title: Twitter Search in Plain English - Common Craft
URL: - http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/1/jGbLWQYJ6iM
This video helps to inform people on using twitter search. It helps to capture and organize every tweet so that you can find people and important information in real time. Since our society is becoming more technologically advanced twitter can inform people on news as it happens. The example that they used was that if an explosion occurred you can check twitter to see what people have said or heard about the issue presented. I highly recommend this video because it explains how twitter can be useful for anyone and everyone.

Vanessa Dionne
Title: Web Search Strategies in Plain English
URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/10/CWHPf00Jkqg
This video describes how search engines work as well as strategies you can use to refine your search in order to use search engines more effectively to find the information you need. I would recommend this video, especially for elementary school students, because many people do not know some of these small techniques that can make a big difference while you are using search engines. Internet users can save time and find more specific information pertaining to their topic they are researching if they use strategies such as inserting quotations or minus signs.

Danielle Anderson
Title: Three Laws of Motion
URL: http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=539&title=Three_Laws_of_Motion
Summary: This video is an engaging and creative way to introduce or review Sir Isaac Newtons three laws of motion with any intermediate or senior science classroom.
Why I recommend it: I recommend this video because it uses language that is appropriate for a variety of grade levels when explaining the three laws of motion presented by Newton. As well, the video demonstrates these laws of motion through common or known scenarios and situations which are relevant to many students lives, in turn the video assists in making the learning of these scientific laws easy, interesting and fun.
Melissa Walker
Title: Online photo sharing in Plain English.
Url: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/16/vPU4awtuTsk
Summary: A “How To” video explaining (in understandable terms) how to upload photos to a website online, for example, Flickr, while also touching on the benefits that accompany online photos.
Why I recommend it: Backing up you photos online is a great way to ensure their safety in case of a house fire or technology crashing. I recommend this video as it was very easy to understand for any level of expertise. It was helpful in explaining the benefits of using online photo sharing and provided resources (websites) popular for use of online photo sharing. Interestingly, with online photo sharing, photos can have tags added to them so they are easier to find and you can share your photos with others.

Lindsay Ard
Title: Web Search Strategies in Plain English
Url: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/10/CWHPf00Jkqg
Summary: Both teachers and students can use this video to learn three strategies that will assist them in locating information on the world wide web.
Why I recommend it: The World Wide Web has a copious amount of information. To locate information on a topic the search needs to be specific, needs to include multiple words on the topic, and need to eliminate unwanted information. To navigate through the information search engines are needed. Both students and teachers need to understand how search engines work and the strategies used to narrow a search to be successful in finding useful information. Through the use of this video both students and teachers can learn how to search engines work and three strategies that can help them in their searching.

Danny Aldridge
Saving Money in Plain English
URL: **http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/8/KqDsevMW7Ds**
Summary: "Compund Interest is the most powerful force in the Universe" -Einstein. This quotation sums up this video very well as it shows you how the power of compound interest can help you save for the future!
Why I Recommend it: Considering many of us will be leaving school in just a few months as we start out on our professional careers, saving money will be a big part of our lives over the next few years as we pay for our schooling, first homes, etc. This video lays out very simply how compound interest works and the benefits it has on long term savings plans. Using simple animations and descriptions that even the financially naive can follow this is a great video to get you all thinking on the future. This is especially helpful as we are starting a New Year tomorrow. Make it your New Years Resolution to save a little bit extra and store that hard earned money in a compound interest saving account.

Jon Bradnam
Social Networking in Plain English
URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/search/0/6a_KF7TYKVc

Lee Lefever demonstrates ‘in plain English’ that a social network is the many connections that one person has with other people.
Why I Recommend it:
This video is fantastic for those who are curious about social networking and simply want to get a grasp on what a social network is.

Chris Lowe
Podcasting in Plain English
URL: : http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/13/y-MSL42NV3c
This video explains how one can both gain access to and create their own podcasts while only needing internet access and either a microphone or videocamera (for creating). The video demonstrates how the use of podcasts has allowed people to escape from reliance upon traditional media by giving them control over when they can gain access to their preferred broadcasts.
Why I Recommend it:
I am recommending this video because I personally enjoy podcasts and now realize that I am capabel of creating my own.

Kelly Bartok
Making of Twitter Search in Plain English
URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever
This video demonstrates how Twitter is a world-wide tool for social networking where people from all over the world can connect with one another
through common ideas and interests.

Why I Recommend It:
I recommend this video because it makes Twitter a little less scary and more of a connective tool to use.

Katherine Gregoris
Title: Blogs in Plain English
URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/17/NN2I1pWXjXI
Summary: This video explains the idea behind blogs and describes how they have changed “news” from a one way transaction to an interactive activity.
Recommendation: I recommend this video because I know we will be creating blogs in this class and it is helpful to know a little about what they are before we create one.

Monica Lynch
Social Media in Plain English

URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/12/MpIOClX1jPE
Summary: This video uses an anecdotal metaphor to illustrate the benefits of using a social networking resource such as Twitter.
Recommendation: This provides a simple, yet direct message as to the usefulness of Twitter. This is beneficial to teaching candidates because it provides a realm of rapid communication about important events and useful information.

Name: Adriana Pascoli
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq8uRbGMApk
Title: Fun science projects for children: how to to water magic in science class.
I am recommending this video because I personally am always looking for new and exciting science experiemnts I can do with my students in science class. I always am looking for different experiments for different age groups that will help engage students. This is just an example of one fun and easy experiement!

Scott Hunt
Electing a US President in Plain English
Summary: Your vote helps your state choose a single candidate, and states that are most populous have a bigger influence in determining the winner of the election.
Recommendation: I am recommending this video because it uses great visualization cues to help younger students understand the presidential election process.

Heather Vandahl
Title: Mrs. Burk the Rappin Math Teachers Rap
Summary: I am recommending this video because I thought it was a fun way for teachers to help students remember mathematical processes. We may not all have the courage to rap in front of our class but showing this video is a fun way to avoid doing it yourself.

Stephanie Moreau

Title: Making of Twitter Search in Plain English - Time Lapse
URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/0/oi8k3qdm53Q
Summary: I recommend this video because it's very short and it's interesting. It shows one person's hands moving all different pieces that are relevant to Twitter. It describes quickly how to search for words or phrases on twitter as well as hashtags.

Jessica Charbonneau
Podcasting in Plain English
URL: : http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever#p/u/13/y-MSL42NV3c
Summary: This video teaches people what a podcast is and shows how easy it is to create podcast. I recommend it because it is an easy and simple explanation of how to create your own podcast.