Part 1: Childnet International http://www.childnet.com/ has a wealth of resources for children, teachers and parents. Finding resources for younger students is often hard and I particularly like 'The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew for F-2. http://www.childnet.com/resources/the-adventures-of-kara-winston-and-the-smart-crew. A freely downloadable resource – one movie or 5 separate clips each with a specific teaching focus.
Part 2: SafeshareTV http://safeshare.tv/ for editing out the often inappropriate material on youtube pages – both clips and comments. Plain English youtube clips to help me, and students, to undertstand aspects of the web and technology beyond my basic comprehension. Here is an example displayed in SafeshareTV http://safeshare.tv/w/kBTVaycdDT. A third favourite is Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org.au/ – the most powerful way I know to have students respect other people's work is to teach them how to share theirs with CC licensing – demonstrates that their work is of value.
Part 3: Rather than best keywords two search engines. Google Advanced is an obvious one http://www.google.com/advanced_search but have this set as the default and quickly teach students to scroll down to select difficulty level. Second one is Boolify http://www.boolify.org/ to visually demonstrate boolean searching. Worst searches were looking in youtube for fairytale and nursery rhyme material, with the students present – beware the wolf and little red 🙁 and hence my discovery of SafeshareTV
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