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‘UnderTenMinutes.com’ Video Tutorials

Yet again: another superb example of teachers working to develop other teachers. UnderTenMinutes.com exemplifies the innate sense of developing others that all outstanding teachers have.

The website does exactly what it says on the tin – showing teachers how to figure out the huge amounts of Web2.0 applications via videos in no less than 10 minutes.

Ian Addison, the teacher behind ‘undertenminutes’ told us:

“I set the site up as I am trying to make myself sustainable at school. There are so many tools within school these days and it is hard to keep up with them. So following on from my friend’s site www.ictvideohelp.co.uk I thought it would make sense to create a blog-style site where everything could be shared quickly and easily. This gives the added benefit of being able to add other contributors to the site very easily. Since launching 8weeks ago we have had over 20,000 page views and now have children adding videos to the site as well!”

Taken from the website it states:

“So what is the purpose of this site? It’s simple. We want to share how technology with people quickly. Each video on the site will be under ten minutes. This is about the same length as my attention span and perfect for showing at the end of a staff meeting. Of course there are some sites like this out there already and we will link to similar sites on the homepage.We may end up having a few different videos on a topic e.g. Beginner’s guide to Twitter and Advanced use of Twitter, but generally it will be short and simple.

Anyone can upload a video, and you can do this in two ways. Either create a video and upload it to Youtube, Vimeo, Viddler etc and send me the link or email me and I’ll give you access to add it to the blog yourself. It all depends on your level of WordPress knowledge really. Obviously some schools have some of these sites banned, so we will try and embed a video from one site and provide a link to others too.”

Have a look at a video from Undertenminutes.com

*Keep up the fantastic work everyone involved!

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