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Teachers Connect Classrooms Using Skype

by Barbara J. Feldman April 6, 2011

This week, Skype, the voice and video chat application, announced Skype in the Classroom, a free service to help teachers connect their classrooms with other classrooms around the world. With 4800 teachers already signed up, teachers can find partner classrooms by searching geographically or by project. Project postings summarize the kind of interaction teachers are […]

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Amazon Prime Offers Free Streaming

by Barbara J. Feldman March 2, 2011

Amazon Prime members got a nice bonus this week when Amazon announced free, unlimited video streaming for all Prime members without any additional fees. The Amazon streaming library currently consists of about 5000 movies and television episodes. In addition to streaming to your computer, Prime instant videos can also be seen on Roku, Google TV […]

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How To Download Flash Videos

by Barbara J. Feldman March 31, 2010

When downloading Flash videos for offline viewing or transferring to an MP3 player, detailed how-to instructions vary, depending on where you are grabbing the video from, and what browser you are using. For example, Firefox users can use the Video Download Helper extension for most situations, and You Tube videos can usually be grabbed by […]

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How to Find Legal Online Movies

by Barbara J. Feldman August 25, 2009

Speedcine is an index of about 13,000 full-length movies you can legally watch online. Some of the sites it links to offer free movies, such as Hulu and Fancast , while others charge, such as Amazon’s Video on Demand. While still in beta, Speedcine warns that not all movies are listed in the alphabetic index […]

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How to Remove Your Comments from YouTube

by Barbara J. Feldman February 10, 2009

New this year on the popular video site is the ability to delete comments you once posted and now regret. To remove such a comment, login to your YouTube account, go to the “Text Comments” section below the appropriate video, and click the “Remove” button next to your comment.

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How to Download YouTube Videos onto your iPod

by Barbara J. Feldman August 5, 2008

Ever wonder about downloading YouTube videos onto your iPod? The problem is that YouTube (and most other video sharing sites) uses a Flash format, and your iPod needs a QuickTime format such as MP4. The solution is a piece of software that will assist with the video download, do the format conversion, and place the […]

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