5 Good Places for Free Video Clips for Your Digital Interactive Projects

In today’s digital age, incorporating multimedia elements into your teaching materials can significantly enhance the learning experience. If you are using TeacherMade to create interactive curriculum content, you already know how much your students engage with audio and video clips, but it’s hard to find the exact resources you need. To help you find the best content, here are five platforms where you can find free video clips: Pixabay.com: A well-known platform for various media, including a rich collection of videos. Whether you are looking for animated cat videos or any other category, Pixabay has a vast array to choose from. You can refine your search with different settings and choose the size of the video file that suits your presentation needs. Flickr.com: Primarily known for pictures, Flickr also hosts a plethora of videos. Utilize the advanced search function to filter only videos and select the appropriate license (like creative commons) to find the perfect clip, such as videos of dogs running. Coverr.co: Another excellent platform to find high-quality video clips. Despite the presence of related ads, you can find free videos and preview them by hovering your cursor over the video thumbnail. Remember to sign in to your account

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5 Good Places to Find Free Audio Clips

Are you in search of quality audio clips to enhance your digital interactive curriculum? If you’re using TeacherMade, you know how easy it is now to incorporate multimedia elements into your digital curriculum, but where do you find free images, audio, and video resources??  Last week, we highlighted 5 Good Places for Free Images and you can read that post here. Today, we’re sharing a concise guide to sites with audio clips to make your next project that much easier. Pixabay.com https://pixabay.com/music/ : This is your go-to place for a rich music section and a sound effects library. Whether you’re looking for smooth jazz tunes or specific sound effects like a car horn, this platform has got you covered. Remember to check the license details before using any file. Sound Bible https://soundbible.com/ : A veteran in the field, Sound Bible offers a vast collection of sound effects. Though the site contains advertisements, it’s a treasure trove of sounds, from airplane landings to other ambient noises. Make sure to give credit where it’s due, as per the attribution information provided. Open Verse https://openverse.org/ : Formerly a Creative Commons search tool, Open Verse now hosts a variety of audio files. It stands

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Celebrating Constitution Day with These Free Resources

As we approach the commemoration of Constitution Day, it is a golden opportunity to immerse students in the rich tapestry of our nation’s foundational document. The Constitution is not just a historical artifact; it is a living, breathing entity that governs the structure and function of our government to this very day. As educators, fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for the Constitution is one of the most significant gifts we can bestow upon our students. You can locate Constitution Day activities for every grade band at https://www.icivics.org/ TeacherMade also has a great activity you can use with your middle or high school students. The autograded digital activity is structured as a Match Table Grid  where students are tasked with identifying roles/powers of each branch of governmentt – Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.  To use this activity, first give a brief discussion on the Constitution and how it set forth the structure for our government over 230 years. Then assign the activity and allow 15 – 20 minutes for completion. After the activity, hold a class discussion to go over the answers and encourage students to reflect on what they learned. Richard Byrne also suggests the resources available on https://docsteach.org and

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