Videos – Issue 73, August 2016

Throughout the magazines, wherever we come across a video that’s about or relevant to a resource we’re featuring, here’s where we’ll post the link. Just click and watch!

You can also view these videos on our YouTube channel. Check out the playlist for our July 2016 issue at

Getting Started using Animatron

Animatron is a browser-based animation and video editing software. You can use it to create videos, animations, or slideshows – and add a voiceover. There are tutorials and a teacher section.

EasyMeasure – Measure With Your Camera!

Simply aim your device to any object in your surroundings, and EasyMeasure displays the distance towards that object on top of the camera image.

Microsoft PowerBi Demonstration

St Andrew’s College’s Dir Director of ICT Sam McNeill has created videos demonstrating and explaining the PowerBi tool, including building a proof of concept based around analysing NCEA student achievement.

Together, Official Olympic Campaign, Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Recently, the IOC launched Together we can change the world, a campaign to promote its vision of building a better world through sport. With the aim of inspiring the “spirit of unity, hope and peace for a better tomorrow”, the first phase consists of four films: Together, Breath, Respect and Counting Stars. Each tells the story of the core Olympic values and their role in enhancing a united world through sport.

The ancient origins of the Olympics

Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? The ancient origins of the Olympics ( is an informative TED-Ed lesson on just that.

GoPro View of Cheetah Run

Can you imagine riding on a cheetah’s back? Just take a look. Cincinnati Zoo has outfitted one of its cheetahs, Savannah, with a GoPro camera and harness to capture what she sees running full speed.

Code Like A Girl

What’s it like to be a girl who codes? This video tells the story of five young app developers on their journey to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (they met Tim Cook, too).

Marching Dinosaurs – Animated Size Comparison

Humans may not have actually walked with dinosaurs … but if they had this video shows how their sizes would have compared.

This is how garbage islands have formed in the last 35 years

NASA has used data collected over nearly four decades to visualise how litter travels on the world oceans’ currents to settle in five gigantic clumps of trash. The result is quite amazing.

Proof of evolution that you can find on your body

You have your mum’s smile, your dad’s eyes, and the ear muscles of a Triassic mammal. Vestigial structures are evolution’s leftovers and are reminders of the common ancestry we share with other animals.

Antimatter Explained

Antimatter is a term in particle physics referring to a material composed of antiparticles. These have the same mass as particles of ordinary matter but have opposite charge and properties. Encounters between particles and antiparticles lead to the destruction of both.

Cool School Demo

Cool School: Where Peace Rules aims to teach kids aged 4 to 8-years-old how to share, avoid conflict and bullies, and bring peace to the playground. The game is full of cool characters and there are 24 scenarios to play.

8 Stages of Practice Room Grief

From The Top is a site that celebrates the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. There’s a stack of materials, advice and information, including behind-the-scenes stories, sneak peeks, and some great videos – including ‘8 Stages of Practice Room Grief’.

Vizia Demo Video

Add interaction to your videos with Vizia. It lets you insert multiple choice quizzes, polls, and short answer questions, as well as collect feedback/answers. Videos can be shared and embedded in websites and blogs.


ChalkMotion is a simple presentation tool that comes with a fun collection of hand-drawn stick figures and images and play-back function. Draw or trace your own illustrations, changing line width and colour, and add images from the library to help visualise and share ideas.