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Electing a US President in Plain English
 
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Short guide to understanding how the U.S. elects a new president. This has been viewed well over a million times and helped many people finally understand the Electoral College. Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter And don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to this channel for more great Explainer Videos like this: http://youtube.com/channel/UCs-SOeljpyBAvS6fYAR2egw?sub_confirmation=1
Views: 1580314 Common Craft
Augmented Reality - Explained by Common Craft
 
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An introduction to the technology that adds a layer of useful information to the "reality" we see on screens of mobile phone and computers. Made 6 years before "Pokémon Go" was a thing. Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 192016 Common Craft
RSS in Plain English
 
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A short explanation of RSS and how it helps you save time reading the web. This video introduces RSS as a way to subscribe to websites and save time on the Web. An "old vs. new" theme illustrates how RSS differs from visiting web sites independently, including: • The new and old ways of reading news on the web • An introduction to RSS Readers • How to identify and subscribe to an RSS feed • What to expect when using an RSS reader Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licenced for use by educators.. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 2670972 Common Craft
Zombies in Plain English
 
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We're worried about you and your brain this Halloween. It's zombie season and we made this video to help you get through it, brain intact. This is a satirical video created to celebrate Halloween and help protect your brain. The video focuses on surviving a zombie attack. It teaches: • Identifying zombies • Surviving an attack • Killing the UNdead • What to do in case of a zombie bite See the http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/ for more zombie survival hints. Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 2050166 Common Craft
Blogs in Plain English
 
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A video for people who wonder why blogs are such a big deal. This video introduces the concept of a blog as a way for every person to have the power to share news and information. It includes: - How blogs are changing the idea of news in the 21st century - How blogs are created and organized - The role of blogs in bringing like-minded people together - How blogs facilitate conversation and networking Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licenced for use by educators.. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 1490091 Common Craft
Libraries in the Internet Age
 
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We love libraries and librarians. We want them to succeed and we made this video to help the public understand how libraries have changed in the Internet Age. Libraries and librarians have evolved, and these days what they can do may surprise you. This video explains why libraries are more important than ever. It teaches: • Why information is the real focus of every library • How the Internet has impacted libraries • Why more information isn’t always better • How libraries and librarians help us navigate information • What you are likely to find in libraries today Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 27855 Common Craft
Social Media in Plain English
 
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A simple story that illustrates the forces shaping social media. This video is a metaphor-rich explanation of Social Media. It tells of a town that changes as a result of democratization. It teaches: • Social Media's role in giving people the power to produce video, music, etc. on the web • How social media compares to traditional media • How fans play a role in deciding what should be findable and popular • The benefits of social media to individuals and organizations Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 1190276 Common Craft
Social Networking in Plain English
 
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A short explanation of social networking websites and why they are popular. This video introduces the basic ideas behind Social Networking. It focuses on the role of social networking in solving real-world problems. It teaches: • The role of people networks in business and personal life • The hidden nature of real-world people networks • How social networking sites reveal hidden connections • The basic features of social networking websites Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 1336630 Common Craft
Wiki in Plain English
 
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A short explanation of wikis and how they can be used to coordinate a group. This video introduces a wiki website as a resource for helping a group of campers organize and coordinate information for a camping trip. It includes: - Why email is a poor choice for coordinating a group's input - The basics of using a wiki - How the group edits the wiki to add, remove and edit their camping supplies list. - Adding a new wiki page to account for diverse needs Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 2314478 Common Craft
Selfish Jerks - A Quick Explanation of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
 
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If you've ever asked "why does he act that way?", then this video is for you. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is real and more relevant than ever. Understand why it matters in 2.5 minutes. Why we made this video: https://medium.com/p/adbc7f67d8d5 Sources and Related Resources: Mayo Clinic on Narcissistic Personality Disorder http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/basics/symptoms/con-20025568 Web MD: What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/narcissistic-personality-disorder Harvard Business Review: Narcissistic Leaders: The Incredible Pros, The Inevitable Cons https://hbr.org/2004/01/narcissistic-leaders-the-incredible-pros-the-inevitable-cons Wikipedia Links: Personality Disorders https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personality_disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder Mental Health Resources: National Mental Health Consumer Self-Help Clearinghouse 1–800–553–4539 [email protected] http://www.mhselfhelp.org/ Center for Mental Health Services National Mental Health Information Center 1–800–789–2647 http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/ http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses.
Views: 27793 Common Craft
Net Neutrality - Explained by Common Craft
 
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The debate on Net Neutrality is about the future of the Internet and the outcomes of this debate could impact every US internet user. This video explains what net neutrality is and why it matters, by focusing first on the idea of neutrality. It teaches: • What neutrality means outside of the Internet • Why utilities, like providers of electricity, are designed to be neutral • Why the internet is currently similar to a utility • How the internet experience could change without neutrality Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 47261 Common Craft
Twitter in Plain English
 
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A quick and plain English intro the micro-blogging service Twitter. This video introduces the Twitter service. It focuses on Twitter's ability to connect people in new ways, using short messages and includes: • Why answers to the question "what are you doing" are interesting • The mechanics of Twitter - signing up, sharing and reading messages • How a skeptical person fell in love with Twitter Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators.. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 3051219 Common Craft
Blockchain Explained by Common Craft
 
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Understand why blockchain matters in 3.5 minutes. This video is not technical and designed to make understanding easy for anyone. https://commoncraft.com Need videos like this for your classroom? This video is part of a unique video library used by educators in over 50 countries. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. FOLLOW US: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 6568 Common Craft
How the U.S. Elects a President (Updated)
 
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The staggeringly complex U.S. Electoral College explained. Want to improve your explanation skills and learn to make Common Craft Style videos? Check out: http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. FOLLOW US: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 8136 Common Craft
Twitter Search in Plain English
 
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How Twitter Search creates new opportunities for business feedback, tracking news in real time and discovering trends. This video uses a metaphor of “Twitterville” to illustrate the opportunities to use the Twitter Search feature to find people and information, read news and discover emerging information. It teaches how Twitter Search: • Helps businesses listen to customer feedback • Creates a real-time news source • Makes trending topics visible • Connects related information with hashtags Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 194701 Common Craft
Learn and Understand Quickly with the Feynman Technique
 
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A simple and efficient method for understanding and teaching a new subject. http://ExplainerAcademy.com If you're interested in learning more about the skill of explanation and creating animated videos like this one, check out our online courses at the Explainer Academy. http://CommonCraft.com Our library of ready-made videos is designed to help you teach more efficiently by explaining big ideas with context and clarity. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. FOLLOW US: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 769 Common Craft
A Personal Welcome (Back) from Lee LeFever
 
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Lee LeFever and Common Craft are known for making the first explainer videos of the YouTube era. Discover what this channel is all about today. Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. FOLLOW US: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 853 Common Craft
The Common Craft Way
 
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How Common Craft makes it easier for YOU to make your own Explainer videos. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. FOLLOW US: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 3367 Common Craft
Truly UNcut: Time Lapse of Computer Hardware in Plain English
 
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Raw footage from a video shoot in fast motion, set to music by Deff Syndicate "Hip-Hop-1." Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 27290 Common Craft
Making of Twitter Search in Plain English - Time Lapse
 
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Time-lapse footage of the making of "Twitter Search in Plain English" https://youtu.be/jGbLWQYJ6iM Music: Freestyle Percussion Magik: Flamenco Flight. Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. SOCIAL: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 45355 Common Craft
A personal welcome from Lee LeFever
 
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Lee LeFever and Common Craft are known for making the first explainer videos of the YouTube era. Discover what this channel is all about today. Need explainer videos for your classroom? This video is a sample from a unique video library that can be licensed for use by educators. http://CommonCraft.com/ Ready-made Videos and Downloadable Visuals for Educators http://ExplainerAcademy.com/ Learn how to turn your ideas into clear, understandable explanations and animated explainer videos with our online courses. http://ArtOfExplanation.com/ We wrote the book on explanation and how to make ideas easy to understand. FOLLOW US: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 6959 Common Craft
Our Dog's Terrible Catching Skills: Explained by Sachi's Mom
 
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At Common Craft, our dog "Maybe" is our mascot. She is an awesome dog in so many ways, but she's terrible at catching treats. Sachi's Mom recently left a voicemail that explains why this is such a huge challenge for her. As you'll see in the video, she may have a point. FOLLOW US: Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CommonCraft Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/CommonCraft Email ►https://www.commoncraft.com/newsletter
Views: 788 Common Craft