Last month I wrote a post about Zamzar, a great website that will convert files from YouTube, etc. and send you the conversion in email.  Tonight I found something even better IF you have SMART Notebook or some other software that can playback video.  My entire purpose for looking into this was to find a way to embed these kinds of media into a SMART notebook for use in the classroom. SMART notebook has a built-in .flv player, so it was just a matter of finding a free add-on that would let me snag videos and other media.  Enter Download Helper.  I admit it wasn't the first one I tried, but others had little to no success and as soon as I downloaded this -- presto chango -- instant success!  I haven't looked for anything similar to use with IE simply because Firefox is my preferred browser.  If I get to a point where I need to use IE again, I suppose I'll be doing more research.  In the meantime, check out this program by following the link.  It's really a fantastic and simple tool!



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    Heather Kaiser

    I have been teaching in CCS for 12 years.  I am a facilitator of mentor training, raising the bar: infusing rigor into your lessons,  and quality tools.


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    June 2009