Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a free membership allow?
Free members can search for all other members to communicate with, ask questions and collaborate on lessons. Free members can also create, sell and purchase lessons. Finally, free members can host and join forums.

Does a free membership allow users to create and sell lessons?
Yes. Users who have registered as free members may also create, purchase and sell lessons.

How do I create a lesson and transfer it to my account?
Use any video software. Upload the video onto any of the following- Youtube, Vimer, Wistia Make sure you upload as “unlisted”. Then upload your video in your “Create your Lesson” section.

How do I upload a lesson?
Go to your profile page. Click on “Create Lesson”. Give it a name. You can also give it an image. Pick a category. Where it says “Overview”, you can give it a description or upload a preview.Give it a price. We suggest you start anywhere from $5 to$10. You may increase the price if your lesson is frequently bought. Let the market dictate the value of the lesson. Upload your lesson under “Lesson Content”. Then press “Save”.

Why not just use Youtube to find lessons?
Lessons on Youtube are buried. The ones that show up are because either they have received alot of hits or the owner of the lesson paid to have it moved to the top of the list. GlobalEd Connector allows lessons to be easily found. Also, the good lessons on Youtube are generally not available because the owner has selected to “unlist” it. Youtube is just used for storage.

Best Practices

As educators, we are all sensitive to the privacy and safety of the students we teach. GlobalEd is no different. We must pay attention to best practices when making video lessons.  It is important to take some precautions when recording lessons. Please also consult with a school administrator to determine what your school’s policies are. With that in mind, please consider taking the following steps when you decide to record a lesson. 

Suggestions

  1. Consider recording from your home or in a neutral space. You may not need the presence of students.                                                                                                           
  2. If recording in your classroom, place your camera such that students are not visible in the frame.
  1. Record using colleagues as your students.

      4. If you want to do an interactive lesson with your students, be sure to ask your administrators permission to record.  You may have to have your parents sign a              waiver.

  1. You can always do an interactive lesson outside of school using your own waivers, your friends and/or your friends’ children. 

Again, it is important to consult with an administrator to understand the school’s policy regarding privacy and safety of the students. Once it has been made clear, please use any digital recording software to record your lesson.  Store it on a video storage site ex. Youtube.  Then upload the url onto your “Create Lesson” page found on your “Profile” page.  Give your lesson a title.  Pick a subject matter.  Give it a creative cover.  Upload a preview and you are all set.

If you are not yet a member, please go to www.globaledconnector.org and join now.  It’s absolutely free.

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