Zamzar is a revolutionary website that allows you to convert files online, for free! Not only is it a free resource, it doesn't require users to download any software. The discovery of this awesome site is certainly going to help me bring more of these YouTube videos to the classroom. I have now successfully converted a video using this program (and it was really easy!!) The timing of finding Zamzar is impeccable! On Friday, we went on a field trip to the Vulcan Rock Quarry in Kennesaw, Georgia. The students got to venture into the giant pit as we explored mining, aggregates, and excavation. We actually had to leave the facility slightly because they were planning a large explosion in the excavation process. Because no visitors could be on the premises when the actually detonation occurred, the students only got to see the set up and preparation. They were all disappointed about not getting to see the actual explosion. When we returned to the school, I tried, unsuccessfully, to find a video clip of the rock excavation explosion. I knew there would be video clips on YouTube, but with such restricted usage, I was unable to access it at school. So, I have now converted this YouTube clip, using Zamzar and will be able to show it to the students on Monday. Thankful for the perfect timing of this resource!!
Check out the video that my students will see. It's an underwater rock excavation explosion. Unfortunately, because I don’t have WeeblyPro, I can’t actually embed the video clip here… but I can link it! Enjoy!