Video exercises are often assembled using different media resources like images, sounds, music and even other videos. Thus, the first step to create a new video exercise is to gather existing content from the internet or to create it yourself. For now, we are going to focus in the former: gathering existing content to assemble your exercise.
In Babelium we encourage the use of Public Domain/Creative Commons works. This approach helps the dissemination of the work and avoids issues with Copyright laws.
There are many places were you can get Creative Commons content.
- Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons
- Google Images: http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search
- National Gallery of Art: https://images.nga.gov/en/page/show_home_page.html
- Museum Of New Zealand: http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/
- Jamendo: http://www.jamendo.com
- Dig the mix: http://dig.ccmixter.org
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/groups/creative-commons
- More websites: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/14-websites-to-find-free-creative-commons-music/
- Youtube (filtering the search results with Creative Commons licenses)
HOW TO DOWNLOAD VIDEOS
Using a browser plugin
You can use a browser plugin that allows you to download videos from different video hosting sites. Our team uses NetVideoHunter for Firefox, due to its simplicity, but there are other popular options such as VideoDownloadHelper for Firefox and FDV Downloader for Chrome.
More information on how to use NetVideoHunter coming soon.