Social Networking in Plain English

One of my favourite “educational” videos at the moment comes from Common Craft who make these wonderful lo-tech videos involving paper, pen and a little DIY animation which is quite reminiscent of “Vision On“, the old BBC children’s programme from the 60’s and 70’s that featured Tony Hart.

So pull a chair up and watch how they explain the concept of social networking in plain english.

As you can see, I have discovered how to embed YouTube videos into an EduSpaces blog. To do this, use the following syntax:


Where “url” is the URL of the video you want to show, so in the above example it’s:

Note: You then must enclose the “video:url” statement within the opening and closing double curly brackets, so it reads:

Video Syntax

Have fun and enjoy.


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