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Best Rode Videomic Pro Settings For Any Context
 
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I share a little bit on the settings I use for my Rode Videomic Pro and T3i for the best audio. I have a Bachelors of Science in Sound Recording Technology and feel more at home with audio than video sometimes. Here's the info shared in the video: Quiet environments: +20db mic setting 1 notch from the left on mic level record settings Moderate to loud environments: 0db mic setting ≤ 25% mic level record settings Environments with lots of shifts in sounds (if you're OK with some hiss) 0db mic setting AUTO mic level setting _____________ DISCLAIMER: The links below are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This video isn't sponsored, and I wasn't given any free merchandise but the affiliate links do help support the channel so I can continue to make more videos like this :) Rode VideoMic Pro (newer version - more expensive)- http://amzn.to/2xKR5Z9 Rode VideoMic Go (less expensive) - http://amzn.to/2iPgzlp Canon T3i - http://amzn.to/2xLfygU Wide Angle Lens - http://amzn.to/2h2psr4 __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 70131 Thom Gibson
Canon T3i Settings For A Cinematic Look
 
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In this episode, I share the different settings I use on my Canon T3i to get a more professional, cinematic look. Here are the cliffs notes: Frame Rate: 1080p @ 24fps (or 720p @ 60fps if shooting something that will be in slow motion, which I slow down to 40%) Shutter Speed: Double your frame rate (as close as you can get anyways). 50 if shooting 24fps 125 if shooting 60fps ISO: As low as possible, staying under 1000 Color Settings (taken from Devin Graham - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md3m_QbuSc0) Sharpness: 0 Contrast: -1 Saturation: +1 Color Tone: +1 White Balance: Usually auto unless auto looks weird, then I scroll through various options until I find one I like. DISCLAIMER: The links below are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This video isn't sponsored, and I wasn't given any free merchandise but the affiliate links do help support the channel so I can continue to make more videos like this :) Gear used in this video: Canon T3i - http://amzn.to/2xLfygU Wide Angle Lens - http://amzn.to/2h2psr4 Rode VideoMic Pro (newer version that what I have)- http://amzn.to/2xKR5Z9 __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 112288 Thom Gibson
What Is Peace?  Students Share Their Thoughts
 
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Students (4 yr olds to seniors) from The Khabele School in Austin, TX were asked a few questions about peace. Here's what they said. Wishing your family a peaceful holiday season :) The Khabele School - www.khabele.org Music by Podington Bear
Views: 44350 Thom Gibson
Best Slow-Carb Breakfast in Under 10 Min
 
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I've eaten this same breakfast everyday for nearly the last two years. It's part of the slow-carb diet popularized by Tim Ferriss. I lost 30 lbs in the first 6 months on the diet when I started a few years back. Egg white carton 1 large egg 2 strips of thick cut organic bacon Canned lentils Organic spinach Italian Dressing Your coffee of choice Bacon - medium heat Cube half an avacado After bacon, cook lentils on low heat. Add 2 egg whites and 1 egg to lentils in pan. Stir constantly until no uncooked egg white left. Top with mexican hot sauce or salsa. Small handful of spinach in bowl with 1 tsp of Italian dressing Read more on the details of the slow-carb diet here: http://tim.blog/2007/04/06/how-to-lose-20-lbs-of-fat-in-30-days-without-doing-any-exercise/ Music by Jackson Baker - https://soundcloud.com/jack-sonbaker He's actually a former student who wrote this track specifically for this video :] __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 31160 Thom Gibson
How To Slow Carb Meal Prep
 
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In this short little movie, I walk you through how to prep your meals for the week if you're on a slow-carb diet, popularized by Tim Ferriss. More info about the slow-carb diet can be found here: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2007/04/06/how-to-lose-20-lbs-of-fat-in-30-days-without-doing-any-exercise/ I make chicken thigh fajitas with pinto beans. You have a couple options for sides being either spinach with a low carb dressing or broccoli. I do broccoli since it's easier.
Views: 8968 Thom Gibson
Using Google Sheets to Update Calendars
 
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2/5/2019 - Seems this script may not be working in the near future. If you're having issues, try using this tool called Event-o-Matic that does the same thing: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/event-o-matic/dhghafhnlbfjlifbdhggnijgpfnjfmlo?hl=en I haven't used it myself though so won't be able to answer questions about it. I walk through how to set up the FormMule script and create your first event. Here is the original FormMule Script document- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/12cUvjBUeOPMPH_ZpG2Yf0JBPkiLIRgnpG0trHYBaNNQ/copy Here's a video on how to make changes to your entries after you've run the merge: https://youtu.be/J6R69jZoU9g
Views: 121563 Thom Gibson
My Philosophy on Teaching Middle School Robotics
 
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This is episode 4 of a short series entitled Middle School Robotics. Tried something different with this episode as I sort of gave an overview of the course and my philosophy behind it, as well as a look at what we're currently working on. Filmed at The Khabele School in Austin, TX. Most of my project resources were taken from here: http://ev3lessons.com/lessons.html Music by Ratatat - http://www.ratatatmusic.com/ Blog - http://thomgibson.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/gibsonedu Instagram - https://instagram.com/khabelemath/
Views: 7456 Thom Gibson
Revising FormMule Calender Merges
 
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Check out my previous video on setting this sheet up to update your Google Calendar: https://youtu.be/eVPN-iAThsg In this video, I talk about how to make changes to those entries that you've already created in your spreadsheet.
Views: 8454 Thom Gibson
Make Your Voice Over Sound Professional
 
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Here's how I edit and process my voiceovers in Adobe Audition. 0:43 - Normalizing 1:17 - DeEsser 1:48 - Graphic EQ (boost highs) 2:09 - Dynamics Processor (compression) 3:23 - Parametric EQ (cut lows/mids) 4:50 - Dynamics Processor (gate) 5:25 - Scientific Filter (high-pass) 6:09 - Hard Limiter 7:07 - Screen with all settings Rode NT1A Mic - http://amzn.to/2xYNQ0i Scarlet 2i4 Interface (to plug mic into) - http://amzn.to/2hDxVOz Good mic/interface combo - http://amzn.to/2xZ87mj **The above links are affiliate links, meaning if you decide to get any of the items, I get a commission. Doesn't change the price of the products** __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 18239 Thom Gibson
Rode NTG2 vs. VideoMic Pro | Which Is Better?
 
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I wanted to see how much better an NTG2 would sound than my VideoMic Pro for these videos I make in my room. Settings I used during testing: VIDEOMIC PRO Flat (no high pass filter) +20db so I don’t have to depend on the amplifiers in the camera Camera set to Manual and 1 notch from the left My other video on VideoMic Pro settings - https://youtu.be/4guJNBQpmdQ NTG2 Flat (no high pass filter) Scarlet Focusrite- about 75% on pre-amplifier 75% on monitor level To figure monitor level, see levels on camera (Manual - 1 notch from the left) Amazon Affiliate Links below (if you get anything through these links, I’ll get a commission but it won’t change the price for you) VideoMic Pro - http://amzn.to/2zYHe6a NTG2 - http://amzn.to/2A1BcRJ Scarlet Focusrite - http://amzn.to/2zZucov RCA to 3.5mm - http://amzn.to/2A5pIed VideoMic Pro Extension Cable - http://amzn.to/2A5pW53 __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 6321 Thom Gibson
How To Timelapse Like Casey Neistat
 
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I walk through how to shoot and edit a timelapse similar to that of Casey Neistat, as well as giving some tips on other timelapse looks I enjoy :) Casey explaining his timelapse process : https://youtu.be/EzYxEImwbdc?t=4m3s Ben Brown Vlog Editing Tutorial - https://youtu.be/qZkOqEjnk-M?t=16m55s Some of my other filmmaking tips videos : https://goo.gl/SMLg14 I'm Thom Gibson :) New here? Here's my channel in 30-sec : https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk Find me on social media: ___ Blog - http://thomgibson.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/gibsonedu Instagram - https://instagram.com/khabelemath/
Views: 2371 Thom Gibson
Middle School Robotics - Episode 1
 
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The beginning of a short series of what happening in my middle school robotics class at The Khabele School in Austin, TX :) In this episode, some students are finishing up their "Intro To Programming" projects and others are moving onto beginning to sort their Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robotics kit. Sorting guide can be found here: https://education.lego.com/en-us/support/mindstorms-ev3/classroom-management I filmed a day in Robotics class with the group I had last semester. You can see that video here: https://youtu.be/kTNefeqfzSE Music by Podington Bear Blog - http://thomgibson.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/gibsonedu Instagram - https://instagram.com/khabelemath/
Views: 8469 Thom Gibson
Create A Bank Log Ledger Sheet in Google Sheets
 
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Creating Bank Log Spreadsheet
Views: 12458 Thom Gibson
How To Set Up A Classroom Economy Part 1
 
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I'm creating a series of videos on how I've created a classroom economy in my class where students apply for jobs, have a salary, pay rent, buy things in auctions, buy their desk, pay taxes, start a business, and more :) Find all videos and supplemental documents here - Find it here - http://www.thomgibson.com/classroomeconomy In this video, I talk about the my general goals with the classroom economy and my two main tools: My Classroom Economy Resources - www.myclassroomeconomy.org MyKidsBank - www.mykidsbank.org I don't work for either of these companies nor am I endorsed by them, I'm just a teacher who has found these tools useful. ___ I'm Thom Gibson. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @khabelemath Website - www.thomgibson.com
Views: 3626 Thom Gibson
Just A Tuesday In The Life of A Math Teacher
 
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An atypical Tuesday in the life of a math teacher / filmmaker. December 8th, 2015 in Austin, TX at The Khabele School. I'll have the holiday video up soon! A few things noted in the video: The Waze App (using real-time traffic into to find quickest route) : https://www.waze.com/ A reflection on discussion based learning: http://wp.me/p3LdGY-9D A reflection on blogging in the math classroom: http://wp.me/p3LdGY-fr A guide to developing mission statements with students: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uw2K8A_RYQc6xByF4AuwXsJhY9sYEkBWZFVfp1qU0N0/edit?usp=sharing Casey Neistat YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/caseyneistat GibsonEdu Media Voiceover Information: http://thomgibson.com/gibsonedu-media/ Blog - http://thomgibson.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/gibsonedu Instagram - https://instagram.com/khabelemath/
Views: 9351 Thom Gibson
How To Teach Group Work in Math Class
 
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In an effort to teach my students how to communicate with each other when working together in math class, I stumbled across an excellent activity called '100 Numbers to Get Students Talking' by Sara Vanderwerf. It's the best activity I've come across that that perfectly has the students model themselves what great group work looks like and then analyze the work they did, identifying what made it effective group work. Here is the '100' sheet with all the numbers on it: goo.gl/IO8cgk Here is Sara Vanderwerf's write up of the activity: goo.gl/LAEoDO Here's the slide show I use when guiding my students through the activity: goo.gl/Lqyk4Z __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 10854 Thom Gibson
A Solid (Discounted) Starter Videography Rig
 
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I share my gear and how I got most of it at fairly discounted prices. Canon T3i - http://amzn.com/B004J3V90Y Canon 18-135mm lens- http://amzn.com/B00YHCQJJ8 Canon 10-18mm lens- http://amzn.com/B00K899B9Y Joby Gorillapod Zoom- http://amzn.com/B000KFRSG4 Rode Videomic Pro- http://amzn.com/B004K8WPUQ SanDisk SD Card- http://amzn.com/B007NDL54C Amazon SD Card- http://amzn.com/B00J3KA814 Camera Shoppe Austin, TX - http://camerashoppe.net/ Blog - http://thomgibson.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/gibsonedu Instagram - https://instagram.com/khabelemath/
Views: 2661 Thom Gibson
MX Master Settings in Premiere Pro to Edit FAST!
 
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I share what quick keys I assign to each of the MX Master buttons as well as how I reconfigure the keyboard shortcuts to optimize workflow and editing speed. Download Logitech Options (to change the assignments) here - http://support.logitech.com/en_us/software/options The rundown on the MX Master assignments: Thumb Button - Delete Scroll Wheel Button - Cmd-J Square Button - Option-Del Left - Down Right - Up Keyboard Shortcuts: 1 - zoom out 2 - zoom in 3 - full timeline 4 - rewind 5 - stop 6 - fast forward D - 1 frame left F - 1 frame right E - in point R - out point Z - insert Cmd R - Scale To Frame Size __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 9203 Thom Gibson
How To Edit Fast Cuts
 
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In today's episode, I share my workflow when doing a sequence of really fast cuts in Premiere Pro :)
Views: 60693 Thom Gibson
How to Get Your First Teaching Job When Nobody's Calling You Back
 
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I got this advice on how to get my first teaching job from Mark Benthall, one of my instructors in Texas Teachers alternative teaching program. Here's my 'script' for what I said to try and get facetime with the principal's w/out asking for an interview: "Hi my name's Thom Gibson and I've applied online but I just wanted to come by and drop off my updated resume and see if the principal was in just so I could shake her hand and give her a face to the name. I'm not looking for an interview, I just wanted to see if the principal was available today just to introduce myself" Music by Jackson Baker - www.soundcloud.com/jack-sonbaker (Jackson is actually a former student of mine!) __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 904 Thom Gibson
Teaching Square Roots With Cheez-Its
 
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I share my thoughts pre-lesson, vlog the actual lesson with two of my classes, and reflect on what I'd change next time. Here's the slide show I created for the lesson: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MsnaykWg7qA6CWTkG_NRTCVTL8Do9wXT2fmWnTG-Kko I talk about KenKen puzzles in the video as well. These puzzles are an option in my class for students who finish their work early. Find the puzzles here: http://www.kenkenpuzzle.com/ I originally got this idea from a teacher named Julie Reulbach. See her write up here: https://ispeakmath.org/2012/05/03/square-roots-with-cheez-its-and-a-graphic-organizer/ Music by Podington Bear - http://soundofpicture.com __ I’m Thom Gibson. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Website - thomgibson.com
Views: 7204 Thom Gibson
Display Motor Speed on Lego EV3 Screen
 
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A tutorial for my students to help them learn how to display various data on their screen using the text merger operation on their Lego EV3 kits. __ I’m1080 Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 1882 Thom Gibson
The Most Important Thing We Do at My School
 
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Each year, my school goes on a 3-day retreat called The Forward. It's sole purpose is to build community and strengthen relationships. We don't put an academic lens on it in order to make it 'worth it.' The time together in nature away from the city and technology makes it worth it. Headwaters School - www.headwaters.org Music by Delicate Steve - http://www.delicatesteve.com __ I’m Thom Gibson. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Website - thomgibson.com
Views: 1271 Thom Gibson
How To Shoot Buttery Smooth Slow-Motion
 
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The cheat sheet: Set your settings to the highest frame rate Set your shutter-speed to double your frame rate To figure out the percentage to slow your footage down, use the following formula: Timeline FPS ÷ Clip FPS = Percentage to slow down to Example: 24FPS ÷ 60FPS = 0.40 (or 40%) I'd have to slow my 60FPS clip down to 40% for it to match my timeline w/out losing or holding any frames. __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 1217 Thom Gibson
Kenya Vlog 11 - Teaching My First Class in Kenya
 
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Sara and I embark to Kenya for a month of medical volunteer work. I'm vlogging the experience. I volunteered at The Kijabe Boys High School for a couple of days to teach them some basic photography skills for a yearbook type magazine they're putting together. Music by Podington Bear- http://www.soundofpicture.com
Views: 3452 Thom Gibson
Running Multiple Sensors at Once on EV3
 
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How to run multiple sensors at the same time on LEGO EV3 and avoid the issue of sending mixed motor signals. __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 2451 Thom Gibson
Creating Class Jobs | Classroom Economy Part 2
 
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I'm creating a series of videos on how I've created a classroom economy in my class where students apply for jobs, have a salary, pay rent, buy things in auctions, buy their desk, pay taxes, start a business, and more :) Find all videos and supplemental resources here - http://www.thomgibson.com/classroomeconomy In this video, I talk about the different class jobs I have and my rationale behind them. Document with all class jobs with monthly salary - https://www.evernote.com/l/ARVkNVVCiWBM245UFqOPf6EgZRfNG3p0NHs Example of one of the newsletters students create- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1klW2gpu622O7YMa-78zrqkg9_GxOH3lzQ9fWDrXBDhQ/edit?usp=sharing I don't work for any companies mentioned nor am I endorsed by any of them, I'm just a teacher who has found these tools useful. ___ I'm Thom Gibson. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @khabelemath Website - www.thomgibson.com
Views: 1815 Thom Gibson
Best Rock Climbing In Texas
 
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I'm a newbie rock climber and got a chance to spend the day at Reimers Ranch in Dripping Springs, TX to do some climbs with a couple friends. Music by Ratatat ___ I'm Thom Gibson. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @khabelemath Website - www.thomgibson.com
Views: 1260 Thom Gibson
How We Paid $120,000 of Med School Loans in 4 Years!
 
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My wife and I recently finished paying off $120,000 in medical school loans. This is our journey in how we did it. We did it in four years. Three of those years were when she was in residency. I was making $45k and she was making $55k. We put $3k towards the loan each month. After residency her income bumped to that of a practicing outpatient pediatrician and we started putting $4k a month towards the loan for those last 10 months. Forgot to mention it in the video but I also shared a few of my tips & tricks using Goodbudget on the Goodbudget Way podcast. That episode will be released soon :) The Total Money Makeover - https://amzn.to/2M2f7FY Goodbudget - http://www.goodbudget.com The Goodbudget Way Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YutQYK7OI0&list=PLBwAMEOUv5k3RJN3Um6Lib6TECnJTklmb&index=2&t=0s __ I’m Thom Gibson. I teach middle school math, robotics, a high school YouTuber elective, creator of The Thom Gibson Podcast and the Books & Beef Jerky #bookstagram, and learner of Mandarin and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu,. My Video, Podcasting, & Computer Equipment - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thomgibson?listId=OSIVCXVJ01NY&ref=idea_share_inf **contains affiliate links** Some of My Favorite Books - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thomgibson?listId=2XK3V2GG6NVI1&ref=idea_share_inf **contains affiliate links** Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Check out The Thom Gibson Podcast, an NPR-style education-focused podcast - https://thomgibson.com/category/podcast/ Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @booksandbeefjerky Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 766 Thom Gibson
Introducing Students To The System | Classroom Economy Part 4
 
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I'm creating a series of videos on how I've created a classroom economy in my class where students apply for jobs, have a salary, pay rent, buy things in auctions, buy their desk, pay taxes, start a business, and more :) Find all videos and supplemental resources here - http://www.thomgibson.com/classroomeconomy In this video, I discuss the ways I introduce the students to the economy and the application I have them fill out. Here is the slideshow I use to introduce it to them- https://docs.google.com/a/headwaters.org/presentation/d/1US_ltVhP27uLN6gZWT0LcoBhzuO9iqSI22tpoCMz2K8/edit?usp=sharing Here is the Google Form I use for their application - https://goo.gl/forms/jMWGPq8qdzZp2N162 ___ I'm Thom Gibson. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @khabelemath Website - www.thomgibson.com
Views: 1151 Thom Gibson
Halloween at Headwaters
 
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My school (Headwaters School) has a Halloween costume contest every year. It's a ton of fun :) Headwaters - www.headwaters.org Music by - Andrew Gold, remixed by Fluxxy https://soundcloud.com/ellipsesfluxx __ I’m Thom Gibson. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Website - thomgibson.com
Views: 684 Thom Gibson
Creating Lego Machine Guns & Catapults in Robotics
 
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Students had the opportunity to create whatever they wanted for their final project in Robotics. Among the creations were a few musical instruments, a machine gun, a catapult, and a few others :) Rubric for the final project - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vh5fV9ZyKg1bXsic3gAQaWJzCbi9mP_yezmLk7ijWBU/edit Music by Moebius - https://moebius-official.bandcamp.com/ __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 3651 Thom Gibson
Getting Started With The DJI Mavic Pro
 
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My school just got a drone and we'll be using it in classes for lots of various things! These tutorials were made to be a resource to the students at teachers at my school...and really anyone wanting to learn about the Mavic :) __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 2276 Thom Gibson
China Ep 8 | What I Loved About My Time in China
 
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The final installment of the China Vlog Series :) I reflect on our time there as we journey home. What I liked, what surpised me, what I didn't really like, and more. Music by Phoonet - https://soundcloud.com/phoonet/ __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 310 Thom Gibson
Fractions & Recipes - 6th Grade Math Project
 
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Tried a new project this year to close out our fractions unit. Here's the rubric: https://goo.gl/T6BhXn __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 8305 Thom Gibson
What I Learned from a Semester in a High School Mandarin Class
 
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I've been taking the mandarin class offered at my school during my free period. I share my reflections on being in the classroom again as well as the final speaking presentation that I did where I talked about the members of my family. Enjoy :) Music by Yungin (song called Mist...miswrote it in the video) https://soundcloud.com/yungin_oe/mist __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 871 Thom Gibson
How To Teach Solving 2-Step Equations
 
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I walk through my process of preparing for and giving a lesson for my Pre-Algebra classes on 2-Step Equations. I found the lesson on Julie Reulbach's blog (http://ispeakmath.org/2014/06/16/math-magic-for-solving-multi-step-equations/) who modified her lesson from Sadie Estrella's idea (https://iamamathnerd.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/the-long-awaited-post/). Check both of those links for some in-depth write-ups. Here is the powerpoint I used to guide our game and discussion: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19s1n7LqulAs1sJ2D63OVlAqlIo9QMIkOK-9w4kWBIIk/edit?usp=sharing I got most of my ideas for the classroom economy from this website (http://myclassroomeconomy.org/). They have everything you need to get started. You can also see my blog where I wrote about starting the process on Week 1 of school (http://thomgibson.com/2015/08/28/week-1-less-stress-than-im-used-to/) Also, if you're interested, here's the recipe I used to make the jerky. You don't need a dehydrator. http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/11/20/how-to-make-the-best-beef-jerky-in-the-world/ Let me know if you have any feedback, ideas, or questions :) Music by Podington Bear - http://soundofpicture.com Blog - http://thomgibson.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/gibsonedu Instagram - https://instagram.com/khabelemath/
Views: 2077 Thom Gibson
China Ep 6 | Chengdu Pt 2 | Some Time With Ya-Shi The Panda
 
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Sara got to cross off her top bucket list item on our visit to the panda reservation in Chengdu. We also see a beautiful local park and the classic Jin Li street. Music by: Ljudbilden & Piloten - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HThH-dy8TvQ&list=PLWAXKhM2Z2wVocrSgb9U1UAwJ7XCyEPn4 __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 1879 Thom Gibson
Bonus Money & Fines | Classroom Economy Part 3
 
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I'm creating a series of videos on how I've created a classroom economy in my class where students apply for jobs, have a salary, pay rent, buy things in auctions, buy their desk, pay taxes, start a business, and more :) Find all videos and supplemental resources here - http://www.thomgibson.com/classroomeconomy In this video, I talk about the different ways students get fined and ways they can earn bonus money in the classroom. Here's the cheat sheet: Fines Dishonesty- $500 Rude Behavior- $100 Off Task Behavior- $50 Missing Work / Supplies- $50 Tardiness- $50 Job Infraction- $50 Bathroom Break- $25 Bonus Money Community service- $50 Khan Academy (sheet w/ amount of bonus money - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tI49kuLD7ra0W7-sNAZHcl7v48REy9w5QltGiuFBJVo/edit#gid=0 100 on a math quiz $50 100 on any test- $200 Extracurricular activity- $100 Coming to office hours to work on math $25 Read A Book $200 I don't work for any companies mentioned nor am I endorsed by any of them, I'm just a teacher who has found these tools useful. ___ I'm Thom Gibson. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @khabelemath Website - www.thomgibson.com
Views: 1081 Thom Gibson
My First Half-Marathon
 
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Wasn't planning on making a video of this but started recording at the beginning (because that's just what I do now) and ended up with this short doc of the run. First half-marathon. I came in 3,347th place Music By: Justice - https://www.facebook.com/etjusticepourtous/ __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. My Amazon Shop (equipment I use, books I love, etc) - http://amazon.com/shop/thomgibson **contains affiliate links** Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 551 Thom Gibson
How to download a YouTube video to your computer using KeepVid
 
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How to download a YouTube video to your computer with KeepVid.
Views: 1472 Thom Gibson
China Ep 5 | Chengdu Pt 1 | Ancient Villages, Giant Buddha, and Hot Pot
 
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The first part of our Chengdu adventure. Experiences with hot pot, the big Buddha of Leshan, and one of the ancient villiages. __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 354 Thom Gibson
Sumo Robots Battle It Out!
 
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Students had to create a robot that would push other robots out of our sumo ring. This was battle day. Here's the rubric for the project: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xvGwLeDC3yXe33MvgT3h3tEOfQqVwPWYf5utgLBh9fQ/edit Last year, I vlogged every week in our robotics class. Check those videos out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAyyaqhkc4&index=1&list=PLw9CvBlOxVpdQhOpvt-9bXfOWVPuW_F-a Music by Big Data - https://soundcloud.com/bigdatabigdata _____ I’m Thom Gibson. Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Website - thomgibson.com
Views: 978 Thom Gibson
Project Week at The Khabele School (2015) - A Short Documentary
 
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An exploration of self-generated and project-based learning at The Khabele School in Austin, TX. To learn more about the Khabele School, visit: http://www.khabele.org Created by Thom H. Gibson Music: "Light Thought var 1" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Daydream Heartbeat" Podington Bear (soundofpicture.com) "Filaments" Podington Bear (soundofpicture.com) "Vivacity" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Views: 931 Thom Gibson
Using A Drone in Middle School Math
 
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I got an innovation grant from my school to buy a drone. One of the goals was to incorporate it into the math and sciences. My first drone lesson was on unit rates in my Pre-Algebra class. Here's how it went :) Drone & Unit Rates Handout - https://goo.gl/Rro6FG __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 1813 Thom Gibson
Project Week at The Khabele School (2016) - 1 Week to Explore Whatever You Want
 
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An exploration of a yearly event at The Khabele School called Project Week. Filmed March 2016 in Austin, TX. Create by Thom Gibson. The Khabele School - www.khabele.org Music by Podington Bear - www.soundofpicture.com
Views: 2009 Thom Gibson
Edit Talking Head Videos Punchier & Faster in Premiere Pro
 
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I made this tutorial for students in my YouTube Video Production class as I found they were taking quite a bit of time editing some of their talking head videos. The rundown: Quickkeys- Zoom Out & In - 1 & 2 1 Frame Left & Right - D & F Rewind, Stop, Forward - 4, 5, 6 Use the audio track to guide you, take out the smallest of gaps (utilizing the Q & R quickkeys), and try to keep your left hand on the left side of the keyboard and your right hand on your mouse or trackpad. __ I’m Thom Gibson. I teach middle school math, robotics, a high school YouTuber elective, creator of The Thom Gibson Podcast and the Books & Beef Jerky #bookstagram, and learner of Mandarin and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu,. My Video, Podcasting, & Computer Equipment - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thomgibson?listId=OSIVCXVJ01NY&ref=idea_share_inf **contains affiliate links** Some of My Favorite Books - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thomgibson?listId=2XK3V2GG6NVI1&ref=idea_share_inf **contains affiliate links** Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Check out The Thom Gibson Podcast, an NPR-style education-focused podcast - https://thomgibson.com/category/podcast/ Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @booksandbeefjerky Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 399 Thom Gibson
Project Week at Headwaters School (2017)
 
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Each year at Headwaters School, students get a chance to take a week off of regular classes to explore an interest of their choice. Here's what students explored in 2017. Headwaters School - www.headwaters.org Music by: Arp - https://arproject.bandcamp.com/ Mokhov - https://mokhov.net/ __ I’m Thom Gibson. I’m a middle school teacher and filmmaker. Here’s what my channel’s about in 30 seconds - https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk I’ve also got a short film on how I got into filmmaking - https://youtu.be/DOJxQFYx32g Find me on social media :) Twitter - @gibsonedu Instagram - @headwatersmath Blog - thomgibson.com
Views: 1079 Thom Gibson
Kenya Vlog 02 - Mai Mahiu
 
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Sara and I embark to Kenya for a month of medical volunteer work. I'm vlogging the experience. The first part of the trip will be with the Global Outreach Program through Dell Children's Hospital in partnership with Ubuntu. In today's vlog, we make it to Mai Mahiu and take a walk through the community to the clinic. Dell Children's Global Outreach - https://www.supportdellchildrens.org/learn/about-us/an-overview Music by Tycho (tychomusic.com/)
Views: 600 Thom Gibson
STUDENT STEALS CAMERA TO VLOG LIKE CASEY NEISTAT!
 
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A few days ago, I brought my camera to work for a video I was making in math class. Max asked if he could run around with my camera filming things like Casey Neistat. Here's what he ended up with. Filmed at Headwaters School in Austin, TX. Music by Johnny Rock - https://soundcloud.com/johnnyrockmusic I'm Thom Gibson :) New here? Here's my channel in 30-sec : https://youtu.be/2Y2yzAPyfhk Find me on social media: ___ Blog - http://thomgibson.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/gibsonedu Instagram - https://instagram.com/khabelemath/
Views: 2587 Thom Gibson