Use ZAMZAR to convert YouTube url to .mov file for use in school.

Save a Horse

on schoolserver

a short video summarizing some of the most
important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals,
hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what... Ryan Bretag's Blog on this topic.

Learning to Change Techies talk about the
lack of technology use in education. ranked 55th... My Blog on the topic. 

Shifts Happens a Did you Know piece. necessary for us to know.

Another Did You Know of great importance to our scholars.

From: Dawn Sahouani

I use youtube videos from time to time and was wondering if you have any
suggestions to add to my repertoire.  Here's what I got so far:

Brazilian Soccer team.

My teaching point for this video is that no matter how much flair and
razzle-dazzle you give me, if it doesn't go "in" it doesn't count for
anything but a zero.  Fancy foot work doesn't count for squat if your
assignment doesn't get turned in.

Blow up a whale

This is a news story of a dead whale that washes up on a beach.  The highway
department decides to blow it to smithereens so that the seagulls, crabs and
scavengers will carry away the last bits of the stinking carcass.  "Blast
blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds" is a great example of
alliteration.  Beyond that, it's a great reminder that what one EXPECTS to
happen isn't always what WILL happen.  Investigate the realm of possible
outcomes.  Plan for and adjust strategies accordingly.  

Adidas "Unstopable" commercial

What barriers, real or imagined, are holding us back?  How to we push
through and overcome obstacles?  

Honda Accord commercial

Every action has an impact on something else.  We are all connected.  Beyond
that, it's just cool.

Cement guy revenge

This is a European commercial without words.  I use it to talk about jumping
to conclusions before having all the evidence.  I've also used it in a
grammar unit as a way of generating lists of verbs, adjectives, adverbs,

Dutch glider commercial

Again, European commercial with no words.  I use it the same as the cement
truck, but also "show don't tell" and writing narratives from varying

Maids clean crime scene

Be sure to cover all your bases, or in this class - tape off all the

I love the Centraal Beheer commercials.  If you put "Centraal Beheer" as
your search words, you'll hit on a whole string of them.  

No list would be complete without Introducing the Book

Our tech people appreciated it a lot!

Billy Collins has a series of animated poems that are interesting.
The Country
The poem

The poem

The Dead
The poem

P.S.  I download them to my external hard drive using "tube sock" (software
I bought online for 14.99) and play it using Windows Media Player.  Youtube
is blocked at our school.

From: Kevin Collins 

    Here's a bunch of my favorites, which I show to my students for lots 
of reasons (I teach a variety of courses: American Literature, American 
Studies, Media Design -- so there are different reasons for showing 
each...but I'm sure you can find connections)

Animator v. animation
Highbrow view: Brilliant use of "self-referential" media; postmodernist
Lowbrow view: kick-ass animation

The Web is Us/ing Us
Could be Ted Nellen's biopic...interesting analysis of shift from WWW to 
Web 2.0

whiteboard animation
excellent stop action achieved simply by drawing on a white board

juggling to the Beatles for us baby boomers
Backup Scandanavian beatbox master: achieved not by voice, but by terrific video editing Hans Rosling this is SO worth taking the time to watch all 20 minutes. Hans Rosling bring statistics alive. You won't regret it. Kevin From: Barbara Monroe [ Some characters may be displayed incorrectly. ] I really like using YouTube clips for gateway activties. One of my favorite set of texts: Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends" From: Christopher Morgan Thanks for all the excellent YouTube clips. Here's one that you have to see: Chris From: Greg Van Nest I recently showed this one to my students and had them journal about it. Some kids wrote some really neat reflections, others "didn't get it." We Are Here: The Pale Blue Dot Greg Stephen Wiltshire draws Rome
Stephen Wiltshire draws Hong Kong
Stephen Wiltshire draws Toyko > John writes: > > Hey Ted, > I'm off list because I've babbled to all enough for one week.Hope you don't > mind some babble to you. > > You asked why facebook in your post and man, it's a good, good question. I'm > not sure I have an answer to it -and I'm not so much into the idea of > facebook itself as I am into the idea incorporating the principle of social > networking in the classroom- but I wanted to share these videos with you. > (they're all on youtube, so make sure you view them from home). > > Exploring Social Networking from the railroad tracks. > > Panel discussion of Social Networking. Picnic 07 > > (fast fwd to 6:35 in > the video). English teacher describes her experiences with web 2.0 tools. > > They all seem to make the same point, which (I think) is 'this is how our > kids operate. We'd better operate the same way if we want to make it > authentic for them'. I'm not sure how valid the point is, but I've been > impressed with it as of late. > > Have you heard of the eportfolio system Mahara? It > works with Moodle and pulls together lots of the web 2.0 tools that people > on the list are working of the features it has is a > social networking tool. I was impressed with that -that the people who > created Moodle created a tool for teachers that included social networking > for students. This isn't an answer for why use facebook (for me either), but > it has me really interested. > > Here's a great example of a college students' eportfolio > It's about the benefits of utilizing social networking in the classroom. > Again, I'm not sure how valid the point she makes is, but it's got me > thinking about social networking in classroom. > > BTW, the original project outline for her class and the entire class' work > If you notice how the web 2.0 tools of embedding video, using audacity > podcasts, flickr photos, and using RSS feeds was incorporated into the > writing process for those (college) students, then you might be able to > understand why I'm curious about facebook (which just seems to me to be the > sensible alternative to myspace) ... because I surely can't explain it that > well. > > Apologies for the babble. I'm sure you're very busy with the start of the > year. > Hope all is well,