Among all the millions of videos out there, how do you find the great ones? How do you evaluate the quality of a video? Who are the great content creators, and what are the best curation sites? Which kinds of videos work as fun supplements, and which are best for actual instruction? How do you get students engaged in discussion after watching videos? How do you blend videos into your curriculum?
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.
In this post, I share ideas on certain types of videos that I’ve gathered and how educators might use related methods or styles to engage students in constructing and deconstructing media while becoming critical consumers and producers of digital media.
Schools World Service from the BBC and British Council | British Council Schools Online. These short films for both primary and secondary schools are designed to raise students' awareness of topical international stories and their effects on the lives of children. (with thanks to Graeme Hodgson for sharing)
This is a lesson I made last week at extremely short notice but I had been wanting to use the film for a while. It's a really beautiful short film about a romantic situation I think anyone can relate with, especially if they have been young and travelling! It also has a really sweet yet subtle twist in it, that I didn't actually get until the second time of watching! Warning! This lesson will produce a lot of laughs and even more blushing!!!!!! Level - Intermediate+ Age - Teens -> Adults Skills - Speaking Time - 90+ minutes depending on choice of activities
Project-based Learning engages students in projects that allow them to construct their own knowledge and develop authentic products while dealing with real-world issues. In order to challenge students on this level, it is helpful to frame their work with an authentic task.
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Macmillan Education and onestopenglish present: Adrian Tennant: How to generate language from a topic – a practical example Abstract In April I ran a webinar where we discussed the way in which language should be generated from a topic and that the...