background preloader

Clips for the classroom

Facebook Twitter

6 iconic moments of Shakespeare you should hear. A Series of Untranslatable Words About Love. Are You Lost in the World Like Me? Seven Best Short Films to Introduce Values - Kieran Donaghy. In an increasingly hyper-competitive and individualised world where isolation and loneliness are more and more prevalent, the role of universal values such as altruism, authenticity, community, compassion, creativity, determination, fairness, honesty, generosity, kindness, optimism, respect, responsibility, self-respect, tolerance, and wisdom in education is becoming increasingly important.

Seven Best Short Films to Introduce Values - Kieran Donaghy

Short films are a wonderful and engaging medium through which to introduce values into the classroom and to encourage students to reflect on values. How to Become a Better Person How to Become a Better Person created by Tracy Foster for The School of Life is a lovely animation which explores the values and virtues important in the modern world. The film is beautifully narrated by the popular philosopher and writer Alain de Botton. You can watch the film below and find a full lesson plan here. Fronteras/Borders. Intersectionality 101. Can The Paris Agreement Actually Stop Global Warming? 10 Important Protests in American History. Shakespeare. You've Gotta Love Millennials - Micah Tyler. Sea Shepherd Did to a Swimming Pool What Humans Do to the Oceans.

Plastic pollution is recognized as a massive, global environmental issue, responsible for the deaths of over a million marine animals each year.

Sea Shepherd Did to a Swimming Pool What Humans Do to the Oceans

It is a danger to all marine life including birds, sharks, turtles and marine mammals, causing injury and death through drowning, entanglement, or starvation following ingestion. Video Lessons – Resources For Teachers. Human the movie. HUMAN, a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Human the movie

Free Resources. Every Best Visual Effects Winner. Ever. Video Response – It’s Fun! The Power of Teamwork - Funny Animation. Simple English Videos. How We Can Save The World. The Science of Wonder. PayPal 2016 Big Game Commercial - “There’s a New Money in Town” I Wish for You... Jeremy Irons is a Grandfather With A Beautiful Message for His Granddaughter. Safer Internet Day 2015 - I Like It [Official Music Video] EDDIE THE EAGLE Trailer (2016) Hugh Jackman Movie. Kaufland: Die Einladung. Cannes Lion Award-Winning "Three Little Pigs advert". Yoda & growth mindset. Nissan - Quit Smoking. CAN YOU READ MY LIPS? Video for the English classroom. For the language teacher, YouTube may be nothing less than one of the best sources of material the classroom has ever seen.

Video for the English classroom

In this article, I would like to share 12 clips that I have used in my own classroom. I hope that each clip will be representative of a type of video that may be of particular interest to language teachers. Five. Positive Post-it Day. Forget John Lewis, this is the saddest Christmas ad you'll ever see. Handkerchiefs at the ready: the German supermarket chain Edeka has aired a Christmas ad that could top John Lewis’s “Man on the Moon” as this season’s biggest tear-jerker.

Forget John Lewis, this is the saddest Christmas ad you'll ever see

In the ad, which has been viewed on YouTube almost 10m times, a lonely old man comes up with drastic measures to bring his family together: he fakes his own death. It starts with the man, played by British actor Arthur Nightingale, receiving a voicemail from his daughter telling him that, once again, the family won’t make it home for Christmas. He sits alone at the dinner table, enduring yet another lonely Christmas. Mexican doodles. I never had a class that didn’t ask if I wear a kilt when I am in my country.

Mexican doodles

I wonder if Mexican teachers working away from home get asked the same thing about sombreros. This is a silly game that I remember from my childhood. I really hope my Mexican friends forgive me for taking advantage of their national dress stereotype in the name of grammar teaching. What Are The Most Visited Countries? Bow Wow Meow - Animal Sounds in Different Languages. BEYOND THE HORIZON - Symphony of Science + The Planetary Society. World Wildlife Fund. This Amazing Spoken-Word Film Captures the Madness of Shopping in 4 Minutes. The Image Hollywood Created of Africa. After viewing Mama Hope's video, "Alex Presents Commando," Gabriel, Benard, Brian and Derrik (the Kenyan men in this video) told us they wanted to make one that pokes fun at the way African men are portrayed in Hollywood films.

The Image Hollywood Created of Africa

They said, "If people believed only what they saw in movies, they would think we are all warlords who love violence. " They, like Mama Hope, are tired of the over-sensationalized, one-dimensional depictions of African men and the white savior messaging that permeates our media. They wanted to tell their own stories instead, so we handed them the mic and they made this video. We started this series so you could begin to reimagine Africa. John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip. Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul.

A Brief History of European Colonization in Africa. Native American Responses to Thanksgiving. The Life and Death of a Pumpkin. How Millions Of Migrants Are Entering Europe. The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained. 50 Centuries in 10 Minutes. Do animals have language? - Michele Bishop. The view from here. The Bedrooms Of Children Around The World. Top 50 Breakfasts around the World. Shocking Amounts of Sugar People Eat Around The World. The ancient origins of the Olympics - Armand D'Angour. How to Age Gracefully - CBC Radio WireTap.

How Did Language Begin. CCHR: Big Pharma—Define 'Better' How to become a better person. Buffalo buffalo buffalo: One-word sentences and how they work - Emma Bryce. Up the Down Staircase - A Tale of Two Cities. Lean on Me - Good Teaching Practices. 18 Animations of Classic Literary Works: From Plato and Shakespeare, to Kafka, Hemingway and Gaiman.

Simple English Videos. Short Films for Class on Vimeo. The Best Short Films Free. Video: “Why is English Spelling So Weird?” « Tune Into English. Premier Skills English. Viral Videos for English Language Teaching. PBS LearningMedia. Browse Talks.

Instructional and Educational Videos, Animated Explanations, - Explania. Watch Free Documentaries Online. English Short Films. Watch the Best Short Films. Watch Free Online Documentary Films and Free Documentaries.

The Merchants Of Cool. The Great Gatsby. Documentary - LingualNet. Learn something new every day. Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL! Youtube recently celebrated its 5th anniversary.

Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL!

// filminute. High Intermediate Level Quizzes. Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals. Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups. Explore. Educational challenges Among explore's founding principles are “Share What You Know” and “Never Stop Learning.”

explore

The films profile issues facing the environment, education, human rights, public health, philosophy, animal welfare, spirituality, and disabilities. The lesson plans accompanying explore’s films are written for use in the K – 12 classroom and are connected to grade level national standards. Background information about the non-profit organizations is provided along with questions for guided discussion about the films. Lessons Worth Sharing. Multimedia-English. Validation. By Kieran Donaghy.

Texting Hat.