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Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL!

Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL!
Youtube recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. Wow! See the video karaoke I made with Breakingnewsenglish content. However, today, in honor of youtube and what it does for our classrooms – I’ll leave you with a great gift. My 100 top youtube videos for students! Many others I wanted to include but alas they weren’t on youtube – but find them where I’ve collected them against father time – on EFL Classroom 2.0. Also, get the ebook which includes loads of link lists plus the best commercials for teaching English. If you liked this post – you might also like The Best Commercials for the EFL Classroom. Related:  Clips for the classroom

explore educational challenges Among explore's founding principles are “Share What You Know” and “Never Stop Learning.” 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. The questions are intended for students to connect to the people and issues profiled by exploring and developing their own viewpoints and opinions. Enjoy exploring the minds of the people who will solve many of the issues profiled in these films.

GetGlue: Check-in To Entertainment Social Network for Entertainment Discover what to watch, share what you're watching with friends and fans, and get updates from your favorite shows. Connect With English Introduction Introduction: An overview of the course and an introduction to the main characters in the drama. Rebecca's Dream Rebecca's Dream: The story begins as we meet Rebecca Casey, a 28-year-old Boston working woman, who dreams of becoming a singer. We also meet her boyfriend Matt who doesn't think much of her dream, and her 17-year-old brother, Kevin, who doesn't think much about the future at all. Rebecca considers applying for music school and pursuing her career full-time, rather than holding down a factory job and doing her music on the side. We also meet real-life immigrants and students who discuss the similarities between Rebecca's experiences and their own. Differences Differences: Rebecca starts to apply to music schools. A Visit To The Doctor A Visit To The Doctor: Rebecca's father has a worrisome checkup from his doctor. Breaking The News Breaking The News: Rebecca's father tells Rebecca that he is against the San Francisco plan, but Kevin supports her.

Watch Free Online Documentary Films and Free Documentaries | FreeDocumentaries.Org Educational Video: The Top Cultural & Educational Video Sites Looking for great cultural and educational video? Then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we have compiled a list of 46 sites that feature intelligent videos. ABC Documentaries: This site pulls together some of the best documentaries aired on ABC television in Australia. Academic Earth: Some call this “the Hulu for education.” Arkive.org: The site gathers together “the very best films and photographs of the world’s species into one centralised digital library, to create a unique audio-visual record of life on Earth.” Australian Screen Archive: The Australian National Film and Sound Archive provides free and worldwide access to over 1,000 film and television titles – a treasury of down-under video 100 years in the making. Babelgum: Babelgum’s goal is to act as an international ‘glue’, bringing a huge range of professional and semi-professional content to a global audience – like a modern-day Tower of Babel. Bloggingheads.TV: We had several readers highly recommend bloggingheads.tv.

Watch Free Documentaries Online | Documentary Heaven 4 Ways To Easily Embed Part Of A YouTube Video We have shared quite a few useful YouTube-related tips so far. Here are 10 YouTube URL tricks to play with as well as some YouTube annoyances and ways to get rid of them. You may also get inspired by this post listing 10 cool things to do with a YouTube video. This post shares another quick tip: embedding only part of a YouTube video. 10 Youtube URL Tricks You Should Know About 10 Youtube URL Tricks You Should Know About Read More While there’s really only one way to do that (the first one listed below), there are also a few well-used tools that can help you cut off a part of the video and embed it. 1. The most straightforward way to embed a video while skipping the first XX seconds of it is to use the &start= parameter which works both for the “old-style” (“classic”) and iFrame player: Old-style player: iFrame player: Likewise, there’s also the &end= parameter that makes the video stop playing at a specified time. 2. As a result, you get a new code to embed. 3. 4. To Sum Up

| Viral Videos for English Language Teaching Short Films | The Best Short Films Free 18 Animations of Classic Literary Works: From Plato and Shakespeare, to Kafka, Hemingway and Gaiman Yesterday we featured Piotr Dumala's 2000 animation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel, Crime and Punishment, and it reminded us of many other literary works that have been wonderfully re-imagined by animators -- many that we've featured here over the years. Rather than leaving these wondrous works buried in the archives, we're bringing them back and putting them all on display. And what better place to start than with a foundational text -- Plato's Republic. We were tempted to show you a claymation version of the seminal philosophical work (watch here), but we decided to go instead with Orson Welles' 1973 narration of The Cave Allegory, which features the surreal artistic work of Dick Oden. Staying with the Greeks for another moment ... Eight years before Piotr Dumala tackled Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Dumala produced a short animated film based on The Diaries of Franz Kafka. Emily Dickinson's poetry is widely celebrated for its beauty and originality. E.B.

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. 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.

Mexican doodles I never had a class that didn’t ask if I wear a kilt when I am in my country. 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. Language level: Beginner (A1)Learner type: Young learners; Teens; AdultsTime: 20 minutesActivity: Grammar drillTopic: StereotypesLanguage: Noun phrases (with the –ing form of the verb)Materials: None Mexican doodles [downloaded 2613 times] Lesson plan outline Language introduction: One by one, draw the following 8 pictures on the board and in each case, ask: What’s this? Tell students the answers as you go along and drill pronunciation of all the structures. a. Receptive stage: Clean the board. Note that despite the importance of noun phrases in language, traditional learner grammars sometimes forget about them (sentences, on the other hand, are never forgotten). Follow ups Ask students if they can invent their own similar pictures.

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