25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. Academic Earth Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. academicearth.org Don't forget! - Template Print Email Details Written by Melanie Day Published: 06 September 2011 I first saw the idea to print on post-it notes on Kristen's blog "Inkablinka"....(here).
TV SHOW LESSONS These intermediate English lessons are based on the TV show ‘Father Ted’. Lessons include grammar explanations, exercises, vocabulary tasks and discussion questions. They are ideal for self-study and classroom use. I recommend that you read the questions on this page, then watch the corresponding episode (try and find this online), then answer the questions and check your answers (scroll down to find the answers). Pixar's 20+ Rules on Storytelling for Teachers and Students A week ago I posted here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a poster made by Pixar in which they featured 22 rules on storytelling and it was really so informative reading all the feedback you sent me , however, today I woke up to an email from a colleague of mine teaching in the State in which he shared with me the graphic below. I was really surprised because at the time I published the first poster on Pixar rules of storytelling I did not know that such a graphic exists and going through it I found it way better than the one I initially posted earlier . I mean better in terms of layout and organization of its content. Have a look at it below and let us know what you think of it. Enjoy
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How to use TV series, trailers and films in language class How many ways are there to use moving images in the classroom? English language teacher Svetlana Urisman, who won last month's British Council Teaching English blog award, shares her advice. Comment below this post if you have further tips. Why TV series are sometimes better than films A Non-Freaked Out, Focused Approach to the Common Core CCSS Implementation Tip: When folks start to freak out about the CCSS, go to the Grand Canyon. (That’s me on the left.) When I set out in June 2012 to blog through the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), I was, as long-time readers know, a diehard standards avoider. To me, standards were nothing more than codified wish lists created by committee. Teacher uses rap to help second-graders learn grammar, science, math Instead of staring at textbooks to memorize facts, students in Mr. Klicka's class sing rap songs. A teacher at Cedar Bluff Elementary School, Andrew Klicka writes rap music to help students learn and remember concepts. "I started writing raps because the social studies tests were so hard," Klicka said.
Building a lesson around a sitcom Depending on your style of teaching you might like activities that are more - or less - controlled. Informal discussions, structured language analysis, role-plays, review writing .... If it works for you and your students, it's valid. The Great Gatsby: Book Versus Movie 'Gatsby' obsessive Jon Reiner analyzes the liberties that Baz Luhrmann takes in adapting the novel—what he gets right and what he gets wrong. “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can,” urges Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s high-octane adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, which opens today after a worrisome stutter step and both fevered and dreaded anticipation.
Critical thinking web We have over 100 online tutorials on different aspects of thinking skills. They are organized into modules listed below and in the menu above. Our tutorials are used by universities, community colleges, and high schools around the world. The tutorials are completely free and under a Creative Commons license. More info Lesson Plans Based on TV Shows TWM offers the following "movie worksheets" which serve as the core for TV show lesson planning. The basic idea is to get students to analyze something in which they are interested and to express their conclusions in writing. This will make homework more palatable and lead students to give it their best effort. The worksheets created by TWM are generic; useful for almost any program of the type indicated. Also check out TWM's Extra Assignments for a Food Program. The 2010 Common Core State Standards require that teachers in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects join in the effort to assist students in learning how to read, write, and listen.
The Great Gatsby - review Link to video: The Great Gatsby: watch the trailer F Scott Fitzgerald 's classic, complex novella of bad timing and lost love in the Jazz Age has been brought once again to the cinema, now starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the enigmatic young plutocrat Gatsby himself; Carey Mulligan as Daisy, the object of his passion, and Tobey Maguire as Daisy's cousin Nick, the outsider-insider through whose wondering narration the story is filtered. Having watched this fantastically unthinking and heavy-handed adaptation, the opening gala of this year's Cannes festival, I feel the only way to make it less subtle would be to let Michael Bay direct it. As it is, the task has fallen to Baz Luhrmann , the director of Moulin Rouge!