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I heart youtube! My top 5 videos.

17 Jul

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I know blogging about youtube is probably considered very old-fashioned, considering it has been around for like forever, but I am currently having a laptop clear out and just realised that I have over 100 youtube videos saved in my favourites! As I’m blogging from a laptop that I use mainly for planning my lessons, most of these are resources I’ve used in the classroom. Unfortunately, I have to hand said laptop back and thus have to delete all my favourites. In honor of this,  here are 5 videos that have made my teaching life so much easier!!

1.  Let Him Have It, Part 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn3kMob2lqQ&feature=related

This is one of my favourite films ever. I originally watched it to help with a lesson but it really endeared itself to me. It is such a tragic tale that really gets you thinking. I have used lots of times to discuss the death penalty and it’s provoked some pretty fierce debate! Also shows how the english language can be misinterpreted in different ways.

2.  Onomotopeia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-BVwwKTjlI

A cute little video to help onomatopoeia stay in pupils heads.

3. A disturbing and disgusting take on the original Sandman story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjgHbRrnjhU

This cartoon  (the sandman is pictured above) is very engaging and definitely for older pupils (unless you want to give the younger one nightmares!) Great for discussing genre, textual interpretations and I imagine it could lead to some fantastic creative writing.

4. Skydiving. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW6VDOd-zKk

Man decides to film himself jumping out of a plane. Cue an utterly engaging video that pupils love. Fantastic way to discuss the senses and can lead to a piece of descriptive writing.

5. Last but not least: Dragon’s Den http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzcQtXA5Gc8

I absolutely love this show. I think it’s amazing. It’s also great for looking at how to deliver a persuasive speech. There are also some very funny ones on how not to deliver one too!

That’s it, until tomorrow where as usually I’ll present my Sunday sonnet! Happy watching!