I’ve always wanted to videotape sub instructions for my classes. However, anytime I’ve been sick enough to miss school, the last thing I wanted to do was talk to anybody – much less make a video.
This morning, though, I woke-up with a sore throat and since I’m also recovering from sciatica, and some things are happening tomorrow that I can’t miss under any circumstances, I decided to take the day to rest up.
And I felt well enough to make this video, which both my student teacher and the sub say students thought was funny, but they also “loved it.” It’s not great shakes of a video, but I think the novelty of it had an impact.
Have you used videos when you’re going to be gone? If so, how did it go?
More than half of the 7,000 languages spoken and signed today are expected to vanish in less than a century. Wikitongues is a unified front against that reality. Together with speakers and signers from around the world, we’re recording oral histories and dictionaries in every language in the world before it’s too late.
They call it a “digital field journal” where anyone can document their exploration of anything (they use “your backyard” as one simple example), as well as follow the explorations of others (many are much more involved than a backyard).
You need to register for the site, which takes a few seconds. The buttons to “start your own expedition” don’t seem to work right now, but you can easily get to it by clicking on the “Dashboard” button at the top right of the screen after you register. I’m sure they’ll fix that glitch soon.