Another day, another mid-year “Best” list (you can find all 1,700 Best lists here).
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I’ve also written a guest post for Edutopia titled 5-Minute Film Festival: 8 Videos for ELL Classrooms. You might find it useful.
Here are my choices for The Best Videos For Educators In 2017 – So Far (some may have been produced prior to this year, but are just new to me):
I’ll start off with share a link to my previous post, Six New Videos Teaching Bloom’s Taxonomy In Creative Ways – the headline is self-explanatory!
I’m adding this new video to The Best Resources On Different Types Of Map Projections:
I’m adding this new video from The Economist to The Best Websites To Teach & Learn About African-American History:
I’m not really sure how many of our students know who Bruce Springsteen is, but this is an amazing video for any who do (though there is one minor classroom inappropriate word)…
I’m adding this new video to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Oceans:
We’re doing our IB Theory of Knowledge Oral Presentations, and this is a video of Michelle’s presentation. She’s given me permission to share it here. I’m giving her a 7 on the (in my opinion) somewhat weird IB Presentation Rubric.
What do you think? (by the way, you can find all our class materials on the Oral Presentation, including many other videos, here).
I have a lot of videos on the The Best Resources For Learning About Rube Goldberg Machines list, but this is the first one I’ve seen that has characters and a storyline:
I worked with Education Week to create an animated video on the topic of transfer of learning. I’ve written a lot about transfer, including devoting a chapter in one of my books to the topic (see an excerpt from that chapter published by The Washington Post, The real stuff of schooling: How to teach students to apply knowledge) and publishing a popular “Best” list – The Best Resources For Learning About The Concept Of “Transfer” — Help Me Find More.
In my book I give credit to the late Grant Wiggins for an example of how to promote transfer through generalizing. He used the example of students learning about the qualities of a successful social movement from analyzing the women’s movement. I also use that example in the video but, because of a miscommunication, credit to him , unfortunately, doesn’t appear. You can see links to several articles by him on the topic at my “Best” list.
Here’s the video:
I’m adding this video to The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning — Please Contribute Other Resources:
I’m adding this new video from Jo Boaler to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”:
Educator, speaker, and writer Chris Emdin gave the keynote at SXSWedu, a big education and tech conference. You can read an extensive interview I did with Chris for Education Week last year, ‘For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…’: An Interview With Chris Emdin. You can also read about this impressive keynote at Ed Week, SXSWedu 2017 Conference Opens With a Challenge of Attendees’ Motives.
I’m adding this new lesson and video from TED-Ed to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.
This new video is very engaging and enlightening. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.
Gail Desler – with the support of educators and students – has organized the fabulous Time Of Remembrance website documenting Japanese-American internment in World War Two, along with the Vietnam War.
Because of my work with Hmong refugees, I was honored to received an invitation to be interviewed as part of the project.
The full video is thirty-six minutes along. ELL teachers might find it useful, since I discuss a wide-ranging list of issues, including the importance of looking at our students through the eyes of assets and not deficits, inductive learning, concept attainment, parent engagement, professional development and many other items of possible interest.
If you go to the video at the Time of Remembrance website, it has an outline and summary of what’s covered in different sections of the video.
I’ve embedded the full video below. In addition, I’ve also embedded a short clip that Time Of Remembrance has created from the original full-length video:
Regular readers know I’m very interested in the concept of student motivation (and have even written three books on it – with a fourth on the way – see Best Posts On “Motivating” Students).
This evening, the PBS NewsHour did a great interview with him about employee motivation, but just substitute the word “student” for employee and it will be extremely relevant to teachers.
You can read the transcript here, and I’ve embedded the video below.
In it, he discusses the Ikea Effect (see Video: “How the ‘IKEA effect’ can motivate people to work [& learn] harder”) – basically, we are more invested in something if we feel we contributed to creating it.
I believe that idea can also be applied to constructivist pedagogy, which is why I’m a big believer in inductive teaching (see The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching, as well as this post.
In the PBS segment, he also discusses the demotivating aspects of seeing your work destroyed in front of you, which is why I am always very careful to wait to throw away student posters and other work until they are long gone for the day..
The New York Times has published a series of short and very accessible videos helping people understand implicit bias.
You see the entire series here, and I’ve embedded the first one below.
These are excellent for many classes, and I’ll certainly be using it in my IB Theory of Knowledge classes, especially when we study perception.
I’m adding this info to A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race, Police & Racism.
In this video, fourth-graders “describe bad stereotypes they’ve heard about people who look like them.”
You can read more about it in The Washington Post article, Ten-year-olds tackle ‘The Lie’ of demeaning stereotypes in video.
This article – Can You Figure Out the Mystery Inside This Remarkable Ad About High School Love? – and video on Ad Week has been all over social media.
It sends an amazingly effective in sending a message on gun violence and schools.
I’ll be showing it Monday to my IB Theory of Knowledge class to initiate a discussion on that topic and on what we can learn from the video about Perception as a Way Of Knowing:
I’m adding this video to The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People and to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History:
English teacher and author extraordinaire Jim Burke shared this video on Twitter.
The clip shows (minus the peer insults) how close reading might work in a perfect world.
I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More.