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Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fun Videos For Language and Literacy

Fun Videos: Girl Washing . . .

This video is a delight!! Enjoy watching it. Then share it with your children / students in some of the following ways:
Language: Support students in:
- Sequencing: take screen shots and help students determine first, next, and last
- Narrative: re-tell this story
- Commenting: this video is fun for practicing making comments (sweet, uh-oh, oh no, yikes!)
- Core Words: this is ideal for summarizing using high frequency words (look at that. Is she bad?)

Literacy: Support students in:
- Watching Response: Writing a response to this story
- Descriptive Narrative: re-tell this story
- Word Choice: describe the video using strong verbs and / or sparkle words


ZAMZAR – 1 Easy Way to Manage Movies

Most of you already have several ways to deal with movies, but I always have this question at workshops, so wanted to share the information here!

Question: How Do I Show Videos in School if I Don’t Have Access to Sources Such as YouTube?

Answer: You can download movies (with permission!) using resources such as Zamzar.


As you can see from the graphic, Zamzar can also be used for many other purposes! I often use it to convert files from one format to another. For example, let’s say that your camera saves videos in ..avi format, but you are using a program (ex: Classroom Suite ) that performs better with movies in a .mov format. This can be done quickly, easily, and for FREE for files under 100MB. The online directions are extremely clear, even for TechnoWienies!