Here is another list as promised. I wanted to point out my Top Ten Videos of 2007. I have placed these in my favorites on YouTube and have used them in the classroom with my elementary school students or with teachers during professional development opportunities. Here they are in NO particular order.
- A Vision of Students today
Created by an Anthropology teacher and his class from the Kansas State University. Very powerful message on how students are (learn) different than their teachers (teach).
- A Vision of K-12 Students Today
A clip based on the previous title, using a range of students from elementary, middle and high school. Very effective when talking to K-12 educators. No excuse, that the change in the way kids learn and are communicating does not affect their school level.
- Pay Attention
I have shown this video to fellow teachers during Pre-Planning. It set the tone for the changes we had planned technology integration wise. The video clip helped them see that we simply could not continue the way we had before.
- Stuck on an Escalator
Commercial, but highly effective when showing teachers AND students. The video shows two people getting stuck on an escalator, too afraid of taking the next step by themselves. I have discussed the use of this clip in my classroom on a previous post “The Power of Playing ”
- Everyone knows your Name
I have shown this video clip to 5th and 6th graders in an attempt to open up their eyes to the consequences of their online lives. The clip is a great starting point for discussion and one of the three excellent clips about Internet Safety and Cyberbullying.
- Talent Show
This is the second of three video clips I show my elementary school students and also their parents when talking about Internet Safety and prevention of Cyberbullying. A pre-teen girl steps up on stage at a talent show and publicly harasses another girl that is sitting in the audience. The point of this video is to show how in real life kids see classmates getting bullied (not as openly as in the video on stage), but they still don’t do anything about it. It shows the need for them to stand up united against bullying.
- Cyberbullying- In the Kitchen
The third in the series is about teenagers sitting in the kitchen with the mother in the background. The group of teenagers talk openly around the kitchen table, similar to the way they communicate via text messages and through social network places like MySpace . The way how the mother and others are witnesses to foul language and harassment might not be as obvious to the teenagers as if it is done digitally.
- Dove Commercial
This commercial is a great reminder that all of us have to be alert and learn how to be media savvy. Technology has blurred the boundaries of what looks real and what is real or not. It is part of being literate today to know how to recognize and evaluate different types of media.
- Introducing the Book
This list would not be complete without the hilarious clip of the medieval “help desk”. It was a wonderful ice breaker during pre-planning this year, reminding everybody that “Jeder Anfang ist schwer”, which is German for “Every beginning is hard”. Learning how to read a book, how to turn pages, how to open and close it, was just as hard for someone back then as it is for some to get used to a new media today. The moral of the story is, that in a few hundred years from now, it will be extremely funny to think that there were people around who did not know how to open and close a digital document.
- Did you know 2.0?
The updated version from June 2007 of Karl Fish’s original slideshow. What an amazing and powerful video. No further comment needed. Just sit back and watch.
Thanks for putting these videos all in one place! What a tremendous help this will be for a couple of workshops on web safety I have to present next month. 🙂
Great list! I’ve been meaning to tell you! Sorry so belated, but thanks for putting this together!
Really nice collection!! I wandered over to see it from http://techchicktips.net. Thank you for sharing!
Great list! I just found this great resource for videos on Cyberbullying through a tweet from Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach: http://www.digizen.org/cyberbullying/film.aspx
I have mixed feelings about the “Everyone knows your name” piece. I feel like it is a little too creepy for me. How do 5th and 6th graders respond?
Great resource-wanna collaborate?
Well done! Thank you.
Here’s are two of my favorites for your consideration:
1) To inspire your teachers: A video showing how a group of six-year old students can use technology. Aint Gonna Hold Us Back D-I-G-I-T-A-L available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhzRSGVBWh4
2) A fun and funny how to primer on using Web 2.0 technologies for teaching: http://ddddmurphy.edublogs.org/web-20-building-your-classroom-experience/
Thank you for adding the links to your favorite video clips. I had seen the “Ain’t gonna hold us back” one and LOVED it. What a great way to encourage girls to use technology and most of all stick with it. I teach at an elementary school and am not seeing a gender divide yet. We just need to prepare them to continue to explore, connect, and not be pushed aside by their male counterparts.
I will check the other video out later today. Looking forward to it.
Thanks for the great list! My personal interest is technology innovation (somewhat related to the first educational video in your list). This is a great list of videos for inspiration & to imagine the future of education:
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I have a suggestion to add to the list of great educational websites: http://explore.org.
Explore films and photography fit into a very small, hard-to-find category of media that educates, entertains, and inspires — with a digital library that covers hundreds of topics, from Inuit throat singing to wildlife preservation in Africa.