Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thing Twenty: Embeded videos

Hello fellow bloggers! So, I searched for Librarians in Youtube and this is what I found to be the most interesting. I thought you could show this at the start of the school year when you are giving a refresher of where to find things in the library.

When searching through teachertube I found a video on how to write a persuasive essay, something my students are working on at the moment. This video uses a silly topic, "cats are better than dogs," but it makes it very simple for the students to understand. I might just post this on my website so that my students can watch it for homework when we get to writing their actual essays.
Enjoy my movies!

As teacher right now, the value of having access to all of these free video resources is that you can pull something up on a whim and show it to your students in order to enhance learning. Also, I had my students work in groups to create lesson plans and many of them found videos they could use to help teacher their lesson from these sites. As a future librarian, I could use a resource like my Dewey Decimal rap to teach my patrons how the library is set up by this system. Using something like this will help them remember as opposed to me just telling them, or giving them a labeled map, a video is more appealing to this generation of students.

P.S. Well, I was not able to embed the teachertube video because it keeps saying, "Your HTML cannot be accepted: Tag is not closed: EMBED." I'm going try to figure it out and post it later.


  1. OMG! I can't stop laughing at this video! It's so catchy and really does help you remember the Dewey Decimal system. Although, I will probably be singing it all day in my head now! I will definitely share this with my librarian. Fantastic find, thanks!

  2. I"m glad you liked it! It really made me laugh when I saw it. Have a great summer!!