Good Random Clips?

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  1. RadiantBerg

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    Every week or so, usually on a Friday, I show my students a random 2-3 minute video clip just as a fun little thing. It really has nothing to do with the curriculum, but the really look forward to it.

    Here are a few examples I've shown:

    http://vimeo.com/21504557

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X21mJh6j9i4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUHLa1qSy24

    Sometimes it is hard to find something that is 1) Interesting/entertaining, 2) School appropriate, 3) Something that they have not all already seen (I don't want to show something that's spread like wildfire---usually only 1 or 2 kids tops in my classes have already seen the clips I show).

    Do you have any clips you would suggest?
     
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    Jib Jab with their pictures in it. They love this. Many are appropriate, but some are not so preview first. My students look forward to this when I start this 2nd quarter. Most clips are 1 minute or less.

    www.jibjab.com
     
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    I don't do random clips, but will occasionally pull up something associated with math.

    Go to youtube and pull up "the scarecrow didn't get a brain" and see the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz mangle the Pythagorean Theorem. I use it as I teach Pythagorean Theorem, and ask the kids to find all the inaccuracies.

    Or any of the Cyberchase for Real episodes on pbskids.com ... (Cyberchase is one of the best shows on TV!!!) In fact, homework for this Wednesday is for my kids to watch a full episode of Cyberchase. (I want to be able to assign instructional videos as homework this year, as part of my "slow rollover." But this early in the year, I don't want it to be anything too important, since I'm still working on who has computer access and who can download the videos. So Cyberchase should be perfect.)

    Now that I think of it, this year I may try to find some clips of Sheldon (from Big Bang Theory) explaining math. Every so often I mention him in class as well.
     
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    There used to be a poster who would post only in YouTube links... He could probably help you... Haven't seen him in a while though...
     
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    I always liked the Week in Rap videos. I think you might need a subscription now, though. They sometimes email free ones.

    I once showed this one to a group of students who weren't doing too well in school as a way to motivate them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPoGb8ZQtVg
     
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    When I show clips, it's always less light hearted and more thought provoking. (I teach high school)

    For example, tomorrow I'm going to show them this clip, and ask them what they think. What could be a message, something they can apply to their lives? (we've been identifying themes for the past 3-4 weeks). They will do a quick write about their thoughts.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgR94toEDGg


    Or show this one, but without any activity. They're Hungarian, just like me, so this is special to me as well. (it might make them cry though, it always brings tears to my eyes)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Fv98jttYA

    There are also clips from Nic Vujicic, who is very motivational and is a great role model showing teens (and adults) that they can survive anything. His clips are long, but can be broken up.
     
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