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Graphics Instructor at Southern Crescent Technical College, Atlanta

@John Devino, I had a look at

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@John Devino, I had a look at the website you mentioned( makewebvideo.com) and love the use of the after effects automation. Is this your site? We are teaching students at our school about automation with scripting in Adobe After effects this semester and I initially showed my students this site http://killerexplainervideo.com as a reference as it has a lot of templates that can be used for scripting.

Would love to hear from you. Thanks

5th and 6th Grade ELL Teacher

I use videos in my room to

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I use videos in my room to introduce subjects in Science and Social Studies. I enjoyed reading other ways to incorporate videos. My students love to watch videos and now I have so good ideas on how to increase their thinking.

videos are being used more and more

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It is really nice that videos are being used more and more as a teaching tool. Nowadays the young people rather see a movie than read a book. And thanks to new video technology such as http://www.MakeWebVideo.com, professional video is more accessible.

Great Ideas

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These ways are great ways to get ELL students to learn. It is a different approach of looking at helping students. Anyway to help these students be successful in the classroom is always good. Give great tips!

Wowzers offers online Game-based Math curriculum for Grades 3-8

The great thing is that

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The great thing is that edtech platforms now give ESL/ELL teachers the ability to use interactive videos, games, and lessons to further the students connection between the content and the lexicon (virtually combining all 8 points.)

To learn more about enhancing ESL/ELL student progress with digital resources, check out this blog post - http://blog.wowzers.com/bid/275662/Blended-Learning-Environments-Enhance...

Spanish 2 and 3 Teacher in Norfolk, VA

Videos in the classroom

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In a time where students (as well as everyone else in the world) are increasingly dependent on technology in all aspects of life, using a videos in the classroom can be quite beneficial. It is especially useful when the student can make a connection to the content presented.

Whatever the subject of the video, students nowadays seem to enjoy watching a story unfolding before their eyes, rather than reading it directly without any other kind of sensory support.

Recently, I showed "In the Time of the Butterflies", a movie about President Trujillo's dictatorship in The Dominican Republic and his treatment of the people during his presidency. The students were shocked as they realized that all that was shown in the movie happened in real life. They had no real idea of the pain that people in less fortunate countries of the world still suffer. We had a long discussion where students spoke of their reactions to the movie. I asked them several questions, such as, "Who does this president remind you of?". Most of them answered, "Hitler", and we talked about their feelings on topics such as racism.

In our classroom, I try to help students make a meaningful connection with the content they are working with in class. Watching this film, followed by higher-level questions based on the movie has helped students with the culture section of our current chapter, as well as helped them realize how fortunate they are to be in a country where they have rights and freedoms.

On a side note, I especially like your activity on dubbing. We do something similar by putting two students back-to-back describing a piece of art in Spanish. The higher-level students must describe the work of art in Spanish, while their partner draws what is being described. The students seem to enjoy this very much.

Thanks for your great ideas!

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