WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.083 --> 00:00:01.417 2 00:00:01.417 --> 00:00:09.667 # # 3 00:00:09.667 --> 00:00:12.709 Number one, you have to watch the video ahead of time. 4 00:00:12.709 --> 00:00:15.584 And I know teachers are very busy, 5 00:00:15.584 --> 00:00:17.501 and sometimes we're tempted to cheat, 6 00:00:17.501 --> 00:00:19.292 because we're pressed for time, and a colleague says, 7 00:00:19.292 --> 00:00:21.209 "This is a great video." 8 00:00:21.209 --> 00:00:23.125 But even if a colleague recommends it, 9 00:00:23.125 --> 00:00:25.209 it may not be the right video for your class, 10 00:00:25.209 --> 00:00:27.542 for your students, for that day. 11 00:00:27.542 --> 00:00:31.209 So you have to watch any video you're going to show. 12 00:00:31.209 --> 00:00:33.042 That's the number one rule. 13 00:00:33.042 --> 00:00:34.959 It's the most obvious, most common sense, 14 00:00:34.959 --> 00:00:38.834 but I've broken that rule myself when I've been in a hurry, 15 00:00:38.834 --> 00:00:41.709 and I always pay for it later. 16 00:00:41.709 --> 00:00:44.209 The second rule is, never just show a video 17 00:00:44.209 --> 00:00:47.125 without having the students be responsible 18 00:00:47.125 --> 00:00:49.125 for doing something with the video. 19 00:00:49.125 --> 00:00:51.667 So there has to be a purpose for it. 20 00:00:51.667 --> 00:00:53.751 And maybe they're not answering questions, 21 00:00:53.751 --> 00:00:56.876 but they're... you're expecting them as the teacher 22 00:00:56.876 --> 00:00:58.751 to use the video in some way. 23 00:00:58.751 --> 00:01:01.459 So they need to pay attention. 24 00:01:01.459 --> 00:01:02.709 There needs to be a purpose and a reason 25 00:01:02.709 --> 00:01:04.083 for using this video. 26 00:01:04.083 --> 00:01:05.667 I think another tip for using a video 27 00:01:05.667 --> 00:01:07.501 is to keep it short. 28 00:01:07.501 --> 00:01:09.834 I would advocate showing clips from movies that are 29 00:01:09.834 --> 00:01:12.417 carefully chosen, but not the entire feature-length movie. 30 00:01:12.417 --> 00:01:15.417 Because students will view that as entertainment. 31 00:01:15.417 --> 00:01:18.667 A big don't is don't show boring videos. 32 00:01:18.667 --> 00:01:22.000 Just like you're teaching your students when they're writing 33 00:01:22.000 --> 00:01:24.000 to have a hook to hook the audience, 34 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:27.292 a video needs to hook the audience in some way. 35 00:01:27.292 --> 00:01:30.042 So you need to show a video that will hook or engage 36 00:01:30.042 --> 00:01:33.209 your audience, 37 00:01:33.209 --> 00:01:35.459 whatever grade level it is. 38 00:01:35.459 --> 00:01:38.334 And in my grade level, it's ninth grade, 39 00:01:38.334 --> 00:01:42.792 so I need something that... maybe it's through humor, 40 00:01:42.792 --> 00:01:44.542 maybe it's through something... something interesting 41 00:01:44.542 --> 00:01:46.584 that will engage them. 42 00:01:46.584 --> 00:01:50.000 # #