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Using videos from the web for integrated skills

language learning
By Pamela Arrarás

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This EV Fair event is appropriate for all levels, but will focus on using these resources in
the K-12 (primary and secondary) level. I will demonstrate how to use videos available
online in sites such as TeacherTube, YouTube and ITunes to teach integrated skills. The
participants will learn how to find, download, embed and/or stream videos available
from different online sources, and will be able to see examples of activities that enhance
language learning by using authentic media. Activities include: creative writing, content-
based teaching, online-based quizzes that use videos as input, and how to use videos in
blogs, wikis and learning management systems such as Moodle.
The demonstration will also include tips on how to work with these resources in K-12
schools where many of these websites are blocked, by learning how to download and
save these videos to flash drives and other storing devices.
A handout with a list of online resources will be available online and in print at the EV
Step by Step Guide:

Step 1:
Finding suitable videos

Step 2:
Ok, but how do I play them?

Step 3:
Oops! My school…
…doesn’t have internet
…has blocked the site where the video is

Step 4:
Ok, got the videos, now what?…I need activities & ideas!!!

My Projects Using Videos:

List of links from the website (in case you need to type them)

Websites where you can find videos:

You Tube - http://www.youtube.com/

Movie Image Archive - http://www.archive.org/details/movies
PBS - http://www.pbs.org/video/
Discovery Education - http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/
Veoh -http://www.veoh.com/
Google Video - http://video.google.com/
Teacher Tube - http://www.teachertube.com/
Research Channel - http://www.researchchannel.org/prog/
BlipTV - http://blip.tv/
UNICEF Videocasts - http://www.zencast.com/channels/
Metacafe - http://www.metacafe.com/
Biography - http://www.biography.com/video/index.jsp
CNN Student News - http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/
Animal Planet - http://animal.discovery.com/videos/
Teachers TV - http://www.teachers.tv/
EduTube - http://www.edutube.org/
WonderHowTo - http://www.wonderhowto.com/
Free TV Channels: Education section - http://www.tvchannelsfree.com/channels/5/
Teachers Domain - http://www.teachersdomain.org/
Online Videos for Language Development - http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/2008/12/

Software & info on how to download videos:

VDownloader - http://download.cnet.com/VDownloader/
You Tube Downloader - http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
OneStop English guide on how to download & upload a video -
KeepVid - http://keepvid.com/

Software to play videos:

FLV Player - http://applian.com/flvplayer/?src=keepvidplay
VLC Media Player - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Websites where you can find Videocasts:

I Tune - http://www.apple.com/itunes/overview/?ref=http://itunes.com
ZenCast - www.zencast.com

Bibliography on Integrating Skills in EFL

Video lesson for a global EFL classroom - http://www.onestopenglish.com/
Working with Films & Video - http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/nov/film.htm
CNN Student News - http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/
Biography Channel - Classroom - http://www.biography.com/classroom/
TEFL Clips http://www.teflclips.com/

Integrated Skills in the ESL/EFL Classroom -