NOW TO THE LESSON......
AS you know, I picked up my writing block FIRST for student teaching. AS the weeks have progressed, I have struggled to find new ideas!! I came across TEACHHUB video responses: teachhub site. The site has videos (some trailers, some songs, etc...) for the students to respond to after watching. I have tried to use 1 a week (once I found the site).
Now going back to the prologue.....As you know, technology can be your friend one minute and hate you the next....with the new sound system our school got placed in each classroom, It is often hard to hear video clips, due to the humming noise! So on Tuesday afternoon (the day before the teach-hub lesson), I decided to test it out. Come to find out, the video wasn't in it's normal place! Something must have been wrong with the site.
SO being the resourceful teacher that I am, I tried to check all of the "video" sites to find the "monsters' inc. trailer." Since the video is not listed under "education," YOUTUBE would not pull it up, and had a block (via; our school). So I checked teachertube, and schooltube, NOTHING.
I had a fantastic Idea! Since we had read a snippet of "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" from our Anthology book (for problem and solution) the day before, I attempted to find that trailer. When I typed it into schooltube, I found these collections of gems, and I KNEW that my students would LOVE THEM!!! Thank you to Allisa Bruce for the idea found here: Cloudy Video . So around 4:00, I got BUSY!!! I rapidly typed up a short little prompt, ran to the copy room to make the copies for the next day, got some bulletin board paper to wrap around the podium (news desk),
AND THEN RECORDED MYSELF as a surprise to my students at the end of the lesson:
******Check Back for my next post, where I will share some of my students responses, the writing prompt i used, and the instructions.....this will be found at
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs (part 2) found here:
PART 2 CLICK HERE