World Poetry Day tomorrow

Tomorrow is World Poetry Day! “Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.” – United Nations TED-Ed has recently uploaded a video series that… Read more

Finding and Displaying YouTube Videos in the Classroom

Are you looking for timely and relevant YouTube videos to use with students? Here’s a short video from Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers that demonstrates a handy search tool. Once you’ve found videos to share, how can you use them without the comments and sidebar video suggestions?  Read Byrne’s 5 Ways to Display… Read more

Simon’s Cat

Simon’s Cat appears a series of animated videos featuring a mischievous fat white cat. The videos are available free on YouTube. Here’s the latest video. Like wordless books, these wordless videos can be used as a teaching tool. Students can watch the videos and then talk or write about what they’ve seen.