Jamie Keddie has created TEFLclips, a site with free lesson plans for using YouTube videos in TEFL. Geared to very different levels and target groups, he pairs videos with pdf lesson plans and worksheets.
He has also created a nice video on how to download YouTube videos and organize them in your iTunes:
So the site he recommends for conversion is www.savevid.com.
His site is more than "simply" a free resource for the busy teacher. Jamie Keddie is exploring media with this project, and if you study his lessons carefully and try them out yourself, you can learn a great deal about the didactic potential of video. He explains:
"For the language teacher, YouTube may be the single best source of material the classroom has ever seen. The question, “How can we use YouTube in the classroom?” encompasses many others including:
* How can we use moving images in the classroom?
* How can we use audio in the classroom?
* How can we use film in the classroom?
* How can we use art in the classroom?
* How can we use technology in the classroom?
* How can we use music in the classroom?
* How can we use adverts in the classroom?
* How should we use and approach news and current affairs in the classroom?
* How should we approach the subject of the media in the classroom?
* How can we organise class film-making projects?
This website has been set up in order to address some of these questions." TEFLclips: About
Jamie Keddie has just won an ELTon from The British Council for TEFLclips. Visit his website at http://www.jamiekeddie.com. Thank you to Dagmar Taylor for recommending this teacher and his site. Have a look and tell us what you think.
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