I first began feeling old when a couple of new teachers talked about hulu and youtube on a daily basis. I had no idea what these were let alone how to access them. These teachers were kind and explained that they were web sites where I could find videos and watch old SNL episodes. I could not for the life of me understand why anyone would want to waste time looking for television shows on the computer when a television is so easy to work. However, after I began searching youtube, I now understand how cool it is to download movies and clips and view it anytime you like. The only problem I have with these sites is that I am impatient. I get annoyed with how long it takes for a two minute video takes twenty to download. I went to youtube and searched "library." Immediately I received several videos with people rapping about the library. Although I became agitated at the length of time it took for this video to load, I got hooked in by the rap about the Dewey Decimal System. After viewing this, I know my students would know where to find different types of books. It is hilarious and catchy.
I then searched teachertube for a video about John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. I found a simple video that could be used as a sample for a student project. Students can find pictures that represent characters and write a character analysis. They can create a video to post that demonstrates understanding of the selected character.
Of mice and men character pictures