Posts Tagged Video

What perserverence and determination look like

If you ever wanted a clip to show  your students what determination to win and achieve looks like, then this might be the one to show them.  I am going to put this on my school blog because I know my boys will relate to it, but it would be great to show any kid I think.  This guy is just so cool, and I particularly love the reaction of his fellow riders at the end!

It is from @timoslomo on Twitter

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How I Live Now the movie

Over on Zac Harding’s blog I read the good news and I must (absolutely must) (and I don’t care how squeely sounding my high pitch voice becomes actually) but one of my total favourite, and a book I thrust into the hands of many unsuspecting boys who go on to love it, is going to be a movie.  Out here in 2014 How I Live Now is coming and it is going to be a big event for me.  I have been a huge fan of Meg Rosoff for a long time loving all her books, well if I was being truthful I would tell you that I didn’t love her most recent one, but I have loved all the rest.  Anyway enough of this unattractive ranting.  Here is the trailer.

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An evening of awesome with Hank and John Green

Watch The Vlog Brothers perform a live concert at Carnegie Hall.  It is great!  the music is lovely and the sentiments in the songs resonate!  Lovers of the Green Brothers will be in heaven!


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You Tube Tricks

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Joyce Valenza has posted a great guide to using You Tube.  You can find it here. As she says in the post, there are lots of times when you want to show students or other staff a You Tube clip but you don’t need all of it and you don’t want to start at the very beginning.  Learn how to cue it to start when you want it to start.

You can find helpful You Tube tips galore in the post.  In fact it would take a bit of time to work through them all.  You will find Copyright, Tips on Sharing, help with music for your videos and a whole heap more.  But wait, there’s more!  There are more links in the comments.

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NZ Book Council Video – Books Shape You

Sit down, turn up your sound, and watch yet another video, this time beautifully made, atmospheric and clever.  Well done NZ Book Council!  Share the love, let them know that you like it.  Their Facebook Page is well worth joining and while you’re at it join Booksellers NZ’s Facebook page too.



The Page Turner

There are a heap of library/book related videos doing the rounds at the moment, this is a real cutie.

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The State of Wikipedia by JESS3 – Celebrating 10 Years of Wikipedia

“The State of Wikipedia not only explores the rich history and inner-workings of the web-based encyclopedia, but it’s also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. With more than 17 million articles in over 270 languages, Wikipedia has undoubtedly become one of the most visited and relied upon sites on the web today.”

The video features the co-founder, Jimmy Wales as the the narrator.

Very clever, interesting and relevant, and very well done.

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