Video sources

YouTube and other similar sites

  1. YouTube contains thousands of resources for use in a World Languages Class. From how-to's, to segments on other countries, to somebody's birthday in France, from a Francophone student just sharing, to thematic unit in action, to link with authentic sources, music, films and thousand of other possibilities. Check out user's channels, subscribe to them. Create your own channel and load up student videos (with permission of course). Such a wealth of resources for World Languages classes.
  2. Vimeo
  3. Daily Motion
  4. Blip.TV
  5. Viddler
  6. Download Tube is a new application that easily lets you download a video to your computer from the Web. It works very easily to download videos to your laptop from sites like YouTube that are blocked by school content filters. Then they can be shown in school.

Special video sites

The 'Global Views' Collection: Reading about another country or even watching a documentary can give kids a good sense of a community in another part of the world. However, when in a video the one introducing the school or community is another teenager, the message has added interest for the student. Students will not only learn from the messages of teenagers in other countries, they will think about how they can use what they see to better introduce their own schools and communities.

School Tube is a website dedicated to the sharing of videos created by students and teachers. School Tube allows teachers and schools to create their own channels for sharing their students' works. School Tube also provides excellent how-to resources, copyright-friendly media, and lesson plans for using video in the classroom.

Teacher Tube Teacher Tube provides user generated videos for teachers by teachers. Many of the videos on Teacher Tube have teachers sharing lesson plans in action. Teacher tube also provides a place for teachers to upload student work that can be shared with other classes, as international projects or for just plain fun so students can showcase work.

Dot Sub is full of user generated content that is subtitled into many different languages. I had a hearing impaired student a couple of years ago and Dot Sub was very useful for both of us.

CultureTalk from LangMedia features video clips of interviews and discussions with people from many different countries and of many different ages and walks of life. Some interviews and discussions are in English; more are in the language(s) of the countries involved. Translations and/or transcripts are given for all non-English video clips. Topics include family, food, education, religious and cultural customs, work, art, sport, travel, and more. Many less commonly taught languages here.

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