Wednesday, August 5


Youtube is a great tool for classrooms, there are so many videos available for just about any topic and this provides a great resource for teachers.
Because I haven't actually started teaching yet, I'm posting a video about dinosaurs. This is because that is what the prep class I was doing work experience with last year were learning about. The students had great fun with this topic and the class teacher engaged students in many ways.

This video is catchy and the cartoons are a great way to introduce younger students to the topic of dinsaurs. By having a class of younger students watch this clip, the would become engaged quite quickly.
After watching the video, students could participate in a class discussion where the teacher asks questions about the names and the colours of the dinosaurs in the video. Because the chorus of this clip is quite repetetive it ensures that the information students need is effectivly delivered.

Students could also comment on their favourite dinosaur they have seen in the video and then in groups could research some facts about these dinosaurs and then share them with the class.
By researching information in groups, increased motivation is likely to occur providing high quality information for the rest of the class. (Greg Kearsley and Ben Scheiderman, 1998)
I think this would be a very effective delivery tool to start introducing younger students to the topic of dinosaurs.

  • Constantly available to students outside the classroom
  • Wide variety of videos
  • Educational videos for teachers


  • There isn't always the specific video your looking for
  • No filtering so younger students have to be watched


  • Videos for the classroom
  • Note taking for older students
  • Research for assignments

Grace xx

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