Exploding watermelons, curious pigs, sneezing baby pandas, mystery objects falling from the sky, internet addiction, online dishonesty, and (of course) internet cats!
Welcome to Videotelling – a book of 45 YouTube-inspired stories to capture the imaginations of learners of all ages, everywhere. Accompanying ideas and ready-to-use activities will ensure that technology takes a backseat and good, old-fashioned storytelling comes to the front of your classroom.
Videotelling is the perfect 21st century resource for primary, secondary, and language teachers to engage students and get them listening, thinking, collaborating, communicating, problem solving, and making videos of their own. It is ideal for developing language skills, comprehension, critical thinking, and much, much more.
I’m currently in the process of sending out copies of the ebook to my crowdfunding backers. The book will be commercially available early in the new year. Please subscribe to my newsletter (eyes top right!) and I’ll let you know as soon as that happens.
In the meantime, here are some of the very nice things that people have said:
“This book will make you look forward to your Monday morning lessons.”
Marga Homar, English language teacher
“In Videotelling, Jamie leaves his classroom door wide open – you experience his stories as his students would.”
Nick Bilbrough, storyteller and author
“Storytelling reinvented for a generation raised on YouTube.”
Alan Melikdjanian, creator of the Captain Disillusion YouTube series
“A vital book for educators – a critical approach to online video and an accessible introduction to the subjects of media and visual literacy.”
Dr. Paul Martin Lester, author of “Visual Communication: Images with Messages”
“An invaluable book for teacher development – a handy set of tools for novice and experienced teachers to develop their classroom communication, and storytelling skills.”
Nicola Meldrum, teacher trainer
“A brilliantly practical series of lessons to liven up any classroom.”
Ben Goldstein, author of “Language Learning with Digital Video”