This book is the result of one man’s love for storytelling, his passion for teaching, and his addiction to YouTube. Jamie Keddie is a teenager in his early forties who, for the last decade, has been curating online videos and creating stories around them.
Videotelling is Jamie’s third book. As an established Oxford University Press author, his previous titles include Images (2009) and Bringing Online Video into the Classroom (2014).
Jamie started off with a degree in biochemistry from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Realizing that he actually wanted to be a musician, he spent most of his twenties studying jazz at Leeds College of Music, in Yorkshire, England. After that, he worked as a singer-piano player on ships, but nothing too glamorous.
After getting tendonitis in his arms, Jamie was forced into a career change. He went to live in Spain and started working as an English teacher.
Now, as a Barcelona-based educator and teacher trainer, Jamie has shared his ideas and insights with teachers in over forty different countries. He gives plenary talks at international conferences and delivers workshops for primary, secondary, and language teachers. He is the founder of Lessonstream, an online resource for teachers.
In 2009, Jamie won a prestigious British Council ELTon award for his work. Sponsored by Cambridge English, the ELTons are the only international awards to recognize and celebrate innovation in English language teaching.