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 teacher resource book which outlines a completely novel approach to using video content in the classroom. It consists of 45 immersive stories, each of which is based on the narrative of an authentic online video (adverts, short films, viral videos, etc.).
The interactive stories have been written to capture the imaginations of learners of all ages, everywhere. They are designed to be told by the teacher in the traditional way. This means that technology takes a back seat and viewing of the video comes later.
Stories are accompanied by ready-to-use tasks and activities which show teachers how to get students listening, thinking, speaking, writing, collaborating, problem solving, and creating videos and stories of their own.
Videotelling is beautifully illustrated and designed for a great reading experience. An accompanying website provides links to all videos.
Videotelling was financed by teachers and educators through a highly successful crowdfunding campaign.
This book will make you look forward to your Monday morning lessons.”
Marga Homar, English language teacher
“A brilliantly practical series of lessons to liven up any classroom.”
Ben Goldstein, author of “Language Learning with Digital Video”
“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”
“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
“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