Because I love Marlon Brando, "A Streetcar Named Desire" AND Modern Family.
From the same creators of the Ice Book.
I have no words to explain just how cool this is... Simply beautiful and imaginative.
When we think of the Middle East, so often images of sandstorms, bombed-out villages and desolate faces are what come to mind. As Americans, this is about all we are exposed to on primetime television. As an alternative, I would like to offer this.
Heartfelt and wistful
So it's been awhile since I last added to this page, but there's no time like the present...
John Green is one of my favorite YALit authors. Looking for Alaska (2005 Printz Award Winner) was my introduction to his writing and, just recently, I picked up The Fault in Our Stars (can anyone tell me the Shakespearean play from which this title was taken?). After the first few paragraphs, I already knew that this would go to the top of my Must-Be-Read-Now stack.
After a quick search (yes, Google is my BFF), I found quite a few quick vids that I think you might enjoy.
The first is a Book Trailer for The Fault in Our Stars and the second is an audio clip of Chapter One of the same:
The third video is a hysterical monologue about the 5 worst typos ever. Enjoy!!
My professor this past semester shared this video that another student of hers had made. It was his project in another course and as you can see is quite an impressive use of vimeo and raw talent! He is using this as a way to reach kids both in the classroom and later for "refreshing" at home or elsewhere. Imagine if an entire English department each took a writing trait and developed a video mini-lesson like this to add to a bank of videos to be used in the school? It could be used as part of a lesson in class but also for students to access outside to strengthen their writing whenever necessary! I am starting to develop my own video lesson this summer. I hope a few of my colleagues might want to help share the load... :)
I am worried about the current trend in public education that forces students to learn in a set model. Americans have always been known for their ingenuity and creative problem solving. Will this continue to be the case under the current model of standardized testing? Just wondering...
For Your Viewing Pleasure...
I love film and all of the connections tied to this art form. I often find myself watching a video that I just need to share! I am not a filmaker by any means, but I do appreciate the power, beauty, humor, and emotion that can be associated with film. Enjoy!
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