Personally, I am a huge fan of video as a vehicle for teaching and learning so I have decided to include some of my personal favorites. These are just a few of the most thought provoking! It is entirely up to you whether you want to use them. The following links have been compiled from suggestions and links provided by a variety of different educators from my school, COETAIL and beyond. Any more suggestions for links to videos that get teachers, students, aliens or large hairy things to ask questions would be most welcome!
A creative tale that explores the value of different peoples skills. It also highlights the importance of teamwork!
A Pixar cartoon that explores the frustrations of a small alien as he learns to fly a UFO for the very first time.
A cartoon about an old man playing the piano. As he plays the piano, the tune causes him to have flashbacks about the different stages of his life.
A magical cartoon about a clockwork girl who leaves her tower and causes the world to lose all colour and movement.
Where is Matt?
A feel-good video that takes Matt all over the world dancing.
Obvious to you. Amazing to others
A real thought-provoking cartoon sketch. Not really applicable for children. Good for training or INSET sessions!
Hour of code
All about the hour of code and why it is so important!
Ken Robinson’s TED talk
A fantastic analysis of the directions that current educational policy is taking us to.
A video that gives parents a better idea of how to more effectively protect their children while they are online.
Arthur Boorman’s Transformation
An incredible story of a disabled man’s journey to walk again.
Christopher Edmin’s magic teacher talk
An inspiring and magical talk about what might help teachers to inspire children/students in their classes.
An incredible hip hop song that shows how anybody (regardless of age) can do what they want if they put their mind to it.