Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dove Real Beauty Sketches

When I first saw this video, I thought of some of my 10th/11th form female students who lack so much self-esteem. I think this video could be an approach to the topic, especially in the 10th form, as 'Being a teenager today' is one of the issues that I'm currently talking about in class. Then, and to lighten up the atmosphere, showing them this Dove beauty ad spoof would be a funny way to end such a painful topic!

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Images of our beautiful world

I'm sure you'll find the best way to use these pictures in class. Either to talk about environment, or our multicultural world, they're so fresh and appealing that, simply by showing them, you'll get a reaction from your students. Especially from your visual learning students. Click HERE to view all the images and the text that follows them.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

#Epic selfie around the world

What a fantastic video to use in class when talking about 'The Multicultural World'! Why not ask your students to try to identify the 36 countries where the guy in the video has taken such fantastic selfies? I'm sure enthusiasm, and a little bit of jealousy, will spread along the class and you'll have fantastic moments of interaction with your students, especially if they are privileged enough to have already traveled around some countries!...
To contextualize the adventure, you might like to take a look at this interview with Alex Chacon, the lucky globe trekker, for CBS, or look into Chacon's blog The Modern Motorcycle Diaries, which has fantastic pictures of this beautiful planet! 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Disconnect to connect advertisement

Published on Jul 17, 2013
Thai advertisement: When you are busy playing with your mobile phone, remember the people beside you. Sometimes we ignore the most important people in our life but its about time to STOP and make them feel how important they are for us. A public service message by Thailand DTAC with brilliant creative work.
Source: Youtube
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Look up

'But none of these times ever hapened. 
You never had any of this. 
When you're too busy looking down, 
you don't see the chances that you miss.' 

Published on Apr 25, 2014
'Look Up' - A spoken word film for an online generation.
'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.
Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.
Source: Youtube
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Monday, May 12, 2014

If I should have a daughter...

'If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... ' began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis - from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. - and gives two breathtaking performances of 'B' and 'Hiroshima.' This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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