October in Review: Our Most Viewed Videos Last Month

November 5th, 2013 | by Stephan Maldonado

Wow! Can you believe we are already five days into November? The school year is just speeding by, and we hope that it’s been a productive one for everybody. October, for many of you, means the end of the first marking period, the start of parent-teacher conferences, Halloween lessons and classroom parties. As November begins, we start looking forward to the beginning of the holiday season, both outside of school and within, where we start planning our holiday-related lessons, food or clothing drives in our schools, the homework we will assign over winter break, and how we will spend our own time off.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’ve still got almost two full months left of 2013, and as we move into November, let’s look back to October and what the month held for the TeacherTube community. Remember, no matter how busy things get during the school year, TeacherTube members are still creating and viewing excellent resources on a daily basis, sharing their ideas and innovations with one another for the betterment of education everywhere. So, without furhter ado, let’s review the most viewed videos of October:

P.A.P.E.R. Tech!

Uploaded by dpeel

Mr. Peel is a history teacher who’s fun video demonstrates inexpensive ways of using paper cut-outs and origami to have students build historical structures and buildings, and read world maps.

Wendehack Video 2

Uploaded by Crecedtech

This video records a teacher’s observation of a fellow educator teaching her young students about different foods from cultures around the world.

Nick’s Spartacus

Uploaded by dpeel

Mr. Peel posts this fun and creative video of a 6th grade student’s history project: a slide show about gladiators and ancient Roman warriors set to a rockin’ tune!

Don’t Touch the Car

Uploaded by Kchrin

This video is only 23 seconds long, but you’ll be laughing for hours after. It’s a short example of “Lego animation”, in which students utilized the traditional stop-motion animation seen in such films as The Nightmare Before Christmas (only with Legos instead of figurines) to act out a short skit.

Free Ride!

Uploaded by dpeel

Mr. Peel’s video discusses the difference between different political/economic systems, including communism, capitalism, socialism, and fascism–set to the song “Free Ride.”

We Didn’t Start the Fire

Uploaded by dpeel

Like Mr. Peel’s video “Nick’s Spartacus,” this is a student presentation using a popular song to foreground an informative slideshow about a historical topic–in this case, the building of the pyramids.

cab speech

Uploaded by Room25eps

This great video shows a student reciting a speech about lions.

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