I blabbed about using the game Scattegories to enrich students' understanding of new vocabulary words to my colleagues. In my excitement, I sold the idea to them and in turn, they wanted to try it out. Who can blame them really? It's an awesome idea! So I tried to explain how it's done. Unfortunately, I'm not so sure that I explained it very well because they didn't seem to quite understand how it was done. Go figure. The teacher can't teach how it's done to other teachers. So I invited one of them to check it out when I planned on doing the activity with my students. Well, things happen and the invited teacher couldn't make the visit. I don't blame that person. We're busy. I get it.
So anyway, time passes and I found a flip (one of those digital visual recording devices) on sale at Best Buy. And of course, I'm a sucker for electronics... especially from Best Buy. So I bought it. As soon as it arrived, I had the brilliant idea of recording my students so I can show the video to the teachers who wanted to use the strategy in their own classrooms. Brilliant! I pat myself on the back for that idea.
I've been trying everything to get it uploaded somewhere so my colleagues can view this magnificent strategy that I use in my classroom. I uploaded the 38 minute, 3GB file on my cloud thinking that I was going to share the link to the file. What was I thinking? It took forever to upload the file, who's going to want to download it just to view it? So I proceeded to uploaded it to Youtube. Being the first video I've ever uploaded, I quickly learned that they do not accept videos longer than 10 minutes. So what I have to present is an edited version of my vocabulary enrichment lesson using a modified version of the game Scattegories. I'm proud of my students for being so excellently behaved on tape. Well, most of my students. Mind you, this class normally acts so well behaved anyway. So they're not just acting. That's the whole reason I picked this class to video!
Enjoy the video!
Feel free to leave comments :)
'til next time