Vodcasts

Short, engaging, pre-recorded mini-lessons make learning available anytime, anywhere while simultaneously freeing classroom time for differentiating, workshopping, discussing, and relationship-building.  Use the links or embedded videos below to access vodcasts.
 
WRITING

COLLEGE ESSAYS, RESUMES, COVER LETTERS, PORTFOLIOS, PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL PRESENCE
LITERARY CRITICISM
  •  Literary Criticism Introduction / New Criticism provides an essential overview of literary criticism in general and information on New Criticism in particular.  Please watch this vodcast in three 11-minute sessions with breaks in between (spread out over a few days, if desired).

Literary Criticism Intro.mp4


Reader response criticism vodcast.mp4


Marxist Criticism vodcast.mp4



MYTHOLOGY AND ARCHETYPES
  • Mythology Background
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HUXLEY'S BRAVE NEW WORLD

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Driven Learning and Teaching in a Flat, Flipped, Mastery-Based Classroom (also known as the "OVERVIEW OF THE PHILOSOPHY" vodcast) provides and exciting overview of the work and daily practices of the Evergreen High School English students of Room E-307.
  • Looking Ahead to High School and College: What Middle School Students and their Families Can--and Should--be Doing Now presents important steps that middle school students and their families can take to prepare for what's next.
  • CCIRA 2011: "Literacy and Technology and in the 21st-Century English Classroom" is a recording of a presentation by Travis Macy and Evergreen High School students from the 2011 Colorado Council of the International Reading Association Conference.
  • Overview of the Drafting Process presents one possible structure for a step-wise drafting process that can be used in any class.
  • Six Traits Writing Rubric and Standards-Based Assessment discusses use of these important tools in the classroom.
  • Using the Whopper Paragraph presents one tool that helps students build a claim/data/warrant structure into their compositions.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Google Calendar Integration provides an overview for creating and embedding a Google Calendar into Blackboard or another platform.
  • Using Jaycut to Create a Video shows how to use Jaycut, a free, web-based program, to create a video.
  • Embedding a Video on a Google Site explains how to embedd a video that's already loaded on blip.tv onto your Google site.  YouTube users can follow a similar process.
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