Monday, June 8, 2015

INTERESTING VIDEOS FOR OLDER LEARNERS

Questions no one knows the answers to (Full Version) - Chris Anderson
In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers. View full lesson.

Dream - Motivational Video
A beautiful combination of different movie scenes, music and motivational words.

CGI Animated Shorts HD: "Taking The Plunge" - by Taking The Plunge Team
When a young man's ideal marriage proposal is put in jeopardy he is forced to dive into unknown waters to salvage his plans...
*This may easily be used with younger learners, who could describe the action or make up their own dialogues.

Small Pleasures (Μικρές Χαρές) 2008
Once upon a time in a country far far away a boy lived, very different from all the others. His name was Eftichis. Everything ran smoothly in his life until one day, many many years ago an incident made him see life from a different perspective. And suddenly, a big secret was revealed.
*A shorter video: The Small Pleasures

Stand-up comedian Katerina Vrana talks about stereotypes and makes us all believe that the reason that they are funny is that they are true. This 16 minutes performance has everything; from humor, inconvenient truths and family secrets, to the actress's plan for global domination. One thing is for sure: it will make you laugh wholeheartedly.
*Warning: A little classroom-inappropriate language is involved.
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