Where can I find sources for short videos for note-taking practice?

I received an email today from Brenda
Britton. She’s the data coach at Laporte
Community Schools in LaPorte, Indiana ,and she asked a very specific question about
finding text. She’s looking for video-based text. Her teachers are
working to have kids practice taking notes and citing information from
multimodal texts videos. And so she’s like, is there a source? I think I’ve
heard you talk about commercials before. Can you find commercials online?
Is there a hub for this kind of thing? Yes, Brenda, you’re going to love it! Okay, let me open up a Google window here, and I’m just going to type in iSpot.TV. That
is the website for commercials. First one that comes up. BAM! Click on that and you want to go underneath the tab that says “Browse TV Ads.”Aand when you click there, then along the left…Do you know what you’re looking for? Are you
looking for the State Farm commercial? Are you looking for a health and beauty
product? Are you looking for a certain Super Bowl commercial? Because it’s all
categorized on the left. I love it! But the idea here would be that a commercial
is a short, what 30-60 second multimodal text, and you want to give kids a
viewing purpose, so you want to make sure that your teachers are going to say,
“Class, we’re going to ‘read’/view this next text, and I want you taking notes on…” Oh, I’ll use this one–“reasons that the main character in this commercial thinks her dad is a space alien. You’re looking for the reason she sites for why she thinks her
dad is the space alien.” What are you talking about Kristina? Okay, so now I’m
just going to type in… I think it will bring it up if you just type in space
alien. It’s an Audi commercial that we’re looking for. There it is–the first one–a car commercial. So when you click on this, then here comes the commercial. It’s
totally free by the way–this whole website. And I won’t play it right now,
but if you click on it, in 30 seconds, this young girl gives three, four, five
reasons why she thinks her dad is a space alien. So there’s your source, and the kids have a reading/viewing purpose, and
they’re jotting down what they’re gathering. This is to train kids not to
be just–you know–entertained by videos, just passively watching them. No no. You’ve got to have a purpose. You’re leaning in. You’re taking notes, and you’re citing from
video-based sources. We’ve got to teach them how to do this. A second resource, Brenda, will be Achieve the Core. And so again, I’m just going to open up a Google
window. If you just type in Achieve the Core. Now everything on this website is
not going to be video-based like iSpot.TV was, but when you go to Achieve the
Core, first the homepage, first one that comes up. Go under Classroom
Resources. On your assessments (now you don’t have to use it as an assessment),
but it’s already organized that way. Click on assessments, and many of these
are going to come with a video. What are they? They’re all literacy assessments.
There are two or three passages, two or three texts (some are video)…two or three
texts, and then there’s a series of questions and an extended-writing prompt that comes with it. But they’ve already paired the text or put three texts
together. What you want to look for, of course, is the grade level so you get
grade-appropriate, but I know one of these–like this one right here. I know
this archaeology one which says it’s for fourth grade. If you click on that, okay
and open that up, then it’ll say, okay you can download those files. Here
we go, so okay here it is–archeology and so view the file. You want the
passages, right? Okay, so it tells you the standards. Go through
that. Here’s the first passage. Here’s the second passage, but look–the third
passage is a video, and it gives you the hyperlink. So not only could you have
kids practicing collecting information from video-based sources, but you also
have two corresponding print sources to go with this. Use the prompt. There are
questions, but you could use the prompt that’s at the bottom of the questions as
you’re viewing purpose. Give kids this before they start reading and before they view the video, and now they know exactly what information to cite from that particular source. Brenda, great
question! Thanks for emailing. Have a great day!

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