Halloween? Kissing? Halo 3 Tips…? The "How to" video is on VideoJug
My colleague Carolyn Edwards has just told me about VideoJug.com. It's not quite YouTube but has stacks of "How to" videos on it.
As a lesson, you could probably get a lot of mileage out of asking your learners before watching "How to" go about a particular task; get them to make notes of the stages involved; then watch and, while watching, get them to tick in their notes which are mentioned in the video — giving you student-generated, ready-made, photocopy-free listening comprehension questions.
As a follow-up, assuming you have access to a video camera (or video-equipped mobile phones), get them in groups to (first) storyboard a video of their own and (then) film it.
Your films could then be uploaded on to VideoJug or YouTube, and/or embedded on a class blog.
Not so sure the Love&Sex section is somewhere you want to take your (young) learners (like "Creative Kissing" or the hilarious Avoid Trapped Arm Whilst Cuddling In Bed) but with adults there lots of fun stuff there, and in the site's other sections.
Oh, and don't miss the Halloween videos…