Friday, February 15, 2013

Animated Shorts are Great!

Yes. This is the third blog post of the night.  The truth of the matter is that I have thought about blogging a lot in the past month, but have not had the time to do so.  I have a little bit of time tonight, so I am playing catch-up.

Animated Short Film quite often make their way onto the Education page on Pinterest.  I was teaching about making inferences last week and decided that it would be the perfect time to use one of those short films I had pinned. 
We ended up watching two.  A longer one and a shorter one.  I played the film and would pause it at certain spots and have the students make an inference of what they thought would happen next (based on the context clues and what they had seen thus far).  Once again, almost every kid had their hand raised and wanted to participate. As a teacher, I LOVE it when that happens.  It means I have done a good job of getting the students engaged. 

Here are some short films that are good for teaching about inferences:






Happy President's Day Weekend!

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