Clipchat, or Movietalk (as it is often called, apparently incorrectly), is a technique used by teachers who embrace a comprehensible input approach to language acquisition, whereby they provide students with tons of comprehensible input by asking questions and talking about stills or short sections from a short video.
The short videos used often have no dialogue, which means that they can be used to teach any language, and that the level of the “chat” can be adapted to suit the level of the students in your class.
Good sources of Clipchat videos include Birdbox Studio, and the wonderful Simon’s Cat.
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Some questions to consider when creating transcript-based resources on TeachVid:
- How long should each caption be?
- Where’s the best place to split text?
- When should I join separate lines into a single caption?
The image at the top of the post shows step 3.2 of the resource creation process, where every line of text in your transcript (from step 3.1) is shown as a blue “caption bubble”.
At this point, you can click anywhere within a caption bubble to split it into more than one caption. You would typically do this if your Continue reading “How long should video captions be on TeachVid?”
It was previously the case that only those with Teacher subscriptions to TeachVid were able to create resources on TeachVid…
Not any more 🙂
All registered users can now create their own TeachVid resources!!
If you go to the resources section of TeachVid (you’ll need to register – FREE – or log in if you’ve already registered), you’ll see that you now have a “My resources” tab which looks something like the image below:
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