A few of the teachers who helped supervise the Personal Project Bootcamp asked me where I got all the great videos from. They could see uses for them in their own classes, and wanted me to send them the links. Below I will post every video I used, with a short explanation of why I used it (though you may find other uses)! ENJOY!
"Google Search App : Martin Van Buren" - 30 seconds.
I use this video to show what a Personal Project is not. It is not superficial, it is not done last minute, it is not done by your parents, and it must be relevant and meaningful to the student. I've also used this video for training about authentic assessment.
EDS- Building Planes in the Sky - 59 seconds
This video shows what it might feel like for a student doing their first long term project - it is the supervisors experience! (I can't remember which teacher shared this with me - but thanks - it is great!)
HSBC - Museum of Procrastination - 1 minute
Procrastination is one of the biggest traps students fall into with the Personal Project. This is a funny video to highlight that issue and to start a discussion.
TED Talk - Paul Bennett: Design is in the details - 16:05
I love this video - it shows why design and user experience matters. As someone who has been in hospital for testing a lot recently, I really liked where they talked about decorating the ceiling in hospitals. My hospital has fish on the ceiling and my MRI/MRA has a mirror, so I can see out! Boom.
Lucky Iron Fish: Shape of Health - 2:46
I highly recommend watching this video - it's not even three minutes long - so if you have no excuse.
It touches on research/ the research cycle/Big 6, international mindedness, the design cycle, health, resilience, persistence...basically it's perfect...so watch it...
The Research Project - 3.45
This video is a little cheesy, but gives students great tips for improving their research skills.
Ted Talks: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban - 14.03
I adore this video! It's a little longer than the rest, but I have watched the whole thing through maybe 3 or 4 times and still love it! Telling students not to procrastinate is very important, but can make you seem like you are nagging - this video is hilarious and gives some tips students can actually use. It is also a good way to drive the importance of students setting their own goals and deadlines throughout the project.
How to Bullet Journal - 4.11
Our students have the choice of keeping a digital or a physical process journal. Showing them a bullet journal shows them how they can keep their journal organized and useful throughout the process.
Ted Talks: How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam 11.54
This is another video which helps students balance their work load and manage their time.
Please share with me any videos you think I might find useful (or amusing!)