Sorry for the delayed reply, it's been a busy period (as per usual!)
I just wanted to let you know that the lesson I was discussing here
earlier this month went really, really well.
I had a group of 22 15 - 17 year old German students at my school, I
used the "6 Billion Others" site for the first half of the lesson.
First, I showed
the students a section of the site and a couple of videos I really
like, while they answered questions on it, which they really enjoyed.
They then watched one of the videos on the site that most interested
them and discussed it with their partners. This stage went really
Finally, I got the students to write "meaningful" questions (based on
the type of questions the interviewer asked on the 6 Billion Others
site) for each
other and to record their answers using You Tube. This section went
so, so well. There were some amazingly insightful questions and
an age group that doesn't often open up. I really enjoyed the lesson, and
watching their answers afterwards made it all the more worthwhile.
Thankfully the lesson went swimmingly on the technical side too (i.e.
you CAN use lots of Web Cams and do multiple Quick Capture uploads to
YouTube at the same time
from one IP address)
I'm planning on writing up a full, easy to follow lesson plan and
posting it to my blog eventually ( http://sethdickens.blogspot.com
I'll let you know when I do. If you want any help or if you have any
questions on teaching the lesson feel free to ask and I'll be happy to
All the best, have fun and enjoy the sun!