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The other day, a tech friend of mine (Thanks Kevin!) told me about a hilarious website. If you are in a job where you get a lot of questions that people could simply look up themselves, you will absolutely love this site. The website is http://lmgtfy.com, which stands for Let Me Google That for You. To explain how the site works, I have included the following short video and the textual explanation below.

Simply put, here is how it works.

1)      Go to the site

2)      Type in the question someone else asked you

3)      Click one of the search buttons

The website will auto generate a link that you can email back to the person. The link will be a screen captured instructional video that shows the person how to:

1)      Go to Google

2)      Type in the question

3)      Click on one of the search buttons

The video then asks “Was that so hard?” and takes them to the result of the Google search. I found it hilarious, but I love sarcasm.

Warning: If you don’t like sarcastic humor, or do not use sarcastic humor with your friends and colleagues, this website may not be for you. However, I am currently working on a comical way to show this to my students and let them know that they can take responsibility for looking things up from time to time. Of course, I am still working on it :)

In the meantime, I have created the short video above that lets me give you an example with one of my favorite questions, “When are final exams.” It is never enough to post them in the syllabus, make the information a syllabus quiz question, post it online, and make announcements in class. So this year, I think I might find a way to work in “Let Me Google That For You”

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The content in the video below includes cuss words, If you are offended by cuss words, DON’T WATCH THE VIDEO. As a linguist, I am intrigued by the power we give words. I have a lesson that gets students to think about what makes a word a cuss word. It makes for a great discussion board topic and a fun writing prompt, but in all honesty, I still haven’t had the courage to link this video to the lesson. The topic is controversial.

The Seven Words – YouTube.

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Sometimes I find great videos on YouTube; sometimes my students tell me about great videos on YouTube. Either way I have found that my students like the way I use videos to make writing prompts and discussion boards a little more interesting. In my classes, I like to use short videos paired with readings and other things to stimulate background knowledge and vocabulary acquisition. At NISOD this year a colleague and I presented on some of the tools we use to do this (if you would like to see video of that, click here). Anyways, here is one of the videos I have found that I like to use.

I Gotta Fever/Parody of The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling – YouTube.

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Sometimes I find great videos on YouTube; sometimes my students tell me about great videos on YouTube. Either way I have found that my students like the way I use videos to make writing prompts and discussion boards a little more interesting. In my classes, I like to use short videos paired with readings and other things to stimulate background knowledge and vocabulary acquisition. At NISOD this year a colleague and I presented on some of the tools we use to do this (if you would like to see video of that, click here). Anyways, here is one of the videos I have found that I like to use.

Bill Cosby, understanding Southern. – YouTube.

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