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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.

The Playing For Change Foundation is dedicated to connecting the world through music by providing resources to musicians and their communities around the world. This video can easily be paired with readings on charities, student research on local or other charities, with a local school project, or you name it.

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