Couldn’t embed this one for some reason, but here it is:
This is of a few videos that PBS has released recently about the so-called digital revolution that’s is taking over the classrooms the world over. Love of or hate it, educators are going to have to grapple with this at some point. For many of us in the teaching profession who still recoil at the idea of letting kids play with their phones in class, for example, this video should definitely make one reconsider.
But to be fair, the documentary is about more than cell phones in school. It delves into everything from tablets to stuff I didn’t know existed. Definitely an eye-opener and meant to be watched WITH your students, if they are old enough and/or have the language skills.
Also, keep this website in mind: http://video.pgs.org
I’ve spent hours watching shows from NOVA to Frontline, many of which carry teacher materials and links to additional resources.