Video for the Younger Crowd

 Meet Marvie!


Sesame Workshop has launched Sesame Studios, a YouTube channel designed for preschool/elementary age children, hosted by Marvie. A new group of digital characters will be showcased in digital shorts and songs that are designed to make you smarter, stronger, and kinder!

Think you know Old MacDonald? Check out this remix:

The Sesame Studio YouTube channel is very new (released May 2016) and has limited content but multiple videos will be posted each week so the selection will quickly grow. The Old MacDonald video, above, was posted while I was writing this blog! The easiest way to get back to this channel is to login to YouTube using your Fayette County email credentials and subscribe to the channel. Then the videos will be at your fingertips when you need them.

If you need help with subscribing, or creating your own playlist, I’d be happy to visit you at school and walk you through the process.

Nature Nuggets

NatureNuggetsPBS/KET is offering a nature activity delivered each week for 8 weeks via text. Text NATURE to 30644 to sign up (standard data and messaging rates may apply  – opt out at any time). The activity offers:

  • Video Clip:  A Nature Nugget video (about 1-minute-long) that is narration free to help the learner focus on what the animals are doing.
  • Discussion Questions:  Suggested questions to ask before and after viewing.
  • Follow-up Activities:  Suggestions for follow-up activities that help extend the experience.

This NATURE NUGGET will help children learn about animals that live in the Savannah. To see support materials for the video above:  while the video is playing, click on the “Watch in YouTube” link (bottom right corner of video) and another tab will open. In the description below the video, click “More” and you will see the discussion questions, activity ideas, related books, and full NATURE episodes suggested for this video clip.

See below the back-to-back texts I received the day after signing up to receive them.


Although advertised for younger students, these videos could also be used as springboards for students in higher grade levels. Please comment below to share your ideas or email me if you’d like help or to discuss instructional ideas.

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