Scholastic Videos offers a variety of videos that will interest media specialists and teachers. Since I am currently reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, I found the above embedded author interview especially interesting.
Other in-depth author interviews that can be found on the site include Gordon Korman, David Shannon, Cornelia Funke, Holly Black, Rick Riordan, Kate Klise, Meg Cabot, and Jordan Sonnenblick.
Authors discuss a variety of topics in the interviews including how they get ideas for their books, how they conduct research for books, what the best and worst parts of being an author are, and give advice to students wishing to pursue writing or artistic careers. They also discuss specific books they have written and/or illustrated.
This section of the site offers video booktalks, video book trailers, author read-alouds, and the Hugo Cabret Flashlight Reader.
Transcripts are available for many of the video booktalks (which were written by Joni Bodart). The book trailers are done in a variety of formats including authors discussing their books, animation, and video footage. The trailer for Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carmen which is to be released on Feb. 10, 2009, looks intriguing!
This section of the site offers both professional and student created videos on a number of topics including National News, International News, Sports, and Movies, TV, and Music.
This section provides Classroom Management in Photos videos, Pam Allyn Talkabouts, and Our Advisors’ Classrooms videos.
The Pam Allyn videos discuss topics such as teachers retaining their own teaching styles while preparing students for high stakes testing, optimizing teaching and learning time, supporting ELL students, advice for teachers, and two other topics.
Our Advisors’ Classrooms videos take viewers inside the classrooms where they can get a feel of how other teachers at various grade levels set up their classrooms for success.
The Classroom Management in Photos videos give explanations on how to set up classroom routines including taking attendance, end of the day routines, morning arrival routines, and transitions routines.
Scholastic has compiled a wonderful set of resources for teachers and media specialists at this site that are worth checking out!