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Silly Supplemental Videos for student engagement...

I was reviewing RGB colors and lossy compression today in my online class and one of my students shared this related Spreadsheets Stand-up Routine.  https://youtu.be/UBX2QQHlQ_I This made my day. 

Do you have any other go-to silly concept videos that you show students to engage them, review concepts, give them a brain break? Share some links! I'll check back to this post and add more whenever I think of them too...

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Submitted by Carol Ramsey on Mon, 09/21/2020 - 13:51

This is so nerdy and so awesome! I'm going to use this next week! Thanks!

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Submitted by Rebekah Lang on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:20

This Big Bang Theory clip's fun for algorithms, flow charts, and infinite loops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0xgjUhEG3U

And they showed this Better Off Ted clip at the CSTA summer online conference... It's a good one to introduce the idea of harmful effects of tech and, specifically, race-based discrimination that can be built into technology and algorithms:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyXNmiTIupg

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Submitted by Chris Pautler on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:34

I just showed this one for debugging.

Funny and it is a true debugging technique:

Rubber Duck Debugging

(there are other RDD videos, but this is the one I like)

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Submitted by Rebekah Lang on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 12:10

That is fun! Thanks for sharing!

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Submitted by Rebekah Lang on Fri, 09/25/2020 - 09:13

Here's a video where someone has made a whole computer out of dominoes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpLU__bhu2w&t=3s  Maybe a silly connection to physical computing, hardware or binary? Or maybe a connection to creativity and problem solving more generally? Or inspiration for a crazy hard extra credit opportunity?