If you haven’t visited ‘Wimp’ then I will directly quote the website by stating that Wimp is “a collection of the best family-friendly content across the web that informs, inspires and entertains.” (Wimp.com)
Wimp is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom as your students can view a range of videos and pictures that you can select according to themes or topics. If you head to my Pinterest page by clicking on the P icon at the top of the page and 'follow me,' you’ll be kept in the loop when I pin or create new boards.
I have included a ‘Wimp’ board on Pinterest where you can view the videos that I’ve already watched and pinned. Please take note of the captions, as they provide you with an example of how you can integrate these videos into your lessons. For example, I used the ‘Cats and Dogs’ video to talk about bullying in Health. After having watched the video, a Venn diagram was displayed and students noted all the similarities, differences, characteristics and traits of each animal. Following that, students were asked to relate the responses given to everyday people. The lesson was concluded with the question: If we were like the cats in the video, what could we do to be a better cat?
It was amazing to see how engaged the students were when the lesson about bullying was presented in this way. (Also check out the ‘Intense Downhill Mountain Biking’ clip JUST FOR FUN!!!)