Something we did not have when I was in school, is the SMART BOARD.
Every room has a Smart Board, am interactive board that can be used as a video projection screen or an extension of your laptop or just as a writing device.
What the Smart Board does not do, and something every teacher has to be aware of, is tell you what you can or CANNOT show on the Smart Board. In other words it is only as smart as you are.It took me a while to master the Smart Board and its amazing potentials for supporting instruction.
Schools have rules WHAT you can show to students. If you are SMART you will check with the school administrators what their list of approved videos are before attempting to show something in class. DON’T assume something is OK and ALWAYS view it before you show it to students. Just because it may be produced by the BBC or National Geographic it DOES NOT mean it is acceptable to every age group.