Were you influenced by SchoolHouse Rock or Sesame Street? I was. One of my most effective tools for teaching are these little Fugleflick movies that set learning concepts to music along with an entertaining video. I made the Listen Plea after realizing that my students tune out my "teacher speeches" about appropriate behavior in the classroom. When I showed this video I quizzed them on what it takes to be an effective listener. They were able to tell me all the main points: use your eyes to track the speaker, Ears to take in what is spoken, your mind to focus on the message, and your control to stop all other activities.
Your downloaded movie is much better quality than the preview.
Hint: Play the movie from your desktop in quicktime, drop it into iTunes and view it full screen, or put it in your Powerpoints whenever you want to remind students to listen.
Hope this is an effective tool for you:)
Tricia :) Don't forget to rate me.