The Value of E-Learning with YouTube: Video Sharing for Education By: Sabah Karimi
“ Education using multimedia and other visual aids has always been a strengthening component of many subjects’ curriculum, and today’s educators are taking steps to incorporate the Internet and media-based tools to improve participation and learning.”
keeps students on track & MOTIVATED
students learn through a program they are already COMFORTABLE with
directions for class projects/experiments can be SHOWN step-by-step instead of written step-by-step
presentations can be enhanced with video uploading
risk of pornography & cyberspace dangers cannot be ignored
“ However, there is great potential for educators to create effective policies and allow students to participate in a positive and productive way.” The Value of E-Learning with YouTube: Video Sharing for Education By: Sabah Karimi
Personal Reflection… More than anything, I got a greater sense of all of YouTube’s potential in the classroom. The concepts make sense & if applied positively, this media-based tool could absolutely benefit not only me, as an educator, but my students. It’s something new (to the classroom), something fresh, & exciting! I could see students really taking to this way of learning & demonstration. And, I was most taken by the emphasis on the comfort for students. “They are engaging in learning with a multimedia format that they are comfortable and familiar with.” Instead of pressuring students to step out of a comfort zone, there is a good chance that they’ll already be confident with this technology – now, it’ll be a learning tool! “… there is still potential for YouTube and other video sharing sites to play a positive role in education.”
Is Education Ready for YouTube? By: Sara Cardine “ Education is a component of the [YouTube] site that continues to grow…The site is home to a number of student projects, instructional videos and professional development clips.”
“ teachers are hungry for new types of teaching.” This could be IT!
students engage in an “exploration-based” approach to learning
teachers can correspond with other teachers around the world
“ Technology is such an integral part of [students’] daily lives; they seek similar stimulation in the classroom.” comfort zone!
Some things to think about…
new ways of learning may be frowned upon
some teachers may not have access to computers for their class no matter how badly they want them
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Is Education Ready for YouTube? By: Sara Cardine What’s already out there! Click each logo to learn more!
“… a community for teachers with an affinity for technology and reaching out to tech-savvy students.”
enables parents to proactively participate in their child’s education with constant access to child’s academic progress
students can receive/submit homework, access their grades, and stay in touch with their teachers from any computer in the world with an Internet connection
Click to visit website! Back to logos!
Personal Reflection… I learned about web-based tools I had never even heard of before! TeacherTube , SchoolTube , and Hotchalk were actually really interesting to learn about it as I played around on their sites. In addition, it was exciting to know that all that “potential” I read about before has actually turned into REALITY! Again, there was mention of the student’s comfort zone when it came to using the Internet in teaching & learning. This is something that makes so much sense to me and somehow I’d never put it all together! As we learn more (as educators) about these tech-savvy tools, the innovative ways of teaching our students can become so much fun (for both of us) and endless!
YouTube in Education? By: Eric Durrand “… a smart usage and supervision of students use can have a positive impact on your students.”
Personal Reflection… This final articles just seems to reiterate what the rest do and again, I can’t deny any of its concepts for they all make sense. Again, how comfortable students are with the Internet, and more than likely YouTube in general, makes it easier for them to transition into this new way of learning. With the advancement of Internet, we would be able to use YouTube inside and outside of the classroom which benefits teachers, students, and parents. I really appreciate this fact and as a teacher, I know I’d utilize this as best as I could so my students couldn’t fall behind and they would be able to stay up to date if they can’t make it to school. No matter if it’s teaching a lesson or sharing a demonstration, they would hopefully have me at their disposal no matter where they are!
Conclusion I have ALWAYS been in love with Powerpoint, but YouTube actually taught me more than I already knew! All those demonstration videos that are mentioned as another reason how we can utilize YouTube in the classroom? I actually used one that taught me how to do a part of THIS presentation. I learned how to put a video from YouTube on Powerpoint on YouTube! And that demonstration video was EXACTLY on point. It couldn’t have been made easy to follow. So, I actually got to undergo my own hands-on experience about the technology I am presenting on and in addition to that exploration, these articles I read taught me even more about all the potential & new Internet sources we can use in the classroom! A point that I saw made in each article was about how comfortable students would be if YouTube was used more as an educational tool & it made perfect sense. What better way to teach someone than with something they probably already know how to use? It just keeps learning more exciting and more importantly, intriguing! The more we can keep our students’ attention on our lessons, the more they won’t just learn because they’re in the classroom, but the more they’ll want to learn!
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