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  • 1. Allowing the Use of YouTube in Our School Media Center Paige Caliguiri School Media Specialist Busy Bee Middle School
  • 2. Why YouTube?
    • YouTube is owned by Google, a company we use as our primary search engine as well as a collaborative tool in the classroom through Google Documents
  • 3.
    • There are currently 65,000 videos uploaded to YouTube per day ( Allowing Safe Access to YouTube in the Classroom, www.bloxx.com/assets/downloads/bloxx_whitepaper_media_filter.pdf)
    • 35 hours of video is uploaded per minute ( YouTube Statistics: 25 Jawdropping YouTube Facts, Figures & Statistics http://www.reelseo.com/youtube-statistics/)
    • There were over 700 billion video playbacks in 2010 ( YouTube Statistics: 25 Jawdropping YouTube Facts, Figures & Statistics http://www.reelseo.com/youtube-statistics/)
  • 4.
    • The average person spends 15 minutes per day on YouTube ( 15 Benefits of YouTube, http://www.wahm-solution.com/benefits-of-youtube.html/ )
    • It is the 4th most visited website on the Internet ( Allowing Safe Access to YouTube in the Classroom, www.bloxx.com/assets/downloads/bloxx_whitepaper_media_filter.pdf)
    • It is the 8th most visited website on the Internet for 6-11 year olds ( Allowing Safe Access to YouTube in the Classroom, www.bloxx.com/assets/downloads/bloxx_whitepaper_media_filter.pdf)
  • 5. Why Use YouTube in Our Library Media Center?
  • 6. YouTube Will Supply:
    • Current events from reputable news sources
    • Archived footage of historic events
    • Multicultural experiences
    • Tutorials
    Right in the Media Center!
  • 7. YouTube Will…
    • Make students a part of the global community
    • Help students stay connected
    • Keep students engaged & motivated
    • Pique interest & attention
    • Add depth to any lesson or activity
    • Provide a vehicle for learning in individual or group projects
  • 8.
    • YouTube is a visual learning tool
    • It provides an opportunity for independent & passionate learning and differentiated instruction
  • 9. Keeping it Safe
  • 10. YouTube Safety Mode
    • Filter & censor video searches, video suggestions, user comments
    • Settings locked by account administrator
    • Video: http://youtu.be/gkI3e0P3S5E
  • 11. Our Part
    • Students will be aware of the guidelines and the consequences of violating them
    • Busy Bee YouTube Use Policy & Guidelines will be reviewed in class and in the library
    • A parent will have to read the Use Policy and sign for permission
  • 12.
    • By working together, we can help enhance our students’ learning environment!
    • Say ‘yes’ to YouTube & watch our students flourish!