Allowing YouTube in the School Media Center

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Allowing YouTube in the School Media Center

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

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