“… by using a popular medium like YouTube, one of the most popular web sites of all time, you are fitting into your students existing habits and surrounding, making it easy for them to access your material, and projecting a more updated image for your class or school .” from Eric Durrand’s article entitled “How Teachers can use Video Sharing for Teaching”
How can I effectively use YouTube in my classroom?
From a student - University of California, Davis student Anthony Nguyen said in an e-mail interview. "By looking at the video clips, I'm reminded of what she spoke about in class. It reinforces the material into my memory.”
From a teacher - Martin Casas, an advanced placement history and freshman geography teacher at East Lake High School, San Diego, CA, stated, “It helps [students] hone critical thinking and writing skills while offering them an exciting, new way to learn standards-based materials.”
"YouTube is not necessary for good teaching," writes Christopher Conway from Inside Higher Education, "in the same way that wheeling a VCR into the classroom is not necessary, or bringing in PowerPoint slide shows with images, or audio recordings. YouTube simply makes more resources available to teachers than ever before, and allows for better classroom management.”
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Karimi, Sabah. (2006, October 02). The Value of e-learning with youtube: video sharing for education. Retrieved from http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/65889/the_value_of_elearning_with_youtube.html?singlepage=true&cat=35