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  1. 1. YouTube in My Class? Presenter: Sarah E. Morris
  2. 2. Food for Thought <ul><li>YouTube had 67.5 million unique visitors nationwide in the month of January [2008], and according to a recent report by Neilsen NetRatings, [YouTube] was the sixth most visited site on the Web. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why YouTube? <ul><li>Dr. Dawn Sumner, geology professor at the University of CA, says, “It’s a chance to redefine traditional education by engaging students in a format more tailored to the Modern Age.” </li></ul><ul><li>Florida International University Professor David Wernick stated, “It’s a new world, and technology is evolving so quickly. The students have to be conversant with different media.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why YouTube? <ul><li>“… 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” </li></ul>
  5. 5. How can I effectively use YouTube in my classroom?
  6. 6. YouTube Uses <ul><li>For Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve as homework or extra assistance for reinforcing instructional concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show during class to reinforce topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload in-class lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload student video projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use to enhance critical thinking and writing skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare students for an activity or lab </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. YouTube Uses <ul><li>For Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access thousands of educational video clips for How-to-Guides for teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share educational strategies with other educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has “channels” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PBS - </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National Wildlife - </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Testimonials about Successful Use of YouTube
  9. 9. <ul><li>From a student - University of California, Davis student Anthony Nguyen said in an e-mail interview. &quot;By looking at the video clips, I'm reminded of what she spoke about in class. It reinforces the material into my memory.” </li></ul><ul><li>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.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Closing Thoughts… <ul><li>&quot;YouTube is not necessary for good teaching,&quot; writes Christopher Conway from Inside Higher Education, &quot;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.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Works Cited <ul><li>Cardine, Sara. (2008, July 21). Is Education ready for youtube?. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Durrand, Eric. (2010). how teachers can use video sharing for teaching. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Karimi, Sabah. (2006, October 02). The Value of e-learning with youtube: video sharing for education. Retrieved from </li></ul>
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