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  1. 1. Webcast in Education By: Derek O’Brien W200
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  3. 3. Spotlight: Free Social Media Tools for Educators Click Picture to go to SchoolTube.com <ul><li>This article claims that districts are still tackling Web-based collaboration tools from pedagogical and security perspectives, a large number of teachers are already out there using these tools to supplement instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are not only consumers of information when using webcasts technology but are also producers of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The article states that youtube.com is a very popular site for sharing media files but teachers and administrators certainly don't want to walk in on their students viewing the latest twist on Faces of Death, to catch them watching adult content, or to get tangled up with potential copyright issues. </li></ul><ul><li>A couple sites more suited for education than that Youtube.com provides are TeacherTube.com and SchoolTube.com. </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube.com is reviewed to makes sure the content is appropriate for education and allows teachers to upload videos for educational purposes only. </li></ul>Next Slide Previous Slide
  4. 4. Spotlight: Free Social Media Tools for Educators Continued Click Picture to go to TeacherTube.com 2. SchoolTube.com takes a somewhat different approach through a pre-approval process, which it describes as &quot;moderated Internet media content sharing for teachers and students.&quot; Only registered teachers can approve videos to be posted, and all content adheres to local school policies and SchoolTube's code of ethics. In addition to student and teacher generated videos, it also includes lesson plans, links to resources, and activities. The article claims that TeacherTube and SchoolTube can be considered online learning communities themselves. Dave Nagel , &quot;Spotlight: Free Social Media Tools for Educators,&quot; T.H.E. Journal, 4/16/2008, http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22456 Next Slide Previous Slide
  5. 5. My reflection on Spotlight: Free Social Media Tools for Educators <ul><li>I like the theme of using videos in the classroom because it takes students from the original, teacher speaks and students listen, mentality and engages them in different ways they prefer. </li></ul><ul><li>I agree YouTube can be dangerous to students by making available many videos that are not suitable for education. </li></ul><ul><li>I disagree though that YouTube should be excluded from the educational setting because it is hard to monitor. You Tube has many good videos for education and should be left to the teachers discretion on whether it is suitable for their lesson or not. </li></ul><ul><li>I also like to think of students as producers of information and not just consumers of information because it means they are engaging themselves more in the learning process than just trying to memorize facts. </li></ul>Next Slide Previous Slide
  6. 6. Teachers & Technology: English with an Edge This article is about a High School teacher from Parkway South High School in Manchester, MO. Andie Brown who has a unique approach to getting her students involved in school. She engages her students learning by having them actively produce a 3-5 minute satiric video. The students have to use technology to complete the assignment. The teacher claims that Seniors with senioritis really get into the project, even students that do not normally perform well on normal class assignments did with this type of assignment. Click the picture to visit YouTube Next Slide Previous Slide
  7. 7. Teachers & Technology: English with an Edge Continued <ul><li>Miss Brown lets the students select categories like best film or best sound so they have fun with the assignment and supported each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Taking advantage of YouTube was Miss Brown’s aha moment. </li></ul><ul><li>Placing the videos on YouTube and playing them at their festival let the students see how their videos affected people and let them feel they could actually make a change in society. </li></ul>Click Picture to view a YouTube video from Miss Brown’s class Next Slide Previous Slide Parkway South High School
  8. 8. My reflection on Teachers & Technology: English with an Edge <ul><li>I really like the way Miss Brown takes a different approach to teaching to keep her students interested and engaged in school late in the school year. </li></ul><ul><li>I also love the idea of bringing in technology for the students to use because it gives them a chance to learn about things they never would learn from normal classes. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe that YouTube can be a very useful tool in the classroom as long as parents quite whining that it corrupts their children, when they are probably watching them at working laughing. </li></ul><ul><li>I think the best way to keep students involved in learning is by making it fun and by Miss Brown having awards the students want to try harder to win the awards, and have fun completing an assignment. </li></ul>Citation Neal Starkman , &quot;Teachers & Technology: English with an Edge,&quot; T.H.E. Journal, 5/15/2008, http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22614 Next Slide Previous Slide
  9. 9. Opening Up YouTube at School <ul><li>The article talks about how getting to use the internet to its full potential without compromising the students' security or giving them access to things that are inappropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>They say that banning YouTube is an easy thing to do for administrators because </li></ul><ul><li>1. The questionable content students could access, and </li></ul><ul><li>2. There are many programs for computers that are available that make it easy to block the use of YouTube. </li></ul><ul><li>The article mentions though how students were still using bypass proxies to still visit YouTube and other banned websites. </li></ul><ul><li>In November 2007 the district bought a product from Cymphonix that allowed better blocking and site control for the Education Computer Network. </li></ul>Next Slide Previous Slide
  10. 10. Opening Up YouTube at School Continued <ul><li>The system the school district bought cost them $10,000 and also had to sign and agreement for annual maintenance which cost an additional $6000. </li></ul><ul><li>If a teacher needs a site unblocked they have to put in a request to have it unblocked to use in the classroom. The site is then reviewed by the IT department to see if it is ok to use. </li></ul><ul><li>In the article Bailey says. &quot;Schools have many huge financial challenges,&quot; . &quot;We have to do things better, faster, more efficiently, and this lets us do that.“ &quot;We need tools of the trade to manage our network better, because not having your computer work is even less acceptable now than it was a couple of years ago.&quot; </li></ul>Dian Schaffhauser , &quot;Opening Up YouTube at School,&quot; T.H.E. Journal, 2/10/2009, http://www.thejournal.com/articles/23946 Citation Next Slide Previous Slide
  11. 11. My reflection to Opening Up YouTube at School <ul><li>I agree with the beginning of the article where it states we need to take full advantage of the internet. But I don’t agree that we need to block websites like YouTube. If we are trying to raise our kids and students to become adults we need to quit treating them like babies and let them take some responsibility for themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Also in the article I think it is ridiculous that a teacher would have to put in a request to use a website such as YouTube and be approved by someone working in the IT department that has no clue what the educational standards are and what is appropriate for school. That is why teachers go to school for 4 years and get their degrees. I think it is a waste of time, takes away from students academics and degrades the teachers ability. </li></ul><ul><li>One last thing, Bailey states schools have such a huge financial challenge then why spend so much on blocking websites and not just let the teachers use their own discretion on whether it is appropriate or not. That is why they get paid isn’t it. </li></ul>Next Slide Previous Slide
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>I think Webcasts can be a very useful tool in the educational setting. There are many different ways teachers can teach and students can learn using the new technology of Webcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>While I agree Webcasts can be useful and at the same time dangerous of taking away students attention, I think the decision should be left in the hands of the teachers, instead of $10,000 software programs. </li></ul><ul><li>These three articles show types of Media resources that are free to use in education, how effective Webcasts can be in the classroom, and how administrators are quick to block their websites. </li></ul>Click the picture to visit Skype.com Previous Slide Menu