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Look Whats Coming Down The Tube


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Check out the educational uses of YouTube and other video streaming available on the web. Find out how to use ZamZar to download video to avoid firewall problems in schools.

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Look Whats Coming Down The Tube

  1. 1. Look What’s Coming Down the Tube: YouTube, Teacher Tube, & Other Streaming Videos Jan McGee, LMS West Monroe High School 201 Riggs Street West Monroe, LA 71291 Ouachita Parish School System [email_address]
  2. 2. Time Magazine’s Person of the Year December 25, 2006 YouTube
  3. 3. YouTube is: <ul><li>A video-sharing service that lets users upload files to YouTube servers, where they are available online </li></ul><ul><li>Streams more than 100 million videos per day </li></ul>Debuted in 2005
  4. 4. What kinds of Videos? <ul><li>Videos can be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video footage of public events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal recordings of friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal/Professional Productions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Videos can be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>informational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>entertaining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>persuasive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>purely personal </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Who Posts? <ul><li>Anyone with a video recording device </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Flip Camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Wonder Camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upper-end digital video camera </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Why Post? <ul><li>Self expression </li></ul><ul><li>Aspiring producers, directors, actors </li></ul><ul><li>Aspiring reporters, journalists </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbyists </li></ul><ul><li>Outlet for creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations for “how to” </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing events </li></ul>
  7. 7. YouTube allows users to: <ul><li>Post and tag videos </li></ul><ul><li>Watch videos posted by others </li></ul><ul><li>Post comments in a threaded discussion format </li></ul><ul><li>Search for content by keyword or category </li></ul><ul><li>Create and participate in topical groups </li></ul>
  8. 8. How does YouTube work? <ul><li>Free Web 2.0 tool </li></ul><ul><li>Users register & create a profile </li></ul><ul><li>Videos include tag, category, brief description </li></ul><ul><li>Videos can be public or restricted to members of a specified contact list </li></ul>
  9. 9. YouTube Links <ul><li>Links allow a user to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>share a movie through email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add it to a list of “favorites” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post a text-based or video comment about it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read or watch comments of others </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Embed Videos <ul><li>YouTube allows videos hosted on its site to be embedded in other Web pages, such as blogs, wikis, or personal Web sites. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Significance? <ul><li>YouTube has made sharing video easy </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube provides the storage and the server </li></ul><ul><li>Flash player, which works consistently on a variety of platforms, is the only player required </li></ul><ul><li>Videos on YouTube generally stream smoothly, without lags or slowdowns. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why is this Important? <ul><li>It opens the experience of online video to a wide range of users </li></ul><ul><li>Makes content available to everyone interested in consuming it </li></ul>
  13. 13. Educational Implications <ul><li>Heightens students’ visual literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages experimentation with new media </li></ul><ul><li>Creating content helps develop a deeper understanding of subject matter and the tools used to create that content </li></ul><ul><li>Replaces passive learning with active participation </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches Internet responsibility and ethics </li></ul>
  14. 14. YouTube in the Content Areas
  15. 15. History & Social Studies <ul><li>Hiroshima & Nagasaki-Original 1945 Documentary 5/5 </li></ul><ul><li>John F. Kennedy Assassination </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Assassination of Benazir Bhutto </li></ul><ul><li>http:// =HODBwP5EA-E </li></ul>
  16. 16. Mathematics <ul><li>Alegebra: Distance Rate and Time </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Algebra </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Fine Arts: Band Program <ul><li>“ I used YouTube today to demonstrate a performance of &quot;Nessun Dorma&quot; by Luciano Pavarotti. I wanted my students to hear it in its original context. (One student told me afterwards that Pavarotti's performance gave him goosebumps.)” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Band Program <ul><li>“ I also use YouTube during Fine Arts classes to demonstrate instrumental sounds and voice ranges (soprano, coloratura, dramatic, lyric, basso profundo, countertenor, male alto, castrati, etc.).” </li></ul>
  19. 19. Band, Drum Corp <ul><li>“ In Marching Band I used clips from drum corps rehearsals to show marching style and body carriage. </li></ul><ul><li>I may also use YouTube to show what NOT to sound like, as their are several postings of truly wretched ensembles!” </li></ul>
  20. 20. Vocal Music <ul><li>Choir performances for concert season </li></ul><ul><li>Music competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Vocal arrangements </li></ul>
  21. 21. Home Economics <ul><li>Homemade Banana Bread Recipe </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Learn How to Quilt: Beginning Quilting Instructions </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 22. Library <ul><li>Book Trailers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeing Redd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking Glass Wars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Great and Terrible Beauty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Library Program <ul><li>Spy Force Max Remy </li></ul><ul><li>http:// = jSCHhUNUvCw </li></ul><ul><li>Turtle Summer </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Joshua Files </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  24. 24. Library Program <ul><li>Twilight by Stephanie Meyer </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>When you Were Young: Twilight-Bella & Edward </li></ul><ul><li>http:// =ywVX8kc23_Q </li></ul>
  25. 25. Technology <ul><li>How to Download & Install Audacity </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>How to Comment on a VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 26. Downsides? <ul><li>Copyright violations—improper use of copyright materials </li></ul><ul><li>Violations of privacy issues </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate content issues </li></ul><ul><li>Users who embed materials are dependent upon YouTube to continue to make that content available </li></ul><ul><li>Blocked by Firewalls </li></ul>
  27. 27. “ You get what you look for” <ul><li>Edutopia Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Type in Carl Sagan </li></ul><ul><li>Type in World War : Archduke Ferdinand </li></ul><ul><li>Diet Coke Mentos Experiment </li></ul>Readers’ Survey 2007: Best YouTube Video about Education.,Edutopia Readers Weigh in on Favorites. Edutopia: George Lucas Foundation. <>
  28. 28. TeacherTube <ul><li> </li></ul>
  29. 31. Teacher Tube Allows Upload of Support Documentation <ul><li>Beginning April, 2007, TeacherTube has enabled teachers to upload support materials & files to TeacherTube videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  30. 32. Saving YouTube for a Rainy Day <ul><li>http:// </li></ul>Completely free! Optional Toolbar Download!
  31. 33. <ul><li>Check email link </li></ul><ul><li>Download to HD, flash drive or other location </li></ul>
  32. 34. <ul><li>Click link in email to download video </li></ul><ul><li>You will be taken to the download site. </li></ul>
  33. 35. Click “ Download Now ” and save to desired location.
  34. 36. Adding Zamzar “Convert It” Button <ul><li>Go to: </li></ul><ul><li>Rt-Click on “ Convert It ” button </li></ul><ul><li>On Pop-up menu, select “ Add to Favorites ” </li></ul><ul><li>Save in “ Links ” folder </li></ul>
  35. 37. To Use ZamZar Button <ul><li>When on a video-sharing website, such as YouTube, click the ZamZar button on your toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>It will automatically pull up the ZamZar site </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>It will automatically fill in the URL of the website for you. </li></ul>
  36. 38. Sites supported by Zamzar: <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Google Video </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace </li></ul><ul><li>Revver </li></ul><ul><li>PutFile </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Trailers </li></ul><ul><li>Dailymotion </li></ul><ul><li>Metacafe </li></ul><ul><li>IFilm </li></ul><ul><li>Grouper </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  37. 39. Other Video Resources TeacherTube SchoolTube UstreamTV GoogleVideo NextVista for Learning
  38. 40. NextVista for Learning <ul><li>Free online library of teacher and student-made short, educational, high quality video. </li></ul><ul><li>Contains a “Global Views” Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Contains a “Light Bulb” collection </li></ul><ul><li>Right-click to download </li></ul><ul><li>Not many videos uploaded at this time. </li></ul>http:// /
  39. 41. SchoolTube <ul><ul><li>Content created by teachers and students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All content must be approved by registered teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follows local curriculum guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can email links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can generate code to paste into web page </li></ul></ul>http:// *Zamzar not an option
  40. 42. UstreamTV <ul><li>Uses tag clouds. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not categorize videos across the curriculum, but does have great section on technology. </li></ul><ul><li>*ex.- Will Richardson’s series </li></ul>http:// /
  41. 43. GoogleVideo http://
  42. 44. GoogleVideo
  43. 45. Google Alerts
  44. 46. SciVeeTV <ul><li> </li></ul>
  45. 47. Other Educational Video Sites <ul><li>MIT World ( ) on demand video of significant public events at Massachuesetts Institute for Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Suttree: a knowledge community and an aggregator of instructional videos. Educational videos only part of this site. Site also included many “how tos” for marital relations. Not recommended for school setting. ( http:// ) </li></ul>
  46. 48. Citing YouTube <ul><li>Norton, Robert. &quot;How to Train a Cat to Operate a Light Switch.&quot; YouTube . 4Nov. 2006. 7 Nov. 2007 <>. </li></ul>No official MLA Citation format for videos. NoodleTools*, has recommended the following format for citing videos: *Printed with permission from Debbie Aycock, NoddleTools.
  47. 49. Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Vicki Davis <ul><li>“ Humans are deeply influenced by video, particularly those with an emotional anchor in their past.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The effective use of video can give us breakthrough moments with our students.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ YouTube will become “DeadTube” for educators if they don’t wake up.” </li></ul>
  48. 50. Q & A
  49. 51. Works Cited <ul><li>Davis, Vicki. “YouTube in Education.” Weblog entry. 16 Feb. 2008. Cool Cat Teacher Blog. 2 Mar. 2008 <‌2008/‌02/‌f avorite-inspirational-youtube-clips.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Dyck, Brenda. “Have You Tried YouTube?” Weblog entry. 1 May 2007. Brenda’s Blog. Education World. 17 Feb. 2008 <‌a_tech/‌colu mnists/‌dyck/‌dyck015.shtml>. </li></ul>
  50. 52. Works Cited <ul><li>O’Neal, Chris. “A Teacher’s Tour of YouTube.” Edutopia . 19 Feb. 2008 <‌teachers-tour-you- tube>. </li></ul><ul><li>Wesch, Michael, Prof. “Presentation: YouTube in/‌on/‌of/‌for the Classroom.” Kansas State University. Kansas State University Union 212. 24 Jan. 2008. 24 Feb. 2008 <‌ksudigg/‌?p=140>. </li></ul>