Youtube.com-Are You Using It?
Technology is a tricky thing, always changing. As we look ahead to the summer and fall, what types of new technology are you incorporating into the classroom? Are you using YouTube? Should you be?
Some educators are showing videos to their students while others are having them produce their own videos. Either way, educators are using technology to engage their students. See the video below about how to use videos in your classroom.
As mentioned in the last video, you can go to YouTube.com/edu. YouTube EDU as defined by the site as: “YouTube EDU brings learners and educators together in a global video classroom. On YouTube EDU, you have access to a broad set of educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches and everything in between.Come here for quick lessons from top teachers around the world, course lectures from top-tier universities, or inspiring videos to spark your imagination.” This is a great site for educators.
Many districts have blocked YouTube access. Below is a blog, Free Technology for Teachers. On this blog, Richard Byrne, has listed 47 alternatives to YouTube. You can see all of these at http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/09/47-alternatives-to-using-youtube-in.html.
We know that video is a big part of student’s lives today outside of the classroom, and hopefully inside as well. Are you going to use this technology for engagement, differentiations and creativity? What other forms of technology are you linking with curriculum?
Come to the Southwest BLC, where we are integrating curriculum and technology. Join us in the DFW area, June 19-22, 2012. View the video from the conference in 2011:
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