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Youtube in the classroom bringing old subjects to new life

YouTube in the Classroom: Bringing Old Subjects to New Life

Kristine Larsen

Physics-Earth Sciences

CCSU


Users of online communities 2006 persons of the year

Users of online communities: 2006 Persons of the Year


Net geners learn differently

Net Geners learn differently

  • Traditional lectures bore them

  • They prefer video, audio, and interactive media to reading

  • They don’t want to learn material they deem irrelevant to their personal life/interests/major/career goals


Benefits of using youtube videos in the classroom

Benefits of using YouTube videos in the classroom

  • They’re short

  • They’re free

  • They’re interesting

  • They’re current and reflect current events

  • Many are eyewitness videos of important and/or catastrophic events


They make the foreign relevant and personal

They make the foreign relevant and personal


Warning

Warning!

YouTube should not be an electronic babysitter or time-filler

(remember filmstrips?)


Youtube in the classroom bringing old subjects to new life

“Web 2.0 harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom. Some of the comments on YouTube make you weep for the future of humanity just for the spelling alone” – Lev Grossman, Time


How can we integrate youtube into the curriculum

How can we integrate YouTube into the curriculum?

  • As part of a lecture to illustrate a concept

  • As a prompt for discussion or inclass writing

  • Ancillary material linked on a course website

  • Homework where students find a YouTube video and write an analysis of the content

  • Creative capstone – students make their own videos


Now the entertainment portion of this morning s presentation

Now, the entertainment portion of this morning’s presentation

Mt St Helens

Tornado

Plate tectonics

Hurricane Katrina

LHC Rap


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