Monday, April 19, 2010

Thing #20 (YouTube, TeacherTube, and Zamzar)

1. Go to YouTube and find a video using the search box. Search for something such as libraries, librarians, learning and teaching, Web 2.0, Library 2.0, educational technology.

I found this interesting video --JISC - Libraries of the Future. It highlights technology as a change agent for libraries. It was prepared by JISC , a company that "inspires UK colleges and universities in the innovative use of digital technologies, helping to maintain the UK’s position as a global leader in education."

Here's another interesting video: What is the future of the library?

2. Go to TeacherTube and locate a video for a subject of your choice...math, science, social studies that might be useful for students or teachers in your sphere of influence.

Pay Attention is a good promo for all of the technology we are learning about in this class. It shows the importance of reaching our students using the technology THEY are using daily.

3. Write a post for Thing #20 about your video finds and the value of having access to so many video resources. Embed at least one of the videos you selected into your post.

These sites provide another avenue for learning and teaching in an interactive and focused manner. I found some really interesting videos, but I had to cull through some really boring and irrelevant ones in order to find them. Some videos in YouTube were actually quite offensive. This is something to take into consideration when using sites that allow users to freely upload videos.

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