Technology and YouTube in the Classroom

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The old traditions of teaching have been turned on its head. There has been usage of more and more technology, and in particular YouTube, in the classroom.

There was a time when the teacher was the sole expert, making wise pronouncements. But those days are gone, thanks to the internet.  There are resources such as Wikipedia (which always needs double-checking and further sourcing) and YouTube.

Are you using YouTube for your classroom technology needs?

YouTube is almost 11 years old and, there is a video on just about all of your classroom needs. There is so much that YouTube can offer to every student and non-student. Students learn so much just by viewing videos and studying the ideas, experiences, and expressions of other students.

Yes, YouTube. It’s not just good for watching the latest music video. It has instructional videos about just about anything you can think of. And the good thing is that there is a wealth of teaching material by experts, and it turns out there is some really good stuff available to learn there.

The other thing that YouTube has going for it is that it is visual. Students will prefer watching anything to reading about it pretty much every time you ask them. You can leverage that preference by guiding them to useful learning resources on YouTube.

YouTube is a wonderful place to complement one’s education.  Make your classroom a place where you and your students freely share the latest and most useful learning tools.  The student who wants to learn can find everything they need and more using this amazing resource.

For more about making the most of technology and using YouTube in the classroom, read the original article here:
Technology in the Classroom: Using YouTube