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MAKING LESSONS ON YOUTUBE Minimal Time - Maximum Benefit
WHY BOTHER? ●After spending 40 min teaching a new concept, reteaching it to a student that was absent is nearly impossible. ●Students can use it as a supplemental resource to their notes. ●Students can use it to review before a test. ●These videos do not suddenly go away. You can use them for years. ●You can use it for supplemental lessons.
HOW DO STUDENTS USE IT? Smart Phones and wifi mainly Home computers Students use it to review for tests - the hits spike on days before a test Learn material on day they missed. Preview material before class To work ahead - avoiding “Uncle Fred”
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IT? Google/YouTube account Bamboo Create tablet Camtasia version 8 Autodesk sketch pad Creativity Microphone Open mind about whether your students will use it
HOW DO I DO IT? ●I record 5 min videos during class. ●Students say they focus better because other don’t ask questions??? How strange is that??? ●Posting a video takes about 4 min. ●It lasts forever and all students in and outside your class have access to it. ●Link the uploaded youtube video from Camtasia, to a simple blog free from google.
GETTING STUDENTS TO USE IT ●Don’t just post videos and say, “You guys should be using it outside of class.” - This doesn’t work. ●You have to constantly be showing them what’s new for them to use during class and showing them samples of it. ●Your website should be in their face everyday. ●Beware forcing students to use it - not all can. ●If there is value in it students will use it.
Techniques For Use In Class 1. Preview a lesson, then reteach it. 2. When you have 5 min left in class. 3. Team teach with yourself. 4. Zooming in on a spot in a video without the set up. Reviewing a technique. 5. Referencing real fast. 6. To practice, “You try this” pause and reveal. 7. Copy this down lecture notes.
FINDING TIME TO MAKE VIDEOS? ●As part of your instruction ●At home in preparation for a sub ●I recommend prewriting some kind of script before recording ●Videos are more efficient if you do some prior setup ●Making videos won’t ever seem like a chore ●Payoff and resources are HUGE
RESULTS OF MAKING VIDEOS ●My site www.299seconds.blogspot.com and www.299seconds.com has been viewed by our students and students from Zane State almost 20,000 times since January.www.299seconds.blogspot.com www.299seconds.com ●Google allows you to track all this-and no it doesn’t track my views. I recommend turning that off. ●I have already had multiple comments on former students using this in college and emails from other school districts and colleges.