Monday Success: Video in the Classroom

Sep 29, 2014 by

The Monday Success Story this week comes from Kim, who teaches at a Montessori school in Kentucky.  Kim emailed recently to follow up on some ideas from the May Best, New Strategies for Using Mobile Devices to Enhance Learning seminar.  Kim has started using what she learned and has created a YouTube channel to provide video content for her students.  Kim is getting a little crazy and having her students upload their own videos to the YouTube channel that she created.  The students are doing research on cell parts and then creating videos about what they learn. Then, students are uploading the videos by emailing their submission from their devices. Once all the videos are uploaded the students have a great study guide and they did most of the work.  This is a great example of students who are truly in charge of their learning.

The steps to have your students upload videos to your class YouTube channel are pretty easy.  First you have to create the channel and then complete these steps.
1-  Click on your photo in the top right corner of your YouTube page.
2-  Click the gear to the right of the Creator Studio button.
3-  Look for the email address to the right of Mobile Uploads.
4- Give your students the email address so that they can email their videos to be uploaded to the channel.
5- Organize the videos or change any settings as needed.

YouTube has so many practical classroom applications and this is a great example of active learning and an excellent use of mobile technology. Thanks for sharing, Kim!

Please keep sharing your Success Stories!

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