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Monday, September 19, 2011

Introduction to YouTube as a video hosting website that enables users to post their videos on the internet

When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices, and demonstrate how these best practices can be applied in the real (i.e. physical) and virtual (i.e. online) classroom for both teaching and teacher training. The combination of face to face instruction in a physical setting and online learning is called blended learning. In this section of the blog we will describe how the internet can serve as a supplemental resource for instruction and the mentoring of pre-service and in-service Jewish educators. In this post we will begin our discussion on how  students in a Judaic Studies blended learning classroom can use YouTube as a website for video hosting and sharing.

Assumption: The teacher or mentor teacher has a interactive white board (i.e. SMART Board, Promethean, etc.), a Tablet PC (also called a Slate or Blade), a computer presenter or computer with internet access attached to an LCD projector in the classroom. It would be ideal if students or mentees had access to their own laptop computers or Ipads. Given parental and school approval, and the development of specific guidelines, smartphones can be used to enhance instruction as well.

Note: Although You Tube can be applied in the Judaic Studies blended learning classroom, it can be also be used for training pre-service and in-service Jewish educators for professional or staff development. It is our hope that Jewish educators around the globe will form an online community of practice, a CoP, a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession, to enhance the delivery of instruction and training of Jewish educators. For example, here is a CoP you might want to join. 

Note: You Tube can also be used in a face to face classroom without adding the online component.

What is YouTube?

Amongst other things You Tube is a video hosting website that enables users to upload and share their videos onto the internet.

Click here to see a previous blog post on how YouTube can be used for web camera recording.

Where is  YouTube  located on the web?

Where can you find helpful  tutorials on how to use You Tube for video web hosting and sharing?

Click on the links below for tutorials on YouTube for video hosting and sharing:

    On the next post we will share resources describing how YouTube's  video hosting and sharing feature can  promote learning.

    1 comment:

    1. this is first time i am reading this type of information about you tube video and here excellent information and resources you have shared.Register a Domain


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