As part of a goal of the Get Inspired series, I’d like to share interesting ideas that could hopefully spark interest and ideas to different web tools. One tool that you may see often in this section is YouTube. YouTube appeared on the radar several years ago as an outlook into the possibilities of sharing video content in one hub it also became a platform for vlogging (video blogs). Websites like teacher tube soon came to follow because of the restrictions many schools had placed on viewing YouTube in the classroom. Thankfully, WCC is rather open to the possibilities of using YouTube in the classroom and within BlackBoard so I thought it might be interesting to share some videos that I found to inspire all of you.
Sir Ken Robinson
One word describes Ken: Genius. His outlook into the current educational system we have and his passion to explore creativity equals genius. One of his many TED Talks that I am about to share is about this said subject and I encourage you all to watch it, then watch it again, and a week later watch it again. Sir Ken Robinson is one of my biggest inspirations in education and I hope he will become one of yours as well.
Another group of YouTubers
There are several groups of educators out there in the shadows of YouTube that also have a lot to say about education and they are using it to teach subjects. They are doing what they do best and then collaborate with animators and techies to get that message published. Here are two examples of doing a lesion via YouTube and also maybe something to use in class.