Wednesday, 8 November 2006

Movies on youTube as subject for study

From The Age by Stephen Hutcheon

Year 8 students at Eltham College are studying the videos of YouTube. Their teacher Stuart King said,

"After all, one of the jobs of a teacher is to help kids make sense of the world they live in,"

Aside from providing a lesson in 21st century communication, Mr King says there are many other valuable experiences that can be gleaned from the YouTube project.

"One of them is how we can teach kids to master this technology and not just be passive consumers," he says.

The students are also taught about ethical aspects, such as respecting copyright and how to use the medium responsibly.

See also the reporter's responses to the questions asked by students here.

This is a great example of teachers using and adapting current technologies to teach.

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