Monday, August 17, 2009
My year 4/5 class are currently completing a unit of work based on claymation. They are to write a script, create the clay figures, take the photos and put it all together to make their own claymation story. I was given the task to show the students what calymation looked like as a finished product. I thought instead of explaining how it looks I would show the students. I played this skit on the interactive whiteboard and students thoroughly enjoyed it. It gave them motivation as they knew what the finished product would be.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words and that is why YouTube in the classroom has gained such popularity as a teaching tool. I found you tube to be a great learning tool in the classroom as you are able to support your teaching with actual video's, therefore engaging the students and accommodating for all types of learners.
Throughout Australia there are schools that do not have access to YouTube due to Internet safety, however by using the tool KeepVid learning managers are able to download the YouTube clips and store them on school computers for students to access.
As technology is becoming increasing popular with, students YouTube is a great way to keep students interested in learning and teach them how to use and keep up to date with the new technologies.
ASU graduate college, YouTube as a teaching tool, 2008, Viewed on 18 August 2009, http://graduate.asu.edu/node/2019