How Youtube Transforms Teaching and Learning

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A long time ago, I was on my first-ever interview for a teaching job. Nerves prevailed, and I stumbled through recklessly.

The agony was about to end, when one interviewer asked me if I had any questions. “Do you show students movies?” I asked. “I think there is a lot to be learned from video.” Eyebrows furrowed and the response was a quick, “We don’t encourage too much of it.”

Many years later, I discovered the true power of video instruction

Sadly, when I was finally hired by a school in a suburb of Cleveland, I remembered the sick feeling I had during that first interview and, specifically, the reaction to my question about showing movies in class, so I used very little video instruction in my early teaching career. Any video I did use was haphazardly selected and poorly delivered.

Many years later I discovered the true power of video instruction–thanks in large part to Youtube. Brief, interactive lessons became commonplace in my classroom, and video instruction is now being used in schools worldwide, eliminating the “sage-on-the-stage” approach to teaching.

If you are still unfamiliar with the power of video instruction, this infographic illustrates the many ways that Youtube transforms teaching and learning.

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Mark Barnes is the Founder of Times 10 Publications, which produces the popular Hack Learning Series, The uNseries, and other books from some of education's most reputable teachers and leaders. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and Hack Learning. Connect with @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

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