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Only use YouTube videos for the purpose of teaching. There should be no commercial benefit. Only use what you need. Check that you can't purchase or readily license the content that you need from another source. What is YouTube? To date over 79 million users have watched over 3 billion videos on YouTube. Those restrictions aside, many educators are using Web 2.0 technology as part of their teaching practice and are accessing YouTube from home or other non-school access points. If I have access to YouTube in the classroom, can I stream YouTube to my class? You may be able to stream YouTube videos to a class under section 28 of the Copyright Act. In the course of education and not for profit; and the people in the audience or class are giving or receiving instruction, or are directly connected with the place where instruction is given.

A. Tony Vincent's learninginhand.com. » Order for Closure Al Upton and the miniLegends 08. Spintheglobe » home. Where the Blog has No Name: Let's abolish high school. You mustn't wait / You must engage / Use all your rage Over the past couple of years there have been some interesting discussions among Rouge Forum folk about the merits of shutting down the schools-we-have and, instead, creating freedom schools. The key tensions in the discussion include: (a) schools as a key organizing point for social change and (b) schools as mind-numbing, sorting machines/holding tanks that strip many students of their creativity, agency, and ability to think.

A “third way,” so to speak would be to abolish compulsory schooling, which is what this commentary by Robert Esptein is essentially arguing, at least when it comes to high school. Commentary Let’s Abolish High School By Robert Epstein Well, not quite. I’m a father of four children, and about 10 years ago I noticed—I couldn’t help but notice—that my 15-year-old son was remarkably mature. As a longtime professor and researcher, I got curious. Restrictions on work by young people also took hold very gradually. Students have their say. In a recent post I discussed the emerging use of mobile phones and the ubiquitous nature of the technology.

Students have their say

Just about every student has a mobile phone in the secondary school here in Dhaka and they bring it to school. The obvious security advantage is the ability to make contact outside the school in a time of emergency or upset and given the political climate here we all see this as a positive. Apart from this the technology is not being used for educational purposes [yet] and in fact students are being told not to use them during school hours or activities. I cited the typical tug-of-war at a school athletic day as real-life example of a student finding it natural to want to video the event using his mobile phone.

In response to this post, Graham Wegner, commented as the devils advocate and said, "Did Student B have permission from those involved in the tug-of-war to do the videoing? Here are the student comments, taken from our class blog: Learning Is Messy - Blog » Blog Archive » Working, Breathing, Reproducible, Intriguing Models. Students blogging, creating content, manipulating text, graphics and video, designing and producing projects and all that technology and Web 2.0 has to offer – Wow!

Learning Is Messy - Blog » Blog Archive » Working, Breathing, Reproducible, Intriguing Models

It’s so obvious what dynamic, mind stretching and engaging platforms technology, problem-based and project-based learning are!!! Or is it so obvious? Who gets the most excited and visionary about this stuff? – Probably anyone that might actually be reading this post. I’ll bet few if anyone that isn’t already doing “Messy” learning is checking out this or any other blogs that teach, preach or discuss it. The gurus trip around the country and the world physically and virtually to spread the word, but who goes to these conferences or subscribes to these podcasts (or even knows what a podcast is?)?

Do the gurus continue to guru?