Friday, January 7, 2011

Ask a Millennial Professor Friday - Youtube and Classroom-Based Public Speaking


I received this question via e-mail this week:


How did you get your UTube account for your class? I want to use a flip camera and tape the student speeches in Public Speaking, then load them up to an account that the students can access. I will then have them do self-evaluations and peer-evaluations."

[Name of Sender]

Here's my reply:

Hello Sender!

Okay - Here's the skinny on Youtube. Anyone can create the account, but here's the scary part. I have the students upload their own speeches on Youtube and the students make their links private (only available to the people they add). As for the speech competition (last year), the students for which we uploaded videos had to give us written permission to do so. A lot of the students do not want to have their speeches available to the public. Just ask them... maybe they are a little different.

I think the self-evaluations are an awesome teaching tool, but there are some privacy issues as well. :( Let me know what you think!



Millennial Professor - Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

1 comment:

  1. This is also one way to be more interactive with students as they're familiar with the technology.


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