Video Sharing – UMaine Machias

November 8th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The advent of video sharing sites have made communicating through moving images almost effortless. These sites allow users to upload video and share it with the public at large or invited guests. Most video sharing sites also enable other types of social communication such as text/audio/video commenting, like/disklike-based voting systems, profiles, traversal through profile connections, as well as many more.

  1. Luke Jean
    November 9th, 2011 at 12:18 | #1

    I recall the enjoyment of creating a “Macbeth” video from high school, but it was a bulky process. With the current amount of technology and the ease with which videos can be shot and stored on their MacBooks, students could step up their engagement with material and practice their story-telling skills.

  2. Bleavitt
    November 9th, 2011 at 12:18 | #2

    I like the idea of connecting with other schools around the world. I wonder what the legal aspects, such as student identities could affect the use of this technology. I’m thinking of permission slips that are needed for student pictures to appear in the paper or on school websites.

    • Mary Anne
      November 9th, 2011 at 12:31 | #3

      I feel like a broken record with the policy, legal side, and responsibility of technology in the classroom. Is it time for these resources to evaluate their purpose and change some of the terms and usage policies?

  3. Swilley
    November 9th, 2011 at 12:22 | #4

    I can see the the positive as well as the negative…when students create a PSA video or a documentary, a book trailer, or maybe even a music video, I can see how sharing it can be very educational. However, I can also see how posting some videos could be detrimental…perhaps a secret video taken in the classroom that the teacher wasn’t aware of; any video, for that matter that someone was in who hadn’t given permission for it to be posted could cause many issues…

  4. Jaimie
    November 9th, 2011 at 12:28 | #5

    In regards to creating videos, it is an opportunity to learn many different things and how to use them together to create one product. Audio, video, titles, timing, collaboration, etc.

  5. Dmj_04666
    November 9th, 2011 at 12:30 | #6

    Students are already using video sharing especially with youtube and now with the facebook feature. I think videos are more engaging that just text.

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