There has never been a more exciting time in education; the opportunities that are available to students and teachers go far beyond our wildest imaginations and surpass where we were even a short ten years ago!! One such fabulous teaching and learning tool is YouTube! Having taught for thirty years, I have been witness to many changes in our education system and frankly, I am excited about what YouTube has to offer.
Each of us know that the 21st century learner is one who is very adept at using technology; it is a significant part of their lives and when they come to school they often are encouraged to power on their portable devices and tune in with their teachers, as together they explore the learning of curriculum. As educators we are adapting to today’s student and to their world of technology. Teachers are not continuing to teach like they previously have; they are changing to adapt to our students world.
Using YouTube to send forth a message is exactly what the staff at Duffield School did this week!! As a staff we took a song that exemplifies what we believe and learned how to create a video and upload it to YouTube. It is our hope that through this video we will be meeting our students where they are at in their interests and hook them in to the beginning of yet another great school year. Enjoy our rendition of Believe.