Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Using YouTube in lessons

YouTube can be used to great effect in a class room. The videos can be used as illustrations that underline key points and keep students' attention. Here are a couple examples: 

The Way the Brain Works
This child knows what he wants to happen but the communication from his memory to his motor control is not as developed as he would like. As he struggles to visualize and then realize the movements, anxiety occurs. It's something most students can relate to.

The Power of Conformity
I can always remember asking how on Earth people just followed along with the Nazi movement. Well, I think this helps shows the power of group think.