I'm in the midst of a rewarding week working with North Dakotan teachers at Google Minot Days, a conference organized by technology director Craig Nansen. Tomorrow, my workshop participants will be taking a deep dive into YouTube, exploring two main uses of YouTube: 1) as a content curation tool (using personalized YouTube channels) and 2) as a content publishing tool. With the first objective, we'll be building a Google spreadsheet of useful YouTube videos and channels.
For the second activity, they will be charged with making 1-2 minute videos and publishing them to YouTube. I'm giving them suggestions for topics, and I'm secretly hoping that they will create This I Believe videos using education as a theme. I used this activity during an independent school workshop a few years ago, and it proved to be pretty engaging for the participants.
At any rate, if people out there in social media land want to contribute a video suggestion or two, we'd love to have you participate. Use the link above to access the form and you'll be able to see the results in this spreadsheet: http://goo.gl/A6Stm