What Makes YouTube Unique

Start off a unit on YouTube with an introduction to the service and all that it offers. Learners watch various video clips before participating in a brief discussion about YouTube. The plan includes an activity based around information about the site and another about online safety.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Note that the lesson appears to have been made in 2012, so you may need to switch out some of the videos and information that has changed since that time
  • The lesson references specific page numbers that don't match up; see the presentation in the materials tab titled What Makes YouTube Different? for the information that these page numbers refer to
Pros

  • Links to a variety of videos to watch (all appropriate for classroom viewing) that will engage students and enrich the material
  • See the materials tab for additional materials and curriculum
Cons

  • There is a typo, but it is not in a file that students will see