Lesson Plan

Introduction to Blending with YouTube

Introducing students to the concept of learning through videos and taking notes by doing an introduction activity with Youtube.
Carmalita S.
Technology coordinator
Erie 1 BOCES (West Seneca, NY)
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to...

  • understand how to learn from video format
  • take notes and find the best way to analyze the information they receive from the video
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 5 - 12
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1 Hook

Show the students a fun video on Youtube that is engaging for students and after they watch it talk about the pieces they learned.

2 Direct Instruction and Guided Practice

As a class speak about how we learn from F2F learning and and then how we can learn from video format. Have the students partake in a traditional lecture and take notes or apply their learning and then have the students learn a concept from a short video, take notes, and apply their learning. Have them discuss in small groups and then in whole group how they learned from each and what they need to learn better.

3 Independent Practice

Have students complete an activity at home using Youtube (allow this to happen over a period of days not just one night). Have them find something that they want to learn how to do (something they have never done before) and they are to find one (or many) youtube videos that will help them learn what they want to. Have them keep record of what videos they have looked at, ones that chose to use, why they chose to use them, and other factors that played into them choosing certain videos. Then have the students learn that specific skill and be prepared to teach the class when they return the next week.

4 Wrap-Up

Activity: Presenting

Have each student present to the class (to save time you can have groups do this activity) what they learned from Youtube. After each student or group presents, speak about how many times they needed to watch certain videos in order to learn what they did. Did they have to pause ever, rewind, fast forward, find new videos?

Students will then discuss how this can be applied to new classroom learning for a blended/online classroom