YouTube and copyright consideration for the K-12 classroom
Brief synopsis: In a TED talk video, YouTube's Margaret Gould Stewart discusses how YouTube looks at copyright and technology usage rights. She uses recording artist, Chris Brown, as an example. Interestingly, after one of Chris Brown's hit songs dropped off the charts, a YouTube wedding video using the song helped move it back up the iTunes charts, Stewart explains. This demonstrates a YouTube phenomenom that might be worth discussing in your own digital classroom, along with copyright and technology usage rights.
Benefits: YouTube is a powerful online video program that allows users to upload videos and to take videos that have public rights. YouTube can be a useful tool for digital classroom teachers, providing many opportunities to share educational videos with students.
Drawbacks: As Stewart discusses, YouTube can be an amazing viral marketing tool, but there are copyright rules that must be considered.
Conclusion: In the how-to video above, YouTube's Margaret Gould Stewart discusses technology usage and viral marketing, as related to YouTube.