Tuesday, July 14, 2009
No Cookies in the Library!
Ahh, YouTube -where would we be without your sweet siren call? The powers of YouTube can be harnassed for both good -and evil. As a teacher-librarian, I have seen countless hours of "time-wastage" being consumed through YouTube -multiple viewings of the latest stunts or "funny" videos. On the other hand, I have seen it used as a valuable teaching tool. I also have questions about the copyright implications of online streaming, but overall, I will admit to being a shameless addict. How else can I watch all the episodes of "Top Gear" that BBC Canada hasn't yet acquired??
P.S. Until you have stood before a group of students waiting hopelessly for a YouTube video to buffer, you will not know fear...