My 9th graders new How to use Office 2007 youtube channel: Computer Country

Welcome to Computer Country! This is the new youtube channel created by my computer fundamentals class to teach the world about Office 2007.

I'm working hard to review and upload the 20+ videos that take you through the basics of this software, we have two videos uploaded to start. Some things are a little blurry and I'm working so hard to make sure the copyrights are OK.

It is difficult. No teacher can be expected to be a copyright researcher. I'm doing my best to double check my students but they get the music from sources that have creative commons share alike non commercial, however, I'm not going back past that level to see if those issuing that license has the right. Copyrights are so convoluted and difficult to handle and teach in a web2 classroom.

So, join us at computer country. If you have a class learning Office 2007, perhaps you could post a video response to some of these videos and/or comments evaluating the videos. It will be a great introduction to this new software because there are not a lot of textbooks that are ready.

I have set up my profile to protect the identity of the students to the best of my ability. I think this is exciting and this project has taken two days of class time. The students came up with the title of their channel and have adopted Psuedonyms and some of them are using voices that they have made up as well.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Scott S. Floyd March 7, 2007 - 7:50 pm

Thanks, Vicki. This will come in handy as we phase in the new Office on new computers. It is also a great example of positive YouTube use in the classroom. Tell your kids thanks for us.

Durff March 7, 2007 - 10:54 pm

Hey, that’s good! I really liked it. If I were teaching computer apps or technology, I would use this video to instruct my students!!

Kristin Hokanson March 7, 2007 - 11:28 pm

What a GREAT project–I am so glad that folks are taking the risk with sites like YouTube to produce some really super material.

I wanted to let you know though that as much as you research copyright there are those out there that are not as cautious. I was reading Steve Dembo’s Teach42 post today about vidipedia With sites like this out there, it is no wonder people worry about YouTube in the classroom–

Ann March 8, 2007 - 1:14 am

Great work! My students have been creating Microsoft Office (2003) tutorials on our classroom wiki. It has been a good learning experience for all, and I look forward to using it in other classes in the future (and possibly creating video tutorials like these). What software do you use to create the video tutorials?

I’ve also been covering a lot of copyright information with my students. I am now obsessed with learning all there is to know about copyright! (Even though I know that is entirely impossible…) It seems like I always have questions, though! I did come across some copyright information a few days ago that might be useful for your students’ video tutorials. Check it out here. Thanks for your inspiration and tell those students to keep up the good work!

Lisa March 8, 2007 - 3:36 pm

What a novel idea–letting students create tutorials to teach other students! I love this use of YouTube for the classroom.

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