Video Tutorials


#1

Both last year and this year, I produced videos for my students as tutorials for the lessons on Code Studio. I posted these videos on my YouTube channel as public. Recently, I was asked by Code.org to make these videos private due to students in other classrooms using them to do lessons step-by-step without trying them on their own. At my school, we use standards-based grading and instruction and students grades are based only on summative assessments (I use the projects at the end of each unit), so I don’t use completion of lessons to calculate students’ grades.

After making the videos private, I was contacted by several teachers asking what had happened to the videos because they found them really helpful for their own learning. Currently, I have only given access to students in my district through their district-created google account. I’m wondering: Should I give access to teachers who would like to use them to help their own learning so they can better support their students?


#2

Hi Erik,

Thanks for being so understanding about the request. I think those videos are a great resource for teachers, and for students who have the maturity to use them responsibly. I’m not sure how YouTube video access works, but if there were a way for teachers to get access to them without giving unrestricted access to students, that would be ideal. You obviously put a lot of work into them, and it’d be great if there were some way to share the benefit of that work with the broader community.

Elizabeth