Session 608

Title: Education in the YouTube age: Lessons from Wootube

Presenter: Eddie Woo, Cherrybrook Technology High School

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins


Flipped classrooms? Blended learning? What are we to make of this trend in education and how should it inform our practice into the future? Based on three years of recording and publishing live teaching on a YouTube channel that’s been watched more than 1.5 million times, this session will explore these questions and provide a window into technology innovation in practice.

This workshop will tell the story of how Wootube ( came about, showcase the successful elements of using a variant of the flipped classroom model, provide a critique of its shortcomings and talk about ways that it can develop further in the future. Topics that will be discussed include using videos for observation and professional development, student created videos as assessment for learning, global “crowd teaching”, and practical issues related to filming and production.

Target Audience: 7-12, Teachers & Executive

Requirements: NIL