When Student Published Videos Go Viral: Lessons Learned
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In September of 2009, Sarah, the 9 year-old daughter of our keynote speaker posted a 90-second YouTube response to President Obama's speech to US students. This video "went viral" and currently has over 190,000 views. In May 2010, a 6th grader in our keynote presenter's hometown attracted the attention of Ellen Degeneres with his YouTube remix of a Lady Gaga song. Greyson Chance is now a household name and national star with a record contract and his own manager. Join this session to discuss the issues raised by these two situations and lessons learned including Internet safety and digital citizenship responsibilities.
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An audio podcast of this session from 4 March 2011 is available on Fuel for Educational Change Agents.
- YouTube (like other tools) is morally neutral: It can be used for good as well as evil (however digital technology is protean!)
- We have obligations as educators and parents to help young people learn to make good choices (digital and otherwise)
- There are BIG opportunities as well as pitfalls on the digital frontier
- Jessi Slaughter (Jessica Leonhardt) on YouTube: A Case Study on Digital Citizenship
- Sarah's Response to President Obama
- Original YouTube video
- Over 17,000 views on YouTube in 24 hours (9 Sept 2009)
- YouTube Honors for Sarah’s video response to President Obama’s speech <24 hours after posting (9 Sept 2009)
- YouTube comment moderation is great (and recommended) when videos go viral (9 Sept 2009)
- Criteria for moderating comments on a viral video (10 Sept 2009)
- Addressing the R Word Proactively and Flagging YouTube Videos (11 Sept 2009)
- A hazard of moderating comments on a popular YouTube video (3 Oct 2009)
- Remember to turn YouTube channel comment moderation ON (12 Oct 2009)
- Greyson Chance
- Following Greyson Chance’s Rise to Musical Fame (23 Oct 2010)
- From a church talent show to the Ellen DeGeneres Show: YouTube fame for an Edmond 6th grader (14 May 2010)
- YouTube can change your life: Just ask Greyson Chance (26 May 2010)
- Greyson Chance, YouTube, Lady Gaga, Paparazzi, Ellen and Jesus (16 May 2010
- Willow Smith
- Willow Smith's video (YouTube)
- Info on Willow Smith's rise to stardom (MTV)
- Is it right to decide to make your children famous? (17 Jan 2011)
- Lucrative rewards of viral videos encourage parents to put their children on YouTube (17 Apr 2010)
- WHERE ARE THEY NOW? YouTube "David After Dentist" Family Rolling In $150,000 (29 Jun 2010)
- David After Dentist (original YouTube video)
- Website created by David's dad to cash in: www.davidafterdentist.com
- Other Videos
- Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise (WikiPedia article for Neil Cicierega)
- 2011 Super Bowl: Reply All by Bridgestone (Extended - 60 sec)
- Reply All - What's In the Email? (Behind the Scenes)
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