During #EdChat today, we discussed the need to find a way to share our stories with the mainstream in a way that the media, politicians and celebrities really have not been using. Our objective is not to stop the debate which is going on now about education but to add another perspective to the public debate.
Our thought is to create a Youtube channel of positive stories about education. We can potentially use this channel later as a way to collect footage for a documentary about the positive effects of education. Note that these stories can be student driven, teacher driven, parent driven, or administrator driven. In the end we want stories which come from the stake-holders in the future of our children.
The channel will be available at http://www.youtube.com/EducationStories. We’d like each of you to submit a 1 or 2 minute video about any positive aspect or story you want to share about education. The idea is to share a story which you think represents one the best thing about your school, the best thing about education, or what you think education should look like. You can share a link to an existing Youtube video and we will review it and then add it to our favourites so it will show up in our channel.
You can email EducationStories@gmail.com if you have questions, concerns, or want to share your story. Although linking to Youtube would be easier, the stories themselves would be organized under a specific account. This will require more work on our part, but will result in a better message being produced for the public. We’d also like you to add yourself to this list.
Your story should be in HD MP4 format as per this article if possible. We will also assume that you have the appropriate permissions to share your video. Please email me at EducationStories@gmail.com with any links to specific real world stories about education you think need to be shared.