One of the first YouTube videos that really caught my attention from an educational perspective was “Did You Know?” I remember the first time I viewed it, about 2 years ago, how moved I was by its message. It made such an impact that I began to show the video prior to any conference presentation I gave. All of the facts and figures presented in the original version were mind boggling to me and I felt it was my duty to share them with other educators around Ohio. I still have the first version of the video I saw bookmarked as part of a YouTube playlist.
Since that time, the video has gone under several revisions. Today, both Dr. Scott McLeod and Karl Fisch, the original creators of the Did You Know? series, sent out links to the most recent version over their Twitter feeds. While the graphics, music and facts have evolved into a more polished piece, the message is still fairly consistent with the original. I’d recommend that all educators take the time to view not only Did You Know? 4.0, but also the original version, in order to understand the real impact of the information age and globalization.
Did You Know; Shift Happens
Did You Know? 4.0