Purpose of Justin.tv
The purpose of Justin.tv is to allow users to view and share media online while, at the same time, connecting people to each other via chat and live video. Justin.tv also allows viewers to explore the site while watching live channels. Account members have the ability to like the application through Facebook to connect with friends they might know that use Justin.tv as well. Justin.tv has a wide assortment of live channels ranging from social, sports, to entertainment. By creating an account, one can create their own live channel and have an audience as well.
I.1 History and Development of Justin.tv
Founders of Justin.tv
Justin Kan was the creator and first broadcaster on Justin.tv. He now is in charge of product ideas, technical hiring, and writes user features. 3
Early Days of Justin.tv
According to mahalo.com, "Justin TV first began as an extremely small network with just one person broadcasting, which was Justin Kan. Kan wore a web cam 24/7 and streamed all of his content starting March 19, 2007. His website quickly grew media attention, which lead to the expansion of his website and also led to the addition of other people doing this same activity" (mahalo, 2007).
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1.2 How does Justin.tv work?
Justin.tv states, "Justin.tv is a online interactive website constructed by Yale and M.I.T. grads in October of 2006. The website is very similar to youtube and has 41 million unique visitors per month and 428,000 channels. The Justin.tv platform pushes more than 177 Gbps of video at peak usage - the equivalent of 16,946 standard DVDs per hour" (justin.tv, 2007).
People all over the world use Justin TV. Live video has endless applications, and we see new uses for Justin.tv every day. People use Justin.tv to chat with friends and share their life. Musicians and DJs use Justin.tv to broadcast music and chat with their fans. Artists use Justin.tv to promote their work. Comedians and entertainers use Justin.tv to host interactive talk shows. Some even use Justin.tv to broadcast their pets.
I.3 How to Create a Justin.tv Account
First, type in www.justin.tv to reach the home page of the site.Next, scroll to the bottom of the page and follow the three easy steps.Start by entering a username, password, birthday, and email.
Next, before creating an account, a small-automated sign up graphic will appear to help fight spam.Once filling in your answer, you will be able to create your own account.
Whenever you would like to login at any time, simply type in www.justin.tv to reach the home page of the site and at the top of the site, just click the button log in.It’s that simple!
II.1 Unique Applications of Justin.tv
There are several applications for Justin.tv. In many ways Justin.tv is similar to youtube.com, but unique when it comes to education. Justin.tv can be very helpful in the classroom and insightful for students. For example, a teacher can access another teacher and classroom from anywhere else in the world, if the time was set up previously. This gives students an opportunity to interact with each other and ask questions, because Justin.tv is based on live broadcasting. Live broadcasting is the primary characteristic that makes it stand out compared to youtube.com.
Another unique application that separates Justin.tv from any other web 2.0 application like it, is that anyone that has created a profile on Justin.tv can broadcast themselves live, via web cam, 24/7. This can be done on a PC, laptop, or a mobile device like what Justin Kan used to start this whole concept of life casting on Justin.tv. Being able to broadcast anything live and from a mobile site anywhere you want to go, is what separates Justin.tv from any other website like it.
II.2 Comparison of Justin.tv with other similar Web 2.0 Applications
Justin.tv – has live videos that can be watched. Also, there is a chat room that people can discuss what they think about Justin.tv. This Web 2.0 application has fifteen different channels that can be used. Along with everything else, Justin.tv comes in various different languages
Stickam.com -Is only available in English, and offers nine different channels. Stickam.com has live video and chat rooms available for anytime use.
Blog.tv --Has nine channels available for users to work on, and is only offered in English. Blog.tv also has a chat room and live videos that can be used.
Ustream.tv - offers live video and chat rooms that can be used for anyone on the application. There are only six different channels that available. Ustream.tv is only available in English, as well.
These four applications are similar and function the same way. Justin.tv offers the most options and is appealing to many different individuals. Also, Justin.tv, Stickam.com, and Blog.tv offer a profile page where Ustream.tv does not. If you do not like one application you can use one of these similar applications.
IV.Educational Applications of Justin.tv
There are many different educational applications that involve Justin.tv, and provided below, there are quite a few lesson plan examples that can be used for all ages.
A useful educational application for Justin.tv is if a teacher would like to introduce their students to other students from a different country, the teacher can observe the foreign classroom through live broadcasting provided by Justin.tv. Through this, the students will see what a classroom setting looks like in another country/culture. The same thing can be applied if a teacher wishes to have their students learn a lesson from a teacher that lives in a different country, this can also be done through Justin.tv.
The live steaming video on Justin.tv gives many different options and opportunities to use this technology in creating lesson plans and activities with students across the world without leaving your classroom. By doing this, schools could take a field-trip without spending the money, saving time, and still keeping up with the curriculum.
The options and opportunities are endless when it comes to integrating Justin.tv with a classroom curriculum. The only thing to be concerned about is that Justin.tv does not screen what is being shown on all the different channels. Because it is live streaming video the people running Justin.tv cannot watch every single channel broadcasting so there are many channels that may not be appropriate for children of a younger age. So as adults be cautionary of which channel your students or children may be watching.back to top
III.Educational Lesson Plans That Use Justin.tv
Below there are many different types of lesson plans that include Justin.tv in them. There is everything from elementary geography, middle school math, high school physical education, and even post secondary science. Above each lesson plan there is a link to download the detailed lesson plan in either a 2003 Word document, or Pdf file. Some lesson plans even have a Powerpoint that accompanies the lesson plan that can also be downloaded. Many of the lesson plans include uses that are not yet available on Justin.tv, but can become future uses of Justin.tv if I teacher would like to use the website.
i. Elementary Lesson Plans
Middle School Lesson Plans
ii. High School Lesson Plans
iii. Post Secondary Lesson Plans
II.2 Business and Industry Applications of Justin.tv
V.Tragedy on Justin.tv
In November 2007, tragedy brought Justin.tv into the spotlight when a 19 year old community college student named Abraham Briggs recorded his suicide live on Justin.tv. Briggs, whom operated under the tag CandyJunkie, had a long history of mental illness and ended his own life by swallowing a large dose of anti-depressants. What is especially disturbing about his death is the fact that the 185 member live audience watching his suicide persistently egged him on in his suicide endeavor. Not only this, not a single person whom witnessed Briggs's demise reported his death to the police, even after literally watching him kill himself in real time. Perhaps, this is alternate example of the character of the internet. While much has been elaborated on of the "conversation," "community," and "interconnectedness" of the web, this case illustrates the web as it can really be, a soulless, empty, and often heartless reality.
VI.Justin.tv International Applications
No matter where your location is, the applications of justin.tv are all the same. Justin.tv can be used internationally through live feed from isolated locations such as schools trying to study a specific rural area; justin.tv can benefit learning by bringing the subject closer to the classroom and students. Or it could be used between different countries where the content being studied may be more relevant, such as an Australian class may be studying a subject about earthquakes in California where an American class would be able to recite the procedures undergone when earthquakes strike and also some devastating effects from earthquakes of the past. No matter where you live, justin.tv is a highly useful web 2.0 Application tool in the classroom and can benefit learning results. However, in Australian government schools the use of justin.tv is very limited due to such web devices being blocked.
The Dream Team of This Wiki
Front Left to Right:Amanda Holt, Chelsea Watt
Introductions To The Dream Team
Amanda Holt: Amanda is currently a Junior in the College of Science at Purdue University, pursuing a Chemistry degree and secondary education certification. She was the Project Manager for this project. Her hobbies include going camping, watching movies, and she is also a the biggest Foo Fighters Fan, do not get her started on that subject.
Ashleigh Tippmann: Ashleigh is a Sophomore at Purdue University in the College of Education, pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She was the person who created this groups very own Justin.tv account, helped evaluate our website so there were no grammar mistakes, and created lesson plans that used Justin.tv. Her hobbies are learning new things, and she loves being around children.
Caiti Munro: Caiti is a second year education student at USQ in Australia. She is studing english, law, and has an interest in special education. Caiti was the go to person when in need of more lesson plans, and she also helped by creating her own Justin.tv account. Her hobbies include music, spending time with her friends, and going to the beach.
Cathy Cohoat: Cathy is currently a freshman at Purdue University in the College of Education, and is switching her major to Elementary Education. She helped create the brochure that summarized Justin.tv and was handed out at the TLT conference held at Purdue University. She also helped create lesson plans that used Justin.tv. Her hobbies include being around kids, because when she is around them, she is happy.
Chelsea Watt: Chelsea is a freshman majoring in Elementary Education at Purdue University. She created lesson plans that used Justin.tv, and helped make the Justin.tv brochure. Her hobbies include helping others, being outside in the sun, and being around children.
Jon Keisling: Jon is a Math Education major at Purdue University, who would like to coach basketball at the high school level once he starts teaching. Jon was the ultimate designer when it came to designing this wiki. He formatted, and designed most of the website. His hobbies include sports, and he particularly loves baskeball.
Lauren McShane: Lauren is another student from Australia majoring in HPE, and has been a great contributor to this wiki. She helped create lesson plans that used Justin.tv, and also provided the International aspect involving Justin.tv. She loves playing sports, and having fun with her friends.
Riley Beach: Riley is a Social Studies Education major at Purdue University. He was the main researcher for this Justin.tv dedicated wiki. He also created lesson plans that used Justin.tv. A few of his hobbies include reading, listening to music, and hanging out with his friends.
Ryan Jones: Ryan is a Technology Education major at Purdue University. He helped prepare the presentation materials for the TLT Conference showcase, and created lesson plans that used Justin.tv. He enjoys working and helping others learn how to do things.
Tracy Smith: Tracy is studying Elementary Education at Purdue University, and has an Associates Degree in Design Technology. She contributed quite a bit to the presentation displays for the TLT Conference, and created a lesson plan template that was used by everyone for their lesson plans on this wiki. Since she is the mother of two boys her life is very hectic, and when she is not being a full time student she is spending time with her sons.
Related Sources and Attachements
ISTE/NETS Standards that was used for lesson plans:ISTE/NETS Standards.pdf
Justin.tv Brochure handed out during the TLT Conference:Justin.tv Brochure.pub
Justin.tv Poster Board Display:
Justin.tv Purdue Group Channel Link: http://www.justin.tv/purduelive
Justin.tv Australian Caiti Channel Link:http://www.justin.tv/caitijane