This June, KQED Education attended VidCon 2018, the largest multi-genre online video conference. Made for creators and viewers of the online video industry, Vidcon brings together a global community of over 30,000 fans, creators, and industry leaders who want to teach and learn valuable lessons about this rapidly evolving and developing technology.
This year's superstar Myles Bess, host from the Above the Noise YouTube series, was the MC of two events at VidCon that brought together some of the most popular educational content creators on YouTube, such as the creators of It’s OK to Be Smart, Braincraft, The Art Assignment, Eons, SpaceTime, Seeker, Brainscoop, and Hot Mess.
Myles hosted PBS Nerd Night, a series of TED-style talks and Trivia Throwdown with PBS Digital Studios, a fun, competitive battle of the minds. He also filmed the new Above the Noise YouTube episode, Can You Trust YouTubers Anymore?, which explores the huge rise of influencer marketing in YouTube.
‘Go Above the Noise’ is a video and article package on KQED Learn, which provides students’ a safe, collaborative space for inquiry-based learning and media making. Every other week, we’ll bring you a new topic and question to analyze and discuss with your students. To learn more about how you can implement inquiry learning in your classroom with KQED Learn, check out the following resources: