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[VIDEO NEWS] History teacher on YouTube

May 24,2018
1) “Kids watch [my videos]. We exchange opinions and communicate.”

2) “Really? You should be studying, not playing League of Legends.”

3) “When I speak, I’m not just talking about how they should study English and math.”

4) “Learn something useful, a professional skill.”

5) Mr. Koo first does a history lecture, and then streams a “Let’s Play” broadcast where he broadcasts himself playing video games.

6) “Let’s wrap this up here”

7) “and begin playing Far Cry Primal.”

8) “Hello, I am Koo Boo-seung, a history teacher at Neung-in High School.”

9) Q. What got you into creating Let’s Play videos on YouTube Live?

10) “I noticed that [students] watch videos from YouTube, Twitch and AfreecaTV.

11) “So I thought I should make live streams myself for the students to watch.”

12) And what are students’ thoughts on Mr. Koo’s videos?

13) “I’m proud of him.” - Jung Woong-je

14) “I can ask questions while he’s broadcasting.” - Ra Ki-won

15) “I just watch the game videos.” - Song Moo-hyuk

16) “The responses were good.”

17) “There are about 125 kids in the classes I’m in charge of, but I get more views than that.”

18) “So I’m satisfied. I did get some attention.”

19) Q. What are some of the difficulties you have experienced during your broadcasts?

20) “I think they’re called donations? You know when viewers send you money? I have those blocked.”

21) “And I report bad comments, including hate speech, the moment I see one, while also educating students about why they’re bad.”

22) Q. How long will your channel, BUKU TV, go on for?

23) “As long as I can.”

24) “I hope to become a good example. I’ll try my best to create content that is a good influence.”

25) Q. Anything you would like to say to your subscribers and students?

26) “I want to tell my students to ‘just do it.’”

27) “I hope they’ll just do whatever makes them happy in any field they choose.”

28) “Well I haven’t said this before … but please, subscribe to BUKU TV.”

29) “We love you, Mr. Koo!”

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Directed by Ahn Na-young
Produced by Kim Hee-sang, Lee Dae-hong
Translated by Kim Hyo-jung
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo