First there was YouTube, then came YouTube for Educators, and now we have YouTube for Schools. Things are definitely getting better for education. I think many parents will be happier knowing there is a YouTube that is just for schools. For one thing YouTube for Schools lets you browse YouTube without any related videos on show, or any comments to wade through. This gives an uncluttered feel. If you have access to a data projector or an interactive whiteboard in your classroom, an occasional YouTube clip can really bring home a concept to your students.
Here is some information about YouTube for Schools.
Classroom application for YouTube for Schools
- Introduce your lesson with a video clip related to your lesson that will engage the students’ attention.
- When your students make their own videos as part of a project, these can safely be uploaded to your YouTube for Schools channel.
- Videos will appeal to the learning style of the visual learners.
- Record instructions and directions using a screencasting programme (such as Screencast-o-matic) and upload this to your YouTube for Schools channel so that you don’t have to repeat yourself continually.
- The students can continue learning at home by exploring videos that you recommend on your topic.
- You might be able to access videos from other teachers. Equally, you may be able to share your lessons with students around the world.
There is so much one can do with access to YouTube for Schools in the classroom. Why not read more in this excellent post: http://edudemic.com/2011/12/youtube-for-schools/