- December 22, 2011
- Posted by: Active8
- Category: Education News
YouTube have released a new video-streaming service called YouTube for Schools which delivers only educational content to your brower. In all schools where we work YouTube is blocked for pupils due to the vast amounts of inappropriate content that is available.
Project manager Brian Truong wrote in a blog post: “We’ve been hearing from teachers that they want to use the vast array of educational videos on YouTube in their classrooms, but are concerned that students will be distracted by the latest music video or cute cat, or a video that wasn’t appropriate for students.
YouTube for Schools looks like a fantastic service which will allow teachers to harness a great educational resource in a safe and controlled manner. Benefits include:
YouTube for Schools provides schools access to hundreds of thousands of free educational videos from YouTube EDU. These videos come from from well-known organizations like Stanford, PBS and TED as well as from up-and-coming YouTube partners with millions of views, like Khan Academy, Steve Spangler Science and Numberphile.
You can customize the content available in your school. All schools get access to all of the YouTube EDU content, but teachers and administrators can also create playlists of videos that are viewable only within their school’s network.
School admins and teachers can log in and watch any video, but students cannot log in and can only watch YouTube EDU videos plus videos their school has added. All comments and related videos are disabled and search is limited to YouTube EDU videos.
YouTube.com/Teachers has hundreds of playlists of videos that align with common educational standards, organized by subject and grade. These playlists were created by teachers for teachers so you can spend more time teaching and less time searching.