YouTube Pictures Teachers and Students Using More Videos in the Classroom


10.18.11 | While showing videos in class has long been a teaching staple (and a way to make the school day a little easier for a new sub), the advent of platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo have made finding, sharing and uploading content easier and more engaging for both students and teachers.

YouTube recently took another leap forward with the launch of YouTube Teachers (tagline: Learn. Teach. Share.)

James Sanders, a middle school history teacher who is helping develop resources for teachers, explains the new site on YouTube’s blog:

This site is a resource for educators everywhere to learn how to use YouTube as an educational tool. There are lesson plan suggestions, highlights of great educational content on YouTube, and training on how to film your own educational videos.

This site was written by teachers for teachers, and we want to continue that spirit of community-involvement. We’re creating a new YouTube newsletter for teachers (sign up here!) and are asking teachers to submit their favorite YouTube playlists for us to highlight on YouTube EDU.

Finally, I know that not every teacher is lucky enough to have access to YouTube in their school. The YouTube EDU team is hard at work on a solution that will make educational content more easily discoverable for teachers and the site more easily integrated within schools, so stay tuned!

Sanders has taught other teachers about using YouTube as an educational tool. You can view that lesson on, of course, YouTube. You might also enjoy “Finding Your Inner Spielberg” and “Flipteaching,” videos created by other educators who participated in the YouTube Teacher’s Studio this past summer.

Feel free to share videos you’ve found helpful, as well as videos you or your students have created.

Plus: As we noted in last week’s Playback, YouTube is looking for budding scientists to submit experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station. Read more at YouTube’s Spacelab channel.


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