Yesterday, YouTube released a new channel for educators at www.youtube.com/teachers. Due to some school district’s filters, many teachers were blocked from being able to use YouTube in their classroom without first converting files and downloading them to a media player. Now, teachers can easily and safely share online videos with their class that can not only help them enhance the class lecture with video, but also allow students to easily share videos in their presentations, study at home, and create videos in the classroom.
On YouTube/Teachers’ homepage they share the 10 ways teachers can use YouTube in their classroom, including:
- Spark lively discussions
- Get struggling students up to speed, and push strong students ahead
- Review for upcoming exams
- Create quizzes to accompany videos for instant feedback.
If you haven’t been yet, go to www.youtube.com/teachers to see the many ways YouTube can make your classroom a creative, digital space.
Are you going to use YouTube/teachers in your classroom? If you have been using YouTube in the classroom, do you have any tips for teachers coming in to the new territory? Share in the comment box below.