In this age e-learning, videos have become a major source fro visually understanding a subject. We have ample examples of success such as of Khan Academy etc. Sight, sound and motion have always had the power to engage students and complement classroom instruction by bringing educational topics to life.
For School Admins:
YouTube has a lot of educational content, but as a teacher you might think students will be distracted by the latest music video or a video of a cute cat, or a video that might not be appropriate for students. While schools that completely restrict access to YouTube may solve this distraction concern, they also limit access to hundreds of thousands of educational videos on YouTube that can help bring photosynthesis to life, or show what life was like in ancient Greece.
Hence today YouTube for Schools, has been launched, a new video based learning platform where school administrators can turn on to grant access only to the educational content from YouTube EDU. Teachers can choose from the hundreds of thousands of videos on YouTube EDU created by more than 600 YouTube educational partners like the Smithsonian, TED, Steve Spangler Science, and Numberphile.
Even great playlists of Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts have been placed fro starting and these categorized by schools grade level. Teachers can find them listed out at youtube.com/teachers. If you are a teacher then you can also suggest your own education playlist here.
We think its an awesome initiative by YouTube, what do you think? Leave us your comments…