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6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II

For history teachers, videos can be a powerful tool to contextualize events that seem intangible, or too far distant in the past. When it comes to World War II, specifically, this collection of videos put together by YouTube Education’s Angela Lin, bring a variety of perspectives for students to consider. In the mix, the topics … Continue reading 6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II →

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

With one billion monthly users (and growing), YouTube’s popularity is a pretty clear indication that video is a powerful medium. And kids’ unrelenting fascination with videos is motivating many educators to find ways to leverage them for all kinds of purposes. But the best ways of using videos are not always obvious. Teachers want to know: … Continue reading Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos →

Four Fun Videos That Explain Complex Language Arts Ideas

For educators looking for new ways to introduce ideas to students, videos can be a great way to spark interest. Catlin Tucker, an English teacher in Windsor, Calif, curated her top video picks for an English classroom, which help explain complex ideas in different ways. This TED-Ed video, The Art of the Metaphor, narrated by Jane … Continue reading Four Fun Videos That Explain Complex Language Arts Ideas →

10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity

By Terry Heick What might happen if educators experimented with some of the lessons YouTube’s staggering success has taught us? 1. Interdependence Google-owned YouTube is friendly with Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blogging, and all forms of electronic media. This kind of seamless integration allows an impressive convergence with all other “Internet parts.” Possibility for teachers: Consider … Continue reading 10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity →

Top Educational Rap Videos on YouTube

Can rap help kids understand tricky math concepts? Or the complex boom-and-bust cycle of the economy? There are hundreds of videos on YouTube that make that attempt. This one (below), called Teach Me How To Factor, a parody of Teach Me How To Dougie by Cali Swag District, is produced by students at Westerville South … Continue reading Top Educational Rap Videos on YouTube →

Facebook and YouTube Offer Guidelines to Help Schools and Parents

Flickr:Dan Taylor By Matt Levinson Online social giants YouTube and Facebook have taken big steps to attempt to provide guidance on digital citizenship for kids online. Google (which owns YouTube) just launched its ten-step online program for smart and safe YouTube use, with a series of instructional videos that hit on topics from cyberbullying to … Continue reading Facebook and YouTube Offer Guidelines to Help Schools and Parents →

Should Adults Control Kid-Created Content?

Kids’ online influence can be powerful, especially with the help of social media sites like YouTube and Twitter. But unlike the kids who create the content that goes on those sites, the companies that host the content are sometimes forced to weigh in on whether it’s “good” or “bad,” or more pointedly, what they should do about it.

Life in a 21st-Century English Class

Creating a Common Craft-style video is part of the classroom assignment. By Shelley Wright I  teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? To begin with, I don’t lecture. My students don’t take notes, at least not in the traditional sense, and we don’t read a … Continue reading Life in a 21st-Century English Class →

YouTube Offers All Schools Education-Only Link, Beefs Up K-12 Content

YouTube All schools can now use the YouTube educational video site, youtube.com/education, without having to jump over Internet filtering hurdles. For schools that choose to opt in to the YouTube for Schools Program, YouTube will redirect Web users who go to the site straight over to youtube.com/education. On this portion of the site, all comments … Continue reading YouTube Offers All Schools Education-Only Link, Beefs Up K-12 Content →

YouTube SpaceLab Launches Student Experiments Into Space

SpaceLab YouTube and NASA are challenging students to design a science experiment that can be performed in space. Students from 14 to 18 years old can upload videos of their experiments onto YouTube’s Space Lab website. A panel of scientists, astronauts, and educators, including Stephen Hawking, will judge the entries, and the two winning experiments … Continue reading YouTube SpaceLab Launches Student Experiments Into Space →

YouTube Lets Schools Opt for Educational Videos

Flickr:www_ukberri_net Teachers who have been frustrated over blocked access to YouTube educational videos in school can take heart. YouTube is rolling out a pilot a program with schools that will redirect all YouTube links to educational content on YouTube.com/education. In addition, comments will be disabled and related videos will only be educational, both of which … Continue reading YouTube Lets Schools Opt for Educational Videos →

Applying the 7 Golden Rules: One Teacher’s Take of Technology

TB In response to the article The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools, teacher Patti Grayson wrote a point-by-point summary of exactly how it plays out in her class. Here’s her take. By Patti Grayson Along with some colleagues in our lower school division, I lobbied to use money normally spent on workbooks … Continue reading Applying the 7 Golden Rules: One Teacher’s Take of Technology →

YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers

YouTube.com/teachers Educators who’ve been wanting to use YouTube videos in class can now find an easy way in. Today, YouTube launched its own teacher’s channel: YouTube.com/Teachers, a guide to using videos in class. Teachers can follow tips that show everything from organizing videos to sparking lively discussions to help struggling students through videos. Teachers can … Continue reading YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers →

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