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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

YouTube Teachers - Ideas for Using Videos in Your Classroom

YouTube Teachers is a new YouTube channel launched today by YouTube itself. The purpose of YouTube Teachers is to inform teachers about the many ways that they can use videos in their classrooms. YouTube Teacher features video-based lesson plan suggestions, suggested playlists for a variety of content areas, and suggestions for creating your own videos with students like this set of "choose your own adventure" videos.

Applications for Education
While YouTube Teachers won't, on its own, fix the problem of access to it being restricted in many schools it could help show some decision-makers the educational uses of YouTube in the classroom. And if you are able to access YouTube in your classroom, YouTube Teachers could be a good source of lesson ideas for you.