Thursday, September 13, 2012

YouTube Launches "Star Search" for Teachers

Okay, so YouTube's not bringing Ed McMahon back to life to have teachers sing and dance on stage, but they have launched a star search of sorts. Starting today and running through October 1st, YouTube is  looking to identify ten YouTube EDU Gurus.

YouTube has partnered with Khan Academy to run this contest. The ten chosen finalists will receive $1,000 toward for video production equipment, attend a three day workshop with Khan academy staff, and have work featured on YouTube EDU. To enter you have to submit video samples and answer two short essay questions (responses limited to 200 words).

Keith Hughes is one teacher that I would love to see chosen even though his productions are already of better quality than most of the Khan Academy stuff. If you're a history teacher and you haven't seen Keith's Hip Hughes History YouTube channel, go check it out now.