Showing posts with label youtube edu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label youtube edu. Show all posts

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Check Out These YouTube EDU Gurus

Last month YouTube launched a Star Search of sorts to find the next ten YouTube EDU Gurus. This week those new gurus were revealed and I'm very happy to say that three of them have been featured here on Free Technology for Teachers in the past. Those three are Keith Hughes, Kristen Williams, and Paul Anderson. Their new introductory videos are posted below. Congratulations to all of the new YouTube EDU Gurus. I look forward to all of the new content that you produce.

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.

Monday, December 12, 2011

YouTube for Schools - Now More Schools Can Access YouTube

Yesterday, Google announced the launch of YouTube for Schools. YouTube for Schools is a new network setting that school administrators can enable to grant access only to screened content on YouTube EDU. YouTube for Schools is a setting that must be enabled using your school's Google Account, not your personal Google Account. Learn more about YouTube for Schools in the video below.

Teachers looking for quality YouTube videos to use in their classrooms should check out YouTube Teachers.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Useful YouTube Channels for Educators

I usually don't write posts about the lists that other people have made, but I'm making an exception for a list written by Online College Courses. Online College Courses has created a list of 100 useful YouTube channels for teachers. Most of the usual suspects like TED, PBS, and National Geographic are on the list, but there are quite a few that I hadn't seen before such as Garland Science, Witness, and Craft. 100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers is divided into four parts; general education, science & math, history & world issues, visual & performing arts.

Applications for Education
If you're fortunate enough to be able to access YouTube in your classroom, 100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers could be a good place to find video content to complement your instruction.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
3 Ways to Access Khan Academy Without YouTube
47 Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mix Your Own NPR Podcast

NPR has offered their "mix your own podcast" service for quite a while now, but I hadn't revisted since its launch until today. I was searching for content to add to the side bar of my new teaching website,, when I thought that instead of specifying particular podcasts and videos for my students, I would provide them with links to places where they can find academic and intellectual material on their own. Therefore the side bar of my new teaching website contains links to NPR's mix your own podcast, YouTube EDU, iTunes University, and TED Talks.

NPR's mix your own podcast service allows anyone to create their own unique collection of podcasts from NPR's library of thousands of podcasts. To use NPR's mix your own podcast service simply visit the page, name your podcast, select keywords and content, and then subscribe to your new custom podcast.

Applications for Education
Students can use NPR's mix your own podcast service to create a podcast that is both interesting to them and informative. You could also create a podcast of content related to your course and link it up to your classroom blog or website.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
New Podcast About SMART Boards
5 Resources for Creating and Hosting Podcasts
30+ Alternatives to YouTube