Social Media – YouTube
YouTube announced the release of YouTube for schools on December 11, 2011, which will allow school children special access to 400,000 educational videos from YouTube EDU from inside their school network. The slogan of the new site is: Educate, engage, and inspire your students with video! Sign up for YouTube for Schools to bring the power of video to your classrooms for free.
This site is a resource for educators everywhere to learn how to use YouTube as an educational tool and will have no access to videos other than those related to education. The site allows teachers to customise and restrict what their students can see. School admins and teachers can log in and pick the educational videos from YouTube’s destination site called YouTube EDU. This site has around 400,000 educational videos. Once these videos will be moved to the school network all comments and related videos are disabled and search is limited to YouTube EDU videos.
YouTube’s Product Manager, Brian Truong, announced on The Official YouTube Blog on December 11, 2011:
Opening up a world of educational content with YouTube for Schools
We have developed YouTube for Schools, a network setting that 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 partners like the Smithsonian, TED, Steve Spangler Science, and Numberphile.
Read more on YouTube Blog
YouTube for Schools
How to Access YouTube in School
YouTube for Schools FAQs
Check out the video below that YouTube put together to highlight some of their goals with their new endeavor:
YouTube for Schools: Join the Global Classroom Today!
Uploaded by schools on Dec 6, 2011
YouTube for Schools lets schools access free educational YouTube videos while limiting access to other YouTube content. Students can learn from more than 400,000 educational videos, from well-known organizations like Stanford, PBS and TED, and from up-and-coming YouTube partners with millions of views, like Khan Academy, Steve Spangler Science and numberphile. Schools can also customize their YouTube for Schools experience, adding videos that are only viewable within their school network.
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