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Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

| December 12, 2013 | 13 Comments

Check out YouTube’s top trending educational videos in 2013.

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6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II

6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II

| April 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 […]

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Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

| March 26, 2013 | 14 Comments

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: […]

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Four Fun Videos That Explain Complex Language Arts Ideas

Four Fun Videos That Explain Complex Language Arts Ideas

| November 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity

10 Lessons Teachers Can Learn from YouTube’s Popularity

| November 5, 2012 | 3 Comments

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 […]

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Top Educational Rap Videos on YouTube

Top Educational Rap Videos on YouTube

| August 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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Facebook and YouTube Offer Guidelines to Help Schools and Parents

Facebook and YouTube Offer Guidelines to Help Schools and Parents

| August 2, 2012 | 8 Comments

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 […]

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Should Adults Control Kid-Created Content?

Should Adults Control Kid-Created Content?

| June 5, 2012 | 33 Comments

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.

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Life in a 21st-Century English Class

Life in a 21st-Century English Class

| December 21, 2011 | 12 Comments

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 […]

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

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

| December 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

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 […]

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