It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
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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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]