You Tube has created a new channel specifically for teachers: YouTube.com/Teachers
The site is a resource for educators to learn how to use YouTube as an educational tool. There are lesson plan suggestions, highlights of great educational content on YouTube, and training on how to film your own educational videos. Teachers can learn how to use videos to spark lively discussions to help struggling students.
With You Tube videos, you can:
Increase student engagement
Get free access to thousands of high quality educational videos
Teach to every type of learner
Use videos to lengthen in-class instructional time
Expand your impact by reaching a larger audience
You can also sign up for the YouTube newsletter for teachers to receive updates about this project.
How Can I Use You Tube Videos with My Students?
Because there is inappropriate content on You Tube (not on the new Teacher channel) student computers are blocked from accessing You Tube. You can still use videos you select with students by downloading the videos on your Teacher Workstation to show them in class - Learn how to download videos