What is it? YouTube.com/EDU offers everything that educators could ever want or need from an online video resource. This site is a literal “classroom of the world.”
How does it work? YouTubeEDU provides an incredible range of educational videos for every grade level. It’s as simple as searching and exploring. From lessons plans to funny educational animations that will entertain, motivate and inform students, this site has it all.
How hard is it to use? It’s extremely easy to use. On YouTubeEDU, teachers can access full courses, professional development videos and much more. Here, users will find the best resources, from explanations of quantum physics to tips for engaging students, preventing bullying and even relaxing at the end of a hard day.
How well does it work? The most exciting thing about YouTubeEDU is its accessibility. With just a keyword and click, users can view tens of thousands of educational videos. In addition to absorbing this breadth of knowledge, educators can share their own videos. Uploading content is easy, and the process works just like with any other YouTube channel.
How do I use it in the classroom? Making the classroom global will serve any teacher well. YouTube videos can not only make lessons welcoming and fun, but also help differentiate for visual, audio and interactive learners. YouTubeEDU provides a vast community of experienced educators showcasing their most creative and effective efforts. Not only is every grade level and subject covered, but there’s also also an unlimited potential for sharing your own work.
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Article by Jason Cunningham, EducationWorld Social Media Editor
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