Youtube Edu Launches: But K12, don’t get excited….yet

Very excited that youtube edu is launched from a small mention on their blog today.  Tech Crunch cites the purpose is:

“a better way to collect and highlight all the great educational content being uploaded to YouTube by colleges and universities” according to a short blurb on the YouTube blog.

While I'm delighted that we need a place to display the college information.  K12 is the place that desperately needs

For example, my ninth graders have a youtube channel to support their work.  Several months a go, Edutopia had a contest which had students upload their videos to youtube, so Virginia and several of my students did so. (Virginia was one of the winners.)  For about two weeks, a flagged video showed an inappropriate thumbnail on the related videos.

Using youtube in the classroom for ALL OF US, has been something that is important.  (See  favorite inspirational videos and how youtube can be used in the classroom from February 2008.)

So, yes, I'm delighted that youtube edu has launched.  But again, youtube is something that we need for k12 and it can be done, although I'm not sure about doing it this way.  It looks as if youtube has just added content from universities and colleges that have channels on youtube.  Probably a pretty simple thing to do.

I know that teachertube is something that many teachers use, although it tends to be pretty slow.  There are several ways youtube could do this:

  1. A self or community ratings system that would allow filters to only let videos of certain ratings through.
  2. Vetted educators could be a mass group of volunteers and content approvers.  They would see a check that would send videos off of the “real” youtube onto a mirror site with only educationally appropriate videos.  Let educators patrol and police it – it would certainly work as I think there are a lot of us who would commit to this.

What are your ideas.

So, bravo youtube for the FIRST ACT.  May this just be the first act in others to come that will truly provide video for education at all levels.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Sarah March 28, 2009 - 9:05 pm

I believe there will only be a way to change directly to YouTube for educational purposes rather than TeacherTube or other educational video sites, is if YouTube starts up another site like TeacherTube.

Example: Search education on YouTube. The sixth result down is Ali G – Sex Education. I will not continue with the 5th one. Just see for yourself. Also a Trojan Condom advertisement was on the YouTube Search result page.

Ali G is an entertainer not an educator. Nor is English class a time to talk about Trojan Condoms.

On the other hand, is educational videos to teach our students a good thing? Coming from institutions like MIT or Stanford, no doubt.

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