YouTube Creates School-Friendly Service
Google’s video sharing service, YouTube, has recently launched its new service called ‘YouTube for Schools’. The service will include set video playlists that are aimed specifically at certain age ranges so that teachers can use them within classrooms without students being distracted by the general content of the YouTube service.
Schools are able to sign up for free to the service and enjoy thousands of different educational videos that can be used to teach within class. Already the likes of TED Talks and MIT have started creating content for the service and many more will soon follow suit.
YouTube have said that the service will allow students to be able to view these educational videos without being “distracted by the latest music video or cute cat”.
YouTube have also been giving advice to teachers who have signed up to the service in order to show them how it is to be used correctly and how to really get the best out of it. It will be interesting to see how many schools start using the new service and if they find it helpful as a new teaching tool.