Monday, December 12, 2011

YouTube creates a school-friendly version with access to thousands of educational videos

Kids today need their visual stimuli, and Google just made it easier for teachers to play videos in the classroom. YouTube has launched a network setting that slims down the streaming video service and still gives school administrators access to a community of educational videos free of distractions.

Public schools typically block websites such as Facebook and YouTube, in a way cloistering students and at the same time impairing teachers’ access to online resources. BrianTruong, YouTube product manager illustrates this point saying, “while schools that completely restrict access to YouTube may solve this distraction concern, they also limit access to hundreds of thousands of educational videos on YouTube that can help bring photosynthesis to life, or show what life was like in ancient Greece.” Learn More...

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