It wasn’t up until recently that I discovered many great resources available on YouTube for K-12 education. YouTube was blocked in my district, then it was unblocked, and now it’s blocked again. It’s not my intent in this post to determine whether or not YouTube should be blocked. If you’d like to comment to that via this post you’re more than welcome to. I wanted to share a couple of the really good ones and some YouTube tools. I hope you find them beneficial.
If you have any others to share please feel free.
A great new resource (well it’s new to me)
The Khan Academy
I came across this resource literally hours before I wrote this post. If this resource isn’t a great example of YouTube’s impact on K-12 education I don’t know what is. It’s over 1000 video tutorials created by Salman Khan on everything from basic math to biology to personal finance. Be sure and check it out. He also has a YouTube channel to subscribe to as well.
Here’s Sal’s video on the parts of a cell –
If you’re looking for a great literacy resource for the primary grades be sure to check out the Hooked on Phonics channel.
Some cool YouTube Tools
Dirpy – YouTube to mp3 converter
TubeChop – Chop any section from a YouTube video and share it
SafeShare.TV – Crop videos and also remove offensive or distracting content from around them before sharing
SyncTube – watch videos with friends in real-time..paste in the link and create a room
KeepVid – easy tool for downloading YouTube videos….great if YouTube is blocked in your district