YouTube launches teachers’ site will show ways to use video in the classroom, writes James Sanders, a middle school history teacher at KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy. That includes “lesson plan suggestions, highlights of great educational content on YouTube, and training on how to film your own educational videos.”

I use videos to spark classroom discussions, increase instructional time by assigning videos as homework, and create playlists for each lesson so students can dive deeper into specific areas that interest them. I also found countless educational videos on YouTube that energize and excite my students about a number of topics, such as medieval history.

This summer, YouTube Teacher’s Studio featured award-winning teacher trainers Jim Sill and Ramsey Musallam, who led workshops on “Finding your inner Spielberg” and “FlipTeaching.”  Sanders taught about using YouTube as a powerful educational tool.

Below is “Monster Foam Science Experiment.”

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  1. Obi-Wandreas says:

    This could be great!

    -except my district blocks YouTube.

    Oh, well.

  2. My entire state blocks it.

  3. Thanks for the post! Teachers that are having problems with getting Youtube in their schools might want to check this out:

    Read more about it here:

    May not be the complete solution, but a great start!