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YouTube is working now on a new feature which would be great for us in education. The current project is called ” Video Questions Editor Beta ” which is a way for ” multiple questions to be displayed on top of your video during playback that a viewer can answer.”
Can you imagine how interactive it would be able to add little quizzes to your videos for your students to work on. I am sure this will make a huge inroad in education. Just keep in mind that for you to benefit from this new feature, you need to have your own channel there which is free of course and most of you have since you have a Google account. You can access this feature through the video edit page on the the edit bar. Type in the questions you want to ask and choose the point in video when it should appear, and the answers that a viewer can choose from.
Google is investing in education and science, with five new YouTube channels dedicated to mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, physics – and spectacular demonstrations.
Now, in a move away from its traditional user-generated content, YouTube has recently announced its first venture into original content. So let’s take a look at what YouTube will be offering in the way of science communication.
The fact that 10 of the channels in this announcement are educational channels is encouraging. While the serious money may be in channels such as Red Bull and WWE, Google is investing in education, too. In fact, half of those educational channels on offer are science-related.
Why Use YouTube in your classroom?
Increase student engagement
- Start your class off with an engaging video clip that brings a lesson to life and sparks a lively discussion.
- No longer will students be late for physics class when you begin the class with an engaging clip.
- Make the subjects applicable to your students’ everyday lives by showing culturally relevant YouTube clips.
- Teach students video production and editing skills through projects and upload the videos to your classes YouTube channel.
Free access to thousands of high quality educational videos
- YouTube provides free, unlimited access to tens of thousands of videos of high quality educational content.
- These videos range from the world’s best professors giving hour long lectures to great teachers giving short lessons.
- Check out the diverse array of educational content at YouTube.com/EDU
Teach to every type of learner
- Tap into the mind of the visual learner.
- Each student has different learning needs. You can create videos or playlists to suit the different types of learners in your classroom.
- On YouTube you can find videos explaining the same topic, many different ways. For example, here are four different videos, all explaining the concept of number patterns in a different way.