Google Launching YouTube for Schools

According to an article on the Mashable blog, Google is launching a new YouTube arm that will include convenient educational bells and whistles designed for the world of schools, students, and teachers. YouTube.edu contains features that make the service easier to use for schools that normally restrict YouTube, however the new site will be useful to any teacher that wants to customize videos for classroom viewing.

Teachers from around the country and 600 organizational partners such as the Smithsonian and TED helped to select the initial content for the site and YouTube edu organizes video materials by grade and subject.

To make YouTube easier to use in an educational setting, the videos on YouTube.edu will not have the usual recommendations at the end of a video or preview lists of popular videos. Google is continuing to tweak and develop the new site, and suggestions from educators are welcome.

Read the post about YouTube.edu on the Google blog. Google and YouTube have set up a site where schools and educators can learn how to join up.

A Few Other Reports on the New YouTube.edu

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