As part of YouTube’s rollout of YouTube for Schools, they’ve also created a portal for classroom videos. Through this portal, you can surf for videos on topics such as Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. In a web full of an overwhelming amount of content, all teachers can benefit from an easily navigated portal.
Each topic area is divided into Elementary, Middle School, and High School, and each grade level is further divided into loose subject areas. For example, under High School Language Arts, you’ll find sections for Reading: Literature, Language, Writing, Reading: Informational Text, and Speaking and Listening. As an example of what you’ll find in each section, Writing offers a five video playlist on Writing Narratives, along with playlists around Citations and Writing Arguments.
At the moment not all of the topic areas are filled in. If you have a favorite (and appropriate) video, there’s a link at the bottom of the topic sections that lets you submit a channel or playlist. Channels must be official YouTube Partners focused primarily on education. Playlists are created by teachers, curating educational content from YouTube partners. Click the Suggest Videos link on the YouTube for Schools page for more information.
In the meantime, if you’re ready to start sharing these videos in your virtual classroom, WizIQ’s recently updated media player allows you to paste a YouTube video link into the player and immediately share that video in real time with your students. Stop the video whenever you want to add context or discuss what your students have just seen.