Using YouTube in the Classroom
YouTube has an incredible variety of videos, and some of them are even appropriate for school use. The challenge is finding those curriculum related gems and then watching them in a safe environment free from annoying comments and other distractions. The tools below can help you make better use of YouTube in the classroom.
youtube.com: Creating an account on YouTube lets you add videos to playlists, mark favorites, and maintain a viewing history. Be sure to preview all videos before showing them in classes.
quietube.com: Drag the bookmarklet found on this site to your bookmarks bar to watch YouTube videos in a clean interface. Browse to the desired YouTube video and then click the quietube bookmarklet to be taken to the quietube view. You can then bookmark (or save in delicious) the simple interface version of the video for later use.
watchknow.org: The user community on this site bookmarks and describes quality, educational videos around the web to create a catalog of school appropriate streaming content. Includes thousands of videos from YouTube and other sites you can search or browse by content area.
diigo.com: After finding that perfect video for your lesson, make sure you don't loose it! Save the video address to Diigo to have access to the bookmark on any computer. Use tags to create lists for different classes or periods. Sign up for an educator account for more tools.