Youtube 4 Teachers

Video Rulz! However for teachers, youtube can be problematic in the classroom. Too many distractions, too many ads. The students are busy looking at all the other stuff and not focusing on the main video.

I’ve made a player that helps immensely. Drawing on youtube’s API, you even get higher quality and more reliably streamed video than the site proper. I just got frustrated using many of the “safe” options out there. Many sites went under (like Clean Tube), some just added their own advertising and spam (Teacher Tube).

So enjoy the player for “safe” use in your classroom. Enjoy all the hidden gems of EFL Classroom, I’ll be showing off this month.

Also see this tutorial on Keepvid and downloading youtube videos for use in the classroom.

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Teacher trainer, technology specialist, educational thinker...creator of EFL Classroom 2.0, a social networking site for thousands of EFL / ESL teachers and students around the world.

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