Educators who've been wanting to use YouTube videos in class can now find an easy way in. Today, YouTube launched its own teacher's channel: YouTube.com/Teachers, a guide to using videos in class.
Teachers can follow tips that show everything from organizing videos to sparking lively discussions to help struggling students through videos.
Teachers can also sign up to become part of the YouTube Teachers Community, a mailing list that allows them to share ideas and best practices.
The new teachers site is part one of two big initiatives on the part of YouTube geared towards educators. In the next couple of weeks, a bigger announcement will be made about huge changes that will address many of the concerns teachers have had about using YouTube videos (you know what they are). Stay tuned for more news in two weeks.
Until then, check out some of the new features on the teachers site, like this one, a rap video about the infamously dry subject of the Krebs cycle (that's biochemistry, for those of us unfamiliar with the term).