How did I miss this? I blogged a while ago about WatchKnowLearn, a great video resource site for educators, but I didn’t find out about YouTube EDU until today. Perhaps this is YouTube’s response to WatchKnowLearn, or maybe they’re just smart enough to understand the educational potential of their product.
At any rate, YouTube EDU offers students and teachers access to a broad set of educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches and everything in between. School districts can also sign up for YouTube for Schools, which is basically the offers schools more control over the content their students have access to throughout the school day.
Want to engage students with more video content? Well, you now have what I’m calling The Free Big 3: WatchKnowLearn, YouTube EDU, and The Khan Academy. I realize that some schools in Madison also have access to DiscoveryEducation Streaming, but as much as I enjoy its content, it’s not free.
So what are your thoughts about the quality of the sites mentioned above? Do some offer better selections than others? Is the copyright-protected content on DiscoveryEd that much better than what The Free Big 3 have to offer? Please leave a comment below.