YouTube has been on a bit of a roll lately. In addition to streaming the Presidential debates this month and improving their YouTube TV feature, the online video site just announced they have broken the 1,000 educational channels mark, just in time for last week’s World Teachers’ Day. But that’s not all. Google also created a YouTube EDU Creator Playbook Guide, that encourages and aids educators in learning from one another to in turn help their students. The guide also helps teachers learn how to target a bigger audience and how best to use YouTube features like annotations and notes. Educators are encouraged to check out YouTube.com/Teachers, which is the site’s central hub for education. Couple all these features with the recent news that YouTube is working on adding interactive quizzes to their videos, and the classroom of the future is continuing to change and evolve in front of our eyes. Let’s just hope educators utilize all the tools that Google has given them.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 8, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).