The use of YouTube videos to help illustrate or augment classroom teaching has become almost ubiquitous in schools nowadays – unless, of course, you’re in one of those schools that has YouTube blocked by a firewall 🙂
Another issue is the time it takes to locate good quality and useful videos that are appropriate for classroom use. WatchNow is a new site that lists an ever-growing collection of excellent educational content that is categorised by subject area, and comes complete with a rating system and comments from other users.
The site is still in its infancy, but growing fast – worth a browse and bookmark. An interesting reference to it in this edutopia post – includes some useful advice on using YouTube video in the classroom.