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Educate, Engage, and Inspire: those are the three words which compose the slogan of the new direction that the video-sharing giant YouTube is taking: education. Google posted in its blog that YouTube in Schools will now serve as a platform that will contain videos orientated to educational themes.
The purpose of these videos will be to bring new methods to educate and utilize technology in the classrooms. Teachers and students will be the first beneficiaries of this new project, since they will work with material for teaching and material for learning in an very innovative way.
The videos expose a wide range of options and categories, focusing in covering all types of students from primary, high school and university and people that simply want to receive continuous formation. Some of the types of videos that this platform will offer are documentaries, and lectures, among others.
An infinite list of themes such as mathematics, languages, science, and engineering will be offered to augment different tastes and viewer’s needs. This new option will allow students and professors to innovate and open new ways of learning and teaching. Visual images have a greater impact on people, since they tend to remember more what they saw than what they read.
This will benefit more than children’s learning activity, since they will also enjoy learning and looking up interesting things to increase their knowledge. The company wants to emphasize the importance of motivating children and teenagers to take advantage of their time, and to utilize any available software while they are in classroom in order to observe, listen and have access to important content for their education.
To guarantee that the kids will watch the corresponding videos, the new service will allow for configuring the access to students only for educational videos. This new technique will encourage students to use educational videos in their different areas of interest, and on the other hand it will also provide teachers the ability to share only educational content with their students in an interactive manner.
The content posted on YouTube for School, will be stored by subject or area of interest covering a large number of ages. In this area of globalization and implementation of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) in education, it is very important to give the users the ability to choose what they want and offer them selected content that satisfies their needs, and a way to segment the market.