YouTube for Education
YouTube has created a channel for educational content called YouTube/education (YTE). YouTube is aware that most K-12 districts have filtered YouTube traffic to their schools. With that in mind, YouTube designed a cutting-edge process that allows YTE content to be delivered to schools, while the rest of YouTube remains inaccessible. This process is emerging technology and will be subject to adjustments by YouTube as the system matures — so expect changes!
Accessing YTE from within the district network
- YTE can only be accessed from http://www.youtube.com (not http://youtube.com). Bookmarking the site is recommended.
- Please note that this service may not take effect until your computer has been restarted.
Notes regarding YTE content
- Depending on the search criteria, some undesirable thumbnail images may appear in search results but cannot be accessed when selected.
- To conserve bandwidth, YTE content should be projected for whole-class viewing, rather than for students watching the video at multiple workstations in a classroom.
- YTE targets university and “lifelong learner” audiences in addition to K-12 users. Depending on the search criteria, some undesirable content may be accessible. Always preview all content prior to classroom delivery.
- Some educational content found on basic YouTube may not be available on YTE. The district will not provide additional content or modify playlists. You may recommend content directly to YTE at http://www.youtube.com/teachers.
General use guidelines
- YTE is first and foremost a teacher tool. Do not encourage direct student access.
- YTE is a product of YouTube and is provided as a service for Mesa Public Schools. Users must comply with YouTube’s terms of service (http://www.youtube.com/t/terms) and exercise their professional discretion in the classroom application of its products.
- Report objectionable content directly to YTE at http://goo.gl/WPEX7.
- Remember, always preview video content prior to classroom delivery.