Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Should YouTube be blocked at schools?


Should YouTube be blocked at schools?

  • In this day and age, we know the value of videos in education. Not only are they valuable as an instructional tool, it also provides students a medium in which to share thoughts and ideas with the world.
  • Some sites like Khan Academy provide integrated YouTube videos that are not accessible to students if blocked.
  • An option might be to provide YouTube access to students, but putting keywords as filters.
  • In the real world we can filter everything. We need to teach students the tools to discern between appropriate and inappropriate content.
  • You can’t flip a lesson if your students can’t view the videos.

Do you have YouTube unblocked at your school? Share your thoughts with me here or on Twitter @bsweet321 .

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