At its annual CUE Conference this week, Computer-Using Educators, Inc. (CUE) will announce a collaboration with YouTube on an exciting video curation project designed for teachers. Through this project, a core group of teachers from within CUE’s membership will curate YouTube videos into playlists of high quality educational content that aligns with common core standards. These playlists will be organized on YouTube.com/Teachers as a free resource for educators looking to use YouTube as a safe and free educational tool.
YouTube previously worked with a group of teachers to create more than 300 playlists of educational content. Through this collaboration, CUE will add an additional 200 playlists to round out coverage across math, English, science and history as well as regularly update the existing playlists with fresh videos. The effort will make the 500,000 educational videos already available on YouTube more useful for teachers and students around the globe.
“The demand from teachers for well-organized and easily accessible online video playlists has been there all along. By presenting educationally relevant videos screened by active teachers and organized along common standards we hope to make teachers’ lives easier and their teaching more educational, effective and engaging,” said Will Houghteling, YouTube EDU Marketing Manager. “Working with CUE will build upon our YouTube for Schools initiative to make YouTube an indispensable and easy classroom resource. ”
Danny Silva, Professional Development Coordinator for CUE, states that having this project only strengthens what educators know already: “Creativity is what captures students’ imaginations and what reinforces lessons. These standards-aligned playlists will be a treasure trove of ideas — a place where everyone can go to be inspired and to inspire others. We are excited to collaborate with YouTube and to bring these new playlists to classrooms everywhere.” CUE will also provide professional development workshops for those interested in becoming more proficient with YouTube in the classroom and how to bring YouTube into the classroom.