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These YouTube resources can help educators improve learning and deliver instruction more effectively, and enhance the student experience

ed-tech-youtube-resourcesEducators and students are using social media to improve learning and deliver instruction more effectively.

This learning dynamic can occur by creating educational websites, communicating about assignments and classroom discussion on Twitter, and engaging with multimedia by posting Vine videos.

Embracing mobile technology and social media in the proper, academic setting can prove productive for learning and growth.

Videos are some of the best teaching tools available to teachers and students, and YouTube offers a seemingly infinite number of educational channels on varying topics.

Take a look at the following six YouTube resources on technology and innovation in education. If you feel that we are missing some terrific resources, please share your views and opinions with us in the comments section below and by joining the conversation on Twitter @eschoolnews.

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Clayton Christensten Institute

The Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen, the Institute offers a unique framework for understanding many of society’s most pressing problems.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy is not your traditional brick and mortar school or university with teachers lecturing in the classroom. It is a website of hundreds of education videos narrated by Sal Khan, a former hedge fund analyst and founder of Khan Academy. As of July 2014, Sal Khan’s Khan Academy YouTube channel received 1.8 million subscribers.

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US Dept of Education – Office of Ed Tech

The Office of Educational Technology (OET), in the Office of the Secretary, provides leadership for transforming education through the power of technology. OET develops national educational technology policy and advocates for the transition from print-based to digital learning. It is also involved in several initiatives that leverage technology to improve teaching and learning and create opportunities for innovation.

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The School Superintendents Association

Founded in 1865, the School Superintendents Association (AASA) is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders.

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David Blake

CEO of David Blake launched this platform in 2012 to help individuals track all of their academic, professional, and informal learning. That information is compiled to match each learner with the best learning resources in the world such as courses, professional certificates, conferences, and articles.

Degreed helps employees and managers set goals, track learning across, and track spending back to the skills gained.

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Brent Warner

Brett Warner is an English Language specialist with over a dozen years of experience teaching in the United States and abroad. He specializes in TOEFL and cultural communication and is the principal of, a platform for reviews and tutorials for classroom use. provides easy to understand teacher training for implementing technology into the modern classroom.

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Michael Sharnoff is Associate Online Editor at eSchool News.

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