All schools can now use the YouTube educational video site, youtube.com/education, without having to jump over Internet filtering hurdles. On this portion of the site, all comments are disabled and the only related videos are those that can be found in the Education portal of the site. The option has been created for parents, teachers, and administrators who fear children will be exposed to inappropriate materials on the site.
Learn about how one teacher, Mike Christiansen, a 9th grade social studies teacher at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, WA, uses YouTube in his classroom to transform it into a 21st century learning environment.
To sign up for the Education network setting, network administrators can go to youtube.com/schools. They’ll fill out a form and receive an authentication key that allows them to modify the http header. If YouTube is blocked, as it is in most schools, they can unblock the domain because all YouTube.com links will be redirected directly to youtube.com/education.