YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view, and share video clips.
With the exception of content that is offensive or illegal, videos can be anything a user wants to post.
YouTube allows users to post and tag videos, watch those posted by others, post comments in a threaded discussion format, search for content by keyword or category, and create and participate in topical groups.
Users can view profiles of individuals who have posted or commented on videos, see their favorite videos, and contact them.
YouTube is increasingly being used by educators as an instructional resource for everything from newsworthy events from around the world to “slice-of-life” videos.
Youtube videos are ideal for developing note-taking skills.
You can use the "pause" feature in Youtube to temporarily stop the tape and allow your students to try to predict/recall what will happen next.
You can also integrate a video from Youtube into the overall learning experience by adding an experimental component to the lesson.
Youtube videos can also serve as an introduction or motivator for the hands-on activity to come.