Guide for YouTube in the Classroom
Educator Guidelines for Using Youtube in the Classroom
Note: Your school, district, or BOCES may offer multi-media resources that are a better choice for showing to students. Check with your librarian if you are unsure.
- Understand the usage rights for the content you plan to use.
- When possible, use restricted content YouTube channels such as youtube.com/teachers
- Evaluate the video for accuracy
- Evaluate the video for appropriateness
- Be aware that searches made from your Google account may post similar ads on youtube. These may be inappropriate, embarrassing or worse.
- Be aware that previously watched Youtube videos using your Google account may show up in a history
The following is taken from: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802327?hl=en
If you're an educator, you may be interested in using YouTube's educational content. Here are some resources to help empower you and your students to stay safe online.
Use video in the classroom
YouTube does not own the content posted to the site and is therefore not in a position to grant you permission to use it. Only the actual owner of the content can grant such permission. To get in touch with the owner of a video, click on their channel. From there, you'll be able to send them a note requesting permission by using our private messaging system.
Avoid potentially objectionable content
You may want to enable Restricted Mode, a feature that lets you specify that you don’t want to see potentially objectionable content on YouTube
Inappropriate content: If you see a video that you feel is inappropriate, flag the video. This is the fastest way to bring potentially inappropriate content to our attention. YouTube policy specialists review flagged videos 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Privacy: If you encounter a video that you believe violates the privacy of a student, fellow teacher, or school employee, please direct them or their parent to our Privacy Guidelinesand privacy complaint process. For privacy complaints, we will remove content only if the individual(s) featured are clearly identifiable. Visit the Privacy section of our Safety Center to learn even more.
Harassment:Only a parent or legal guardian may file a complaint on behalf of a child. Our Harassment and cyberbullying article contains resources you can reference if a student or teacher has concerns about harassment on YouTube.
Google G Suite admin console for restricting YouTube on Managed networks: https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2015/08/new-settings-in-admin-console-for.html
Teacher curated lists on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/teachers
Fair Use Guidelines and Sites
Student Data Privacy and Vetting Tech Tools