New Athens CUSD 60 YouTube Policy

New Athens CUSD 60 will publish approved content to the web via YouTube in conjunction with our Google Apps for Education account. Approved videos will be published under the username/account/channel "metreece" or an authorized account. Videos and their content uploaded by other users or videos automatically suggested by YouTube as "related content" from other users are not monitored by or assumed to be endorsed by New Athens CUSD 60. While our student population has access to Youtube from the school network, it is filtered for content as any other 3rd-party website would be.

Why YouTube?

    1. YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. Three former PayPal employees created YouTube in February 2005. In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google Inc. for US$1.65 billion, and is now operated as a subsidiary of Google. The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Videotechnology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although media corporations including CBS and the BBC and other organizations offer some of their material via the site. Unregistered users can watch the videos, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos. Accounts of registered users are called "channels". Videos that are considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users over the age of 18. The uploading of videos containing defamation, pornography, copyright violations, and material encouraging criminal conduct is prohibited by YouTube's terms of service. (

    2. Check out this blog from Education World. Using new and familiar technologies in the classroom teach our young people how to appropriately use these resources to find legitimate information and reinforces the need for technological and informational literacy in the classroom.

With the increasing use of technology in classrooms, it’s no wonder that teachers have a growing interest in using YouTube and other online media sharing sites to bring information into their classrooms. Here are some YouTube videos that can provide supplementary information for the class, and give inspiration.


These videos can give your students a better insight into historical events.

    1. Learn History: This YouTube channel provides loads of videos on historical events related to crime and punishment and the American west.

    2. Animated Bayeux Tapestry: Students learning about European history can watch this video which takes the Bayeux Tapestry and brings it to life.

    3. The Day the Music Died: This video can be a great introduction to pop culture in the 50’s and 60’s through the song American Pie.

    4. Surviving the Holocaust: Teach students about the impact of the Holocaust by showing them how it impacted this individual.

    5. Oliver Cromwell: Here you’ll find photos and text that tell about the life of Oliver Cromwell.

    6. Elizabeth I: Let students learn about the history of England by watching this video presentation on Elizabeth I.

    7. Computer History: Technology is a big deal these days, and students can learn about where it all started by watching this video.

    8. Gettysburg Reenactment: Bring the American Civil War to life by showing students this reenactment of a battle.

    9. The Assassination of JFK: This famous video is a huge part of American history, and you can let students watch it via YouTube.

    10. Fall of the Berlin Wall: Classes studying modern history can learn about the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall through this news report.

    11. How to Make a Mummy: Created by teachers, this animated video shows how the ancient Egyptians created their mummies.

    12. A Brief History of Mankind: This video sums up the history of mankind in just a few minutes, making it a good intro to history classes.


Make science more fun and interactive by using these videos in class.

    1. Rubber Hand Illusion: This video explores the strange phenomenon of the rubber hand illusion which can help get students interested in biology and psychology.

    2. Theory of Everything: Here you’ll find an explanation of the Theory of Everything.

    3. The World of Chemistry: This video gives a humorous take on several chemistry principles.

    4. Physics of Superheroes: Take physics to another level by showing students how physics can help explain the abilities of superheroes.

    5. The Physics of Baseball: Get students more interested in physics by relating them to sports with this video.

    6. Meiosis: Explain the division of reproductive cells by using this video as an illustration.

    7. Virtual Frog Dissection: If the idea of dissecting a real frog makes you cringe, consider showing your classes this virtual dissection instead.

    8. How to Build a Simple Electric Motor: Science students can watch this video and complete this simple experiment to make class more interesting.

    9. Chemistry Experiments: This series of videos covers a wide range of fun and interesting chemistry experiments.

    10. DNA Replication Process: Show students this video to help illustrate just how DNA replicates.

    11. Classification Rap: What better way to remember the categories of classification than to create a rap? Students will enjoy this catchy song.

    12. Birth of the Solar System: Students may enjoy watching this video that shows how our solar system was formed.


Get advice on improving your language class or use these videos as classroom supplements.

    1. Improving Listening Skills for ESL Teachers: Those teaching students to speak English can help boost their listening skills with some advice from this video.

    2. Language Learning and Web 2.0: Watch this to learn how you can use technology to improve your language classes.

    3. Alphabet Road: Young children will enjoy watching this series of videos that shows them letters in relation to animals and machines on a farm.

    4. Task Based Learning: See how task based learning can impact your language courses by watching this video.

    5. Teach Your Children Spanish: Spanish teachers working with younger children can supplement their lessons with these helpful videos.

    6. Tips on Teaching a Foreign Language: This video gives some valuable tips that can help improve your skills as a language teacher.

    7. Teach Yourself Sign Language: Whether you’re working with deaf kids or just want to learn a new skill, this video can help you to learn to sign.

    8. ESL Teaching Tips: Teaching ESL comes with its own set of challenges. This video can give you some pointers on being a better teacher.

    9. Spanish for Gringos: Students young and old can benefit from these videos which help with pronunciation and grammar in Spanish.

    10. How to Teach Latin: Latin may come off as boring to many students, so help jazz it up with some tips from this video.

    11. Grammar Rock: Who doesn’t love those old Schoolhouse Rock videos? Play these for your kids when they’re learning about elements of grammar, including this one on verbs.


These videos provide great information on art and art education programs for you and your students.

    1. ARTSplash!: This video can help you learn about the ARTSplash program, which can be a valuable addition to the arts education programs in your school.

    2. Teaching Flute to the Remedial Band Student or Novice: Music teachers who are struggling with students working below the level they should be at can get some teaching pointers from this video.

    3. The Dark Genius of Caravaggio: Show students the work of Italian artist Caravaggio in this video slide show.

    4. A Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh: Students can enjoy the colorful and unique work of Van Gogh in this video.

    5. Salvador Dali: Explore the eccentric genius of Salvador Dali by showing your students this video of his surrealist paintings and movies.

    6. Pablo Picasso: One of the best known artists, students can learn to recognize numerous works by Picasso from watching this video.

    7. Rijksmuseum: Take a virtual field trip through the Rijksmuseum and see great works by artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh.

    8. Art Education for the Blind: Learn to make art education valuable for even your blind students by watching this video.

    9. Art In Secondary Education: Get some tips on using art education in high schools through this video created in part by several museums and high schools.

    10. Art Education 2.0: This video gives educators an introduction to Art Education 2.0, an online community on

    11. Innovative Art Education: Take your creativity to the next level with suggestions from this video.

    12. Cairo Museum: Take a virtual tour of numerous works of art in the Cairo Museum with this video.


These videos can help you learn to use technology in the classroom and on your own time more effectively.

    1. Podcasting for Teachers: Learn how to create your own podcast in this informative series. This video covers one of the first steps: getting your own blog.

    2. What is Moodle?: Moodle can be a great classroom tool for students and teachers. This video can help you learn the basics of the program.

    3. Google Docs Tutorial for Teachers: This tutorial will show you the basics of using Google Docs so you can save and edit documents online.

    4. Microsoft Word Training for Teachers: Don’t let your students run circles around you using technology. Learn to use Word with this helpful video.

    5. SMART Board Orientation: While not all teachers are so lucky to have a SMART Board, those that do can get help on using it from this orientation.

    6. Pay Attention: Don’t think technology is important in your classroom? This video might change your mind.

    7. Using PowerPoint(Or Not): This video explains ways you can use PowerPoint in the classroom and reasons why you may not want to.

    8. A Vision of K-12 Students Today: Here you’ll learn why technology is so important to today’s children.

    9. Using Technology in Education: Embrace the overall health of your students by watching this video which explains how to use technology to improve mental health.

    10. ChitChat Basic Walkthrough: Learn to use the program ChitChat by watching this instructional video.

    11. Shift Happens: Learn what you’ll need to do in order to prepare your classroom to meet the technological needs of your students.