Many districts (including my own) have restrictions set up for videos that are accessible on YouTube. With good reason, too; there is a lot of garbage out there. However, there are a lot of great resources available on YouTube, and often teachers come across a great video to share with their students and they are left with few options to be able to share the video with the kids. Here are some suggestions to make this a little easier.
Step 1 – Is the video worth showing?
Step 2 – Check to make sure it is accessible at school
Step 3 – Workarounds
- Check with your supervisor. You have excellent intentions in providing your students with this information, no doubt, but you want to make sure that by working around your district’s internet policies your supervisor is okay with this.
- Have a system in place where you are sharing information with your students. Often, this is an LMS like Google Classroom, Canvas, itslearning, Moodle, etc. You’ll need accessible cloud storage (like Google Drive) to store the video and a place where your students can access and view it.