YouTube Has No Educational Value? Phooey!

My first-grader came home from school yesterday and said she had homework from music class. She knows I love the Black Eyed Peas and I think she just wanted to show me something she’d seen in school. (She has no concept of how happy this makes me.)

Please share this post/video with those that think YouTube should be blocked in school because it has no educational value. I’m sure that the students and staff at Ocoee Middle School in Orange County, CA would argue otherwise. They have my daughter singing their lyrics and me smiling.

Here are some links for some other great educational resources from YouTube.

Vicky Davis’s Favorite Inspirational YouTube Clips and YouTube in Education
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2008/02/favorite-inspirational-youtube-clips.html

YouTube’s SafetyCenterVideos’s Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/SafetyCenterVideos

Alec Couros’s 90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy
http://couros.wikispaces.com/TechAndMediaLiteracyVids