As every teacher knows, Youtube is blocked in schools in Ireland.
The problem, as I understand it, is that the NCTE have two levels for rating sites; Conservative and Very Conservative.
It’s no that youtube does not qualify for either category and so schools don’t have the option of whether to allow it or not.
It may be possible that with lobbying on our part we can change this.
I hope to contact the Irish Science Teachers’ Association soon and hopefully have something included in their journal to this effect.
Step one would probably involve persuading teachers of Youtube’s potential as a teaching resource. This shouldn’t be too hard – a link to relevant clips on del.icio.us perhaps?
Step two would be building up a list of interested teachers and/or subject areas.
I guess this is as good a place to start as any?
If interested please leave a comment and perhaps a link to a favourite youtube teaching clip.