I just stumbled across Ted-Ed. Ted-Ed is a service that utilizes featured Ted Talks and has created animations, and other academic materials like lessons, questions, and further resources. These features alone are great tools for teachers to use with their classes either for direct instructional material, or as supplemental resources. But, as promised in the intro video to Ted-Ed, this service allows you to edit these lessons and questions and share them with your students to track their understanding of the content, AND, you can now apply these features to any YouTube video, meaning ones you find, or ones you have created. This is a tool that now allows teachers to take the videos they would like to use from YouTube, construct lessons around them, embed questions, and share directly with their students. What a great way to expose your students to new content, or allow them to dive deeper into areas of interest or areas where they might need more support.
I can't wait to check this out in more detail with my teachers.
Check it out: http://ed.ted.com/