Gone are the days when YouTube was just for watching cat videos or candid family moments caught on camera (Charlie bit my finger, anyone?)
These days, with more than one billion hours of video being watched every day, the content has somewhat grown in calibre.
Short, informative videos that are concise and engaging are ripe for sparking classroom discussion as well as retaining pupils’ attention.
More and more teachers are looking to YouTube when lesson planning, for extra resources to really drive home the learning objectives of their topics.
How can I use YouTube in my lessons?
At Seymour & Lerhn, we’ve made it easy to find exciting and relevant learning content, with the introduction of our Education in 360 series.
More than 70% of YouTube watch time comes from mobile devices, which works perfectly with our content, as well as teaching younger pupils their way around technology.
Whether you’re using a tablet or mobile phone, you can swipe around our virtual reality (VR) tours and enjoy them just as much as you can on an interactive whiteboard or laptop.
Seymour & Lerhn’s Lead Creative Visualiser, Charlie, says: “Using virtual reality in education isn’t just about the excitement of experiencing something in a different way; it’s also about a method of learning that suits everyone.
“Those with special education needs (SEN) don’t often suit classic teaching styles, so to be able to access curriculum-aligned content in a more immersive way helps pupils stay on topic and retain what they’ve learnt.”
“Seymour & Lerhn is different to other systems because all of our tours work with the technology classrooms already have, meaning there’s no expensive start-up costs.”
See how an Iron Age roundhouse was built, take a ride on a virtual steam train, or visit the Antarctic to meet some emperor penguins, with Education in 360.
We’re constantly adding new content to our channel, which allows VR content to become a regular and fun addition to learning in the classroom.