We have an authentication process that can be followed (teachers only). It works well. I use music resources from youtube all the time in class. The authentication allows for some "human" filtering. I preview stuff. If its good I use it. If not, it doesn't get ot the classroom. Dave David Tisdell. Music Teacher Browns River Middle School [log in to unmask] (e-mail) >>> Darth Vining 09/21/09 10:53 AM >>> I hate to be a stick in the mud, but downloading YouTube videos is a violation of the Terms of Service. I haven't seen anything exempting Education from this restriction. Unless there is a download link provided by Google the video isn't allowed to be downloaded. Has anyone had much success with their content filters actually filtering YouTube's content? Maybe if we can have some confidence that the nasty stuff will get blocked like we want it would be an easier sell to unblock it? Mike Michael Vining, SB IT Support South Burlington School District South Burlington, Vermont 05403 Direct: (802) 652-7298 IT Help Desk: (802) 652-7050 -----Original Message----- From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Webb Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 10:24 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: youtube Hi Folks, I remember a discussion on this list about whether schools should allow access to youtube. I have recently found an alternative which I hope might be helpful to others. I discovered as many of you may know that there is a Firefox extension that allows to download youtube videos as MP4's. I am asking people to download from home them we can work with it from there. Perhaps I can ask the school librarian to download videos on request and allow her work station access to youtube. David This e-mail may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If this e-mail contains student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA, please notify the sender. Federal regulations require that you destroy this e-mail without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone.