I’ve also had good luck downloading YouTube videos with SaveFrom.Net
Richard Byrne published a post about new Google features that might help teachers deal with YouTube’s awful Safety Mode. If you look at the comments section at Google, though, it looks like there is still a long way to go.
My favorite method now is downloading the videos and adding them to my Dropbox.
Knewton, though, is supposedly different because it uses “adaptive learning” – as NPR describes it:
the platform presents video and a variety of written content and then asks multiple-choice questions. Based on student responses, and patterns of responses from other similar students, the next piece of content is served up.
It offers English, math and biology courses.
Sign-up and student registration is easy. I’m going to have a few students try-out the fourth-grade English course today to see what they think. It definitely seems pretty hard to me – beyond what I would expect of a fourth-grader. We’ll see what my English Language Learner students have to say about it.
Knewton may or may not be a useful supplement. I suspect, though, that it’s not going to be the “magic pill” its finder claims it that it will be. You can read more about it at that NPR article, headlined Meet The Mind-Reading Robo Tutor In The Sky.