Wednesday, September 10, 2008

[TIPS] The Periodic Table of Videos

MANY thanks to Steve Vogelsong for sharing this one (and another) with me via email.

Send this to your favorite chemistry or science teacher. He or she will love you for it.

Here’s my question, however. The videos have the YouTube stamp. I don’t know if they’re actually being fed from youtube or not, which could be an issue. However, we all know some of the sites and tools that will allow us to pull down those videos to store on our desktop, right? So, if these ARE coming from youtube ( then you’re going to have to use one of those tools to download and save them.

It’s just that it would be SO handy if youtube weren’t in the middle, eh?


Kyle Simon said...

The videos are definitely from youtube. They link back to youtube if you click on them.

I feel that I must say that instead of downloading YouTube videos to some local drive, we instead use this as another one of those wrenches to open up access to YouTube. This is one of the best examples of the great educational content that can be found on sites like YouTube. Use this as evidence!

Also, many people stress the importance of teaching our kids to be good "digital citizens," by respecting copyright and e-etiquette. We should, therefore, avoid setting a bad example by violating the terms of service of websites we use. Yes the content on YouTube is free, however it is against YouTube TOS to store local copies of their assets (even if cited!).

Jim Gates said...

Good point, Kyle. Here is the line in the TOS that states just that:

"Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners."

I guess I had been under the assumption that since so many sites have been creating ways to download them that it must be OK as long as you didn't republish them.

As of now I've got a new understanding and appreciation for youtube.