Nightly News   |  July 01, 2013

YouTube’s new twist on education

Teachers are posting their lessons online in fun educational videos that draw-in tech-savvy kids who love multimedia. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

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>>> finally tonight, you all know what can happen. it just takes one video on youtube and that leads to another. sometimes the video they suggest for you, and before you know it, it's hours later and you cannot account for your time or your taste in web videos , but now to match a big need, there is another use of youtube that increasing numbers of people are turning to in earnest. and the summer school veterans among us might want to pay particular attention. our report tonight from nbc's stephanie gosk.

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>> youtube , the worldwide web one shop stop for all things viral. the too cute. the do you funny. the simply ridiculous. this summer, parents may be thinking i have to pry my kids off youtube . unless they spend time talking video popularity with youtube 's popularity editor kevin.

>> pet and animal videos are half of what education is getting on the site.

>> reporter: education videos, teachers on youtube , giving lectures on just about everything. what if summer school got a whole lot more fun.

>> i'm mr. hughes, and i do teaching through the youtube .

>> reporter: morning mito cinch -- mitocosis and miosis before the stage. they can reach hundreds, thousands, even hundreds of thousands. rob has been teaching high school math for 18 years in tampa, with help from his wife, he started posting videos on youtube two years ago.

>> the stopped you touch people's lives with the internet is just way beyond we expected. overwhelming, exciting, exhausting, and i don't want to stop. the distance between those two point.

>> reporter: the individuals have more than 100,000 views from all over the world.

>> he broke it down in a way that i can understand it.

>> it feels like he's sitting beside me.

>> he explains it in a way better than any other professor before.

>> go do some homework.