When I wanted to introduce my students to different colleges and universities, I often turned to the treasure trove of YouTube to expose my students to campuses without the hassle of permission slips, transportation, and coordinating field trips! When I needed to show students examples of symbiotic relationships, I went to YouTube. When I….well, you get the picture. Even so, I barely scratched the surface of the vast resources available to teachers. Here are some of the YouTube channels you might find helpful as a teacher:
Stay on top of current topics in education by watching short clips by Edutopia! Most of the videos are between 2 to 4 minutes and cover topics such as mindfulness, Socratic circles, parent workshops, and creating student norms in the classroom. Find out what is working in K-12 education today!
Buck Institute of Education
If you want to learn more about Project Based Learning, check out the Buck Institute of Education for helpful videos! The content includes successful ideas to implement and suggestions to help align projects to standards, design and plan projects, and to engage students in learning. If you are interested in receiving graduate units for learning and implementing Project Based Learning in your classroom, you can enroll in EDUX 7635: PROJECT-BASED LEARNING: AN OVERVIEW.
Make your science lesson come alive with a clip from Bozeman Science! These videos include easy-to-understand diagrams, demonstrations, and models. Created by a high school teacher, the content covers everything from renewable energy to neurons!
Improve your lessons with a little help from Richard Byrne! Get tips and tricks in technology to engage your students. Imagine what you can learn and do with his tutorials!
The TED-Ed YouTube channel topped the list of many educators (if you’re not already one of the 8.4 million subscribers, you will probably become one after checking out their videos!). Many of the 4 or 5 minute videos grab the attention of students and engage them in history, culture, science, math, literature, geography, and more! These high-quality videos will greatly enrich any classroom.
Here are some links of additional lists of top educational YouTube channels:
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Which YouTube channels do you enjoy incorporating into your lessons? How and when do you use the videos? Leave a comment below!