A couple days ago I posted some of my recommended channels for teachers, but wanted to do some more digging. I found a list of 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About and decided to rate some of them for you:
This is an entire channel dedicated to educational videos.
“Whether you’re doing research for a project, need help with homework, or just want to learn something new, YouTube EDU features some of our most popular educational videos across YouTube.”
Within the Primary/Secondary Education channel you can narrow the topic to specific subject areas. You can also search within the channel to easily find what you are looking for. I was initially very excited about this channel, but found it had a limited number of videos and topics. I tried searching for a simple “states of matter” and received no hits. This would be a great channel to follow, but I would not rely on it when looking for specific topics.
Most people are likely familiar with the Khan Academy. They offer instructional videos on a wide range of topics. A lot of the content on this channel would be for higher level education, however the Early Math channel is beneficial for elementary level teachers or students. Explore further on the Khan Academy math channels and you can find videos for most high school math concepts as well.
The Discovery Channel Channel- Need I say more!?
Mini bio videos on famous icon. PLUS a very cool feature “On This Day” where they recap famous births/deaths/events for each day in history in one minute. This would be a great way to start each morning with your students!
Steve Spangler Science Channels:
I have always been a fan of Steve Spangler. I have used his experiments and videos for teaching science and kids love it! These channels have tons of videos of him sharing cool science experiments. My favorite thing about this is you can show kids some cool, crazy, and even dangerous experiments that you would never be able to do with them in person.
This is one of my favorites, I have used it teaching Grade 5 Science about states of matter (and of course it’s with Ellen- so it will make you laugh!)
YouTube can be a powerful way to use technology and media to engage students in your classroom.