If you haven’t heard of Gwyneth Jones better known as The Daring Librarian, you are missing out on a wealth of educational resources. I find this page on using video in the classroom particularly useful. Want to download You Tube videos or just show a portion of the video – it’s all here on the site.
BBC Earth has a You Tube channel with some incredible videos that can be used in the classroom. You’ll find 50 years worth of astounding, entertaining, thought-provoking and educational natural history content on here.
is a You Tube channel with “crash courses” on world history and biology topics by John & Hank Green. These videos are great to use as an activating strategy or students could model video productions on historical and scientific content using this format.
We have all heard of Ted Talks. Now teachers can utilize Ted Ed for their classrooms. Videos are categorized by topics and subject areas, have questions and deeper thinking activities to go with the videos, allow you to use You Tube videos in the same fashion, and even allow you to “FLIP” your lessons by altering content and saving a unique URL. I am impressed with this learning tool for middle and high school students.
Many of you are probably familiar with Ted Talks – a series of lectures on the Internet about all sorts of topics. Now Ted Talks have devoted a space just for education and they are calling it Ted Ed. The main site will not truly launch until April, but you can now access a preview and some of the videos on You Tube. Both links are cited below. Hope this is useful in your classrooms. Best part – it’s free!