7 Educational YouTube Channels
YouTube is packed full of great content for educators and students. A few great things about online videos...
- there are a lot of them out there.
- they cover a wide range of subjects.
- they are free!
National Geographic- National Geographic's YouTube Channel is one of the best places to find videos for your science classes. All of their videos are well-made, high quality pieces that are sure to grab the attention of your students. With nearly 3000 uploads, National Geographic definitely has something you can use.
Discovery Channel- If you're looking for some entertaining yet educational clips, Discovery's YouTube channel will not let you down. Discovery Channel uploads clips from their most popular shows that your students will love watching. Be sure to check out episodes from their show How Stuff Works (very interesting!).
Smithsonian Videos- From history to art & design, you can find many great videos on the Simthsonian's YouTube channel. Playlists on their channel are well organized so you can find what you are looking for quickly and easily. Also, If you've never taken the virtual tour of the Smithsonian, take a look at my other blog post on virtual field trips.
American Museum of Natural History- All you science, biology and geography teachers must check out this channel. At AMNH's YouTube channel you can learn about anything from the human brain to Space. Be sure to stop by and see their "Dinosaurs" playlist to get a look behind the scene of the museum's massive fossil collection.
Khan Academy- From biology to calculus, you can find instructional videos on just about any subject at Khan Academy's YouTube channel. Even if you don't have enough time to show your students this channel in class, I strongly encourage you to tell them about it so then can browse through it on their own. The channel can be indispensable as they work their way through high school and even college.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology- Need I say more? Here you can get free access from some of the top educators in the country any time you wish. With an extensive library of nearly 1900 videos, they not only have the quality lectures that you're looking for but enough of them to keep you busy for a while.
Reel Nasa- If you're looking to take your students beyond the textbook when learning about Space, Reel Nasa is the place for you. Get a first hand looks at the inside of the International Space Station and see out the windows to the incredible view of the Earth.
SimpleK12- If you haven't come upon our YouTube channel before, be sure to take a look. On our channel you can find content on some of the most popular topic for educators today, like: keeping your students safe online, online publishing, Google and much more!
What other great YouTube channels should teachers know about? Share your favorites in the comments section below.