teaching with YouTube

As both hardware and software design improve, the possibility of mobile learning is increasingly accessible.

Video is undoubtedly at or near the core of a modern mobile learning experience. (As opposed to, say, an early 20th-century ‘mobile’ experience that was likely hands-on, place-based, and experiential.) To actually be useful beyond the cool-video-as-a-writing-prompt-every-once-in-a-while stage is going to require smarter tools. Teachers need to be able to capture, upload, download, edit, slow down, speed up, annotate, curate, share, and otherwise ‘own’ video content so that is fully merges with everything else.

In 12 Ways To Make YouTube Safer For Children, we provided tools and strategies to mitigate some of the dangers of using YouTube. Teaching with YouTube? Here are 25 resources, from apps and guides to websites, articles, and tips to get the most of YouTube in your classroom.

Let us know in the comments what your favorites are that we might’ve missed.

11 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube

1. YouTube restricted mode

YouTube restricted mode is a built-in tool inside Youtube’s settings that allows you to filter out all unsafe videos. This is a great tool for teachers who want a simple way to watch safe YouTube videos in the classroom.

2. Safe Share TV

SafeShare makes it easy to generate web pages containing a video from YouTube without any advertisements, annotations, or links to other potentially inappropriate videos. 

3.  VideoLink

Video Link allows you to watch, crop, and share YouTube videos safely without comments, ads, or other distractions.

4. Veritasium

Veritasium is a science-related YouTube channel, based on debunking science myths and explaining science problems, as well as theories.

5. SciShow

SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, hosts, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, Rose Bear Don’t Walk, and Stefan Chin delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations.

6. CrashCourse

Crash Course has produced more than 32 courses on a wide variety of subjects, including organic chemistry, literature, world history, biology, philosophy, theater, ecology, and many other education subjects.

7. SmarterEveryday

Host Destin Sandlin explores the world through science, featuring slow motion videos, and in-depth science experiments, as well as in-depth behind the scenes tours through scientific orginizations, such as NASA.

8. The Brain Scoop

Host Emily, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent of The Field Museum in Chicago, former volunteer of the University of Montana Zoological Museum, shares behind the scenes looks at the musuems collection.

9.  The Infographics Show

The Infographics Show focuses on making animated motion infographic videos, made in a fun and entertaining way.

10. Khan Academy

Khan Academy’s YouTube channel offers walkthrough videos on STEM subjects.

11. Screen Time Recommendations

(Wikipedia’s reccomendation on screen times.) “There is no consensus on the safe amount of screen time for adults. Ideally, adults should limit their screen time similar to children and only use screens for about two hours a day.”

12. YouTube Learning Guide

YouTube’s selection of safe to view educational videos, ranging through all subjects.

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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube