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Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

| December 12, 2013 | 13 Comments

Check out YouTube’s top trending educational videos in 2013.

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‘An Education in Equality’: Following Middle Class African-American Boys

‘An Education in Equality’: Following Middle Class African-American Boys

| September 30, 2013 | 5 Comments

This provocative 10 minute video previews the documentary film “American Promise,” which follows two African-American boys from kindergarten through graduation. The film provides a glimpse of middle-class black life and how race inflects the lives of even the most privileged African-American students.

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Give Students a Deeper Look at Birds’ Perilous Journey

Give Students a Deeper Look at Birds’ Perilous Journey

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many birds migrate thousands of miles every year. It’s a perilous journey, and an important one for the ecosystem. Of the estimated 20 billion birds that migrate south each fall, only about half return to breed in the spring.

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What Do We Actually Learn From Videos?

What Do We Actually Learn From Videos?

| May 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

TED talkers are nothing if not fluent. Could it be that the effective presentation of the speakers in TED-style videos fools us into thinking we’re learning more than we are? Here, five ways that well-made videos (including MOOCs and other kinds of digital instruction) can help us learn.

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Google Glass: Vision for Future of Learning?

Google Glass: Vision for Future of Learning?

| May 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

Andrew Vanden Heuvel, teaches advanced physics online to high school students, shows the possibilities Google Glass opens up for learners.

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6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II

6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II

| April 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

For history teachers, videos can be a powerful tool to contextualize events that seem intangible, or too far distant in the past. When it comes to World War II, specifically, this collection of videos put together by YouTube Education’s Angela Lin, bring a variety of perspectives for students to consider. In the mix, the topics […]

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Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

| March 26, 2013 | 14 Comments

With one billion monthly users (and growing), YouTube’s popularity is a pretty clear indication that video is a powerful medium. And kids’ unrelenting fascination with videos is motivating many educators to find ways to leverage them for all kinds of purposes. But the best ways of using videos are not always obvious. Teachers want to know: […]

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Connecting the Dots: Teaching How to Think

Connecting the Dots: Teaching How to Think

| December 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

In her “anti-parabola” video Doodling in Math Class: Connecting the Dots, Vi Hart demonstrates mathematical curiosity and creativity, which happens to be the opposite of what she does in math class. As she says, “Teaching how to think requires giving power and responsibility to individuals while teaching what to think can be done with one-size […]

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Five Amazing Videos That Show Why Science is Awesome

Five Amazing Videos That Show Why Science is Awesome

| December 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

Science teachers looking for fun videos to show how shockingly exciting science can be, look no further. Molly Michelson, who produces the Science in Action videos for the California Academy of Sciences, has seen a lot of videos explaining the science in everyday life. She’s put together her top five favorite science videos. 1. This […]

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YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers

YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers

| September 21, 2011 | 23 Comments

YouTube.com/teachers Educators who’ve been wanting to use YouTube videos in class can now find an easy way in. Today, YouTube launched its own teacher’s channel: YouTube.com/Teachers, a guide to using videos in class. Teachers can follow tips that show everything from organizing videos to sparking lively discussions to help struggling students through videos. Teachers can […]

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