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100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers
October 21, 2010 9:16 PM   Subscribe

100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers includes some great choices, among them are also many generally likable ones like the CIA (not that one, The Culinary Institute of America) l Words of the World l NPR Radio Pictures l The Metropolitan Museum of Art l PBS.
posted by nickyskye (13 comments total) 94 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice...Thanks! the teacher wife and my staff will appreciate this!
posted by HuronBob at 9:38 PM on October 21, 2010


Yeah... would be nice if my district didn't block Youtube from the network, like every other district in my area.

Teachertube is a good alternative, though.
posted by Huck500 at 10:04 PM on October 21, 2010


I don't understand the beginning: YouTube has earned a reputation for featuring brain cell-slaughtering fare such as the truly abysmal Fred and playing host to the some of the most depressingly stupid comments this side of Yahoo! News.

Who is Fred?

Maybe I should look at these YouTube videos more often.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:53 AM on October 22, 2010


Thanks so much! I love looking for new resources for the workshops I do.
posted by Stewriffic at 2:56 AM on October 22, 2010


I curse this post now because I had to Google Fred.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:12 AM on October 22, 2010


wow Fred is bad
posted by criticalbill at 4:43 AM on October 22, 2010


Yeah... would be nice if my district didn't block Youtube from the network, like every other district in my area.

This is why I live and die by my FireFox video-scraper plug-in, and why I taught many teachers this year at my new school how to use it.
posted by absalom at 4:45 AM on October 22, 2010


This is such a fantastic post. Thank you for this treasure trove. I know quite a few educators who will be thrilled to discover it.
posted by zarq at 5:44 AM on October 22, 2010


I'd like to start a betting pool on how many favorites this post gets. You know, for the kids.
posted by swift at 6:06 AM on October 22, 2010


Also, great post!
posted by swift at 6:26 AM on October 22, 2010


'This is why I live and die by my FireFox video-scraper plug-in'

School Districts like mine block the YouTube site. So you don't get a chance to view the video or even get to the site to scrape. Evom will let you paste in a url if you know it without going to YT.
posted by judson at 7:08 AM on October 22, 2010


Judson: I scrape the video at home and bring it to school. Not rocket science.
posted by absalom at 11:39 AM on October 22, 2010


Fred is interesting: many people (myself included) find his videos incredibly annoying, but at the same time he's one of the most popular YouTube stars. He even has his own movie! Lucas is a nice guy in person and I'm happy for his success, but I can't watch his videos :)

Going to have to show these to my (recently retired teacher) mom, who doesnt really get YouTube.
posted by wildcrdj at 1:50 PM on October 22, 2010


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