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What Do We Actually Learn From Videos?

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.

6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II

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 … Continue reading 6 Videos That Help Students Understand World War II →

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

With one billion monthly users (and growing), YouTube’s┬ápopularity 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: … Continue reading Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos →

Connecting the Dots: Teaching How to Think

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 … Continue reading Connecting the Dots: Teaching How to Think →

Five Amazing Videos That Show Why Science is Awesome

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 … Continue reading Five Amazing Videos That Show Why Science is Awesome →

YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers

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 … Continue reading YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers →

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