Happy Tuesday teachers!
This week we’re discussing the best resources for videos that you can incorporate into flipped learning lessons (or any lesson for that matter!). YouTube is well known for videos on any and all topics but it can be tedious to sift through YouTube’s bottomless reservoir of videos. We know this process first-hand. Here at PDI, we are currently developing a course on flipped learning which requires that we search the web for the best resources for teachers who are looking to flip their classrooms. We’ve done our research and figured, why not share these resources with everyone?
Below is a list of some of our favorite sites for quality educational videos. You can use them to integrate technology into any lesson. Plus, what better way to engage students than through videos? Just accompany these videos with some hands-on activities and you’re well on your way!
- http://flippedlearning.org/domain/36 – Videos on flipped learning as well as subject-specific videos
- http://www.watchknowlearn.org/ – Free educational videos organized by topic, age level, common core standards, and more
- http://ed.ted.com/ – TED original videos brought to life by educators and animators prepackaged with quiz questions, discussion points, and additional resources
- http://www.biography.com/people – Video biographies of some of the most influential people from the past and present
- http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/ – Daily newscast videos targeting middle and high school students
- http://www.cosmolearning.com/ – Videos on a wide range of academic and extracurricular topics including video lessons and documentaries
- http://www.c-span.org/ – Videos on current events and news from the nation’s capitol
- http://www.goorulearning.org/ – Not just for videos. Gooru is a search engine that helps you find all sorts of educational resources by subject area and/or grade level
- http://www.history.com/videos/topics – Videos on historical topics
- https://www.khanacademy.org/ – In-depth lessons containing both videos and interactive quizzes
- http://www.sophia.org/ – Quality tutorials on diverse educational topics
- http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/ – Videos about Nobel Prize winners
- http://www.arkive.org/ – Learn about anything in nature with Arkive’s video collection
- http://www.mathtv.com/ – These videos can help any struggling math student. The teachers offer excellent explanations for everything from the most basic to most complex math questions
- https://learnzillion.com/ – Awesome lesson videos on math, ELA, and Common Core topics
Teachers, if you have any other helpful sites for educational videos you want to share (or just want to say hello!), post a comment below. We always love hearing from you!
Also, keep an eye out for our flipped classroom course that is currently in the works and will be offered at http://www.webteaching.com very soon!
The PDI Team