10 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers
Teaching, as we all know, is a highly difficult and underappreciated career. However, luckily for us, we educators have access to some of the best resources available through the medium of YouTube. Below is a list of the ten best channels that will help you succeed as a teacher.
Created for teachers in K-12 education, this channel specializes in knowing what is like to be a teacher. With different videos for all aspects of education, you’ll be able to learn more about using technology in the classroom, project-based learning, and classroom management and discipline.
2. Alice Keeler
If you’re looking for assistance on the behind-the-scenes portion of teaching, Alice Keeler, a Google Certified Innovator, reveals all the tricks you’ll need to know to make your classroom and teacher organization a thing of dreams.
Another Google Innovator, Amy Mayer is the head of FriedTechnology. Using cute and kitschy animations, she’ll show you everything you need to know about Google Docs, webinars, and how to create the best Prezi presentation to keep your students engaged.
With technology becoming a necessary mainstay in today’s classroom, it’s important that students understand how to safely use this technology. Common Sense Education helps educators teach students digital citizenship and online safety, as well as how to deal with technology distractions in the classroom.
As YouTube’s official channel for education, the channel is automatically generated from the hashtag system. High-quality content using the hashtag may find its way to this channel to help educators and students alike.
If your campus utilizes G Suite, this is the perfect channel to help you get a grasp on the apps and programs available. With information and tutorials, you’ll never be at a loss for how to use those tech tools you’ve been given.
7. Teacher Cast
Set up as a recorded podcast, this channel is hosted by master educator Jeffrey Bradbury. His videos range from technology how-to to interviews with successful people and their views on education.
8. BBC Teach
Coming out of the UK, not all of the material here will be applicable to US teachers. However, their excellent Teacher Support playlist provides a forum for educators to have a conversation about the difficulties they face in the classroom. Likewise, the playlists on Sex Ed and Math are helpful for any teachers tackling these difficult topics.
The issue of video copyright and usage may seem tricky when it comes to YouTube, which is why Teacher’s Pet is such a great channel. Featuring animated science-based videos, this channel allows the use, sharing and even modification of the videos.
With a wholly unique take on education, Mr. Matera’s channel focuses on the gamification of the classroom. With his instruction and aid through these videos, gamification may be a strategy you’d like to approach for your next school year!
Educators around the world often struggle with ideas for lesson plans, new strategies, and classroom management. With the YouTube channels in this list, you’ll be able to approach teaching in a whole new way.