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Find the Good Stuff: Searching YouTube

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  • YouTube Teachers - They are organizing the work of other teachers, but they are also creating k-12 educational playlist all the time.
  • TED-Ed - Audio from incredible teachers vivified by some of the world's best animators.
  • MinutePhysics - Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science.
  • Pgreensoup’s Teacher and Student Tutorials - Okay, you caught me. This is shameless promotion of my own channel that features tutorials of technology tools used in education (and sometimes just fun videos of my two-year-old that only gramma wants to watch).
  • The Economics Classroom - Jason Welker’s video lessons for introductory Economics students, focusing on Micro, Macro and International Economics topics.
  • IB Chemisty Video Review - section by section explanations of IB Chem topics utilizing graphs, charts and even gaming videos.
  • European Student Film Festival - Go here to be wowed by the films that 9-12 graders can produce for the European Student Film Festival
  • Autograph Maths - videos of using the program Autograph to visualize maths concepts.
  • Bozeman Biology - Paul Andersen, the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, explains all things Biology.
  • Crash Course - The popular Vlogbrothers give weekly lessons in science and the humanities - college will never be the same again.
  • Edutopia - Inspiration and information for what works in education.
  • Deep Sky Videos - A fresh look at the strange and unimaginable depths of space; galaxies, nebulae and other objects.
  • Numberphile: A channel about amazing facts and figures that will make you love numbers.
  • The Spangler Effect - What happens when a celebrity science teacher transforms a simple experiment into an unforgettable experience.
  • Intelligent Channel - Enlightening video in partnership with educational and cultural institutions.

What to Watch

YouTube customizes your "start page" based on what it thinks you want to watch. Toggle to "social" to see the videos shared in your Google+ circles, by your Facebook friends, or by those you follow on Twitter.

Your "One Channel"

Components of your One Channel (YouTube Help's Playlist)

  • Unique Channel Art (Guidelines)
  • Links connected to other Social Networks, websites
  • Unsubscribed Trailer (to generate subscribers)
  • Sections: Uploads, Recents, Playlists, Activity, Tags, Other Channels

Play: Browse, Search and Subscribe

Create a YouTube Account

Go to Youtube, and then sign in using your Google Account. Hit the upload button and follow the prompts to get your channel up and running.

Search for Channels by Topic

Search for topics related to your teaching. Are there channels out there that look like they might be producing stuff you can use?

Start Subscribing!

Subscribe to excellent content (either my suggestions above, through search, or by browsing Youtube/edu or YouTube/teachers

Advanced: One Channel Housekeeping

Get your "One Channel" up and running by adding artwork, links to your social networks, and tweaking sections.

Discuss: Subscribing, Connecting, One Channel

Does this fit in your class? Should students have this portfolio? How could you harness the social features?