20 YouTube Channels for Educators
There are so many ways to learn with YouTube channels for teachers and students! When you want to learn something new these days, most of us head over to YouTube. You can learn just about anything on YouTube: how to fix your dryer, how to create a blog, or how to use Google Docs. For students, YouTube is often their first stop when learning a new skill. Did you know you can also get notifications when new videos have been added by your favorite channels? Or that you can use YouTube as a curation tool to create playlists for your students?
Today, I am going to share with you some of my favorite YouTube Channels. Just about all of your favorite educational organization and bloggers have a YouTube channel. When you subscribe, you can set up notifications when something new has been posted. This is a great way to stay up-to-date with innovative tools like Google Apps. Below are 20 YouTube Channels to get you started!
- Alice Keeler: Alice is a fantastic blogger and Google Certified Innovator who freely shares her Google tips and tricks online. She is my go-to resource for all things Google Classroom. She is also the spreadsheet queen! Follow her blog and her channel!
- Amy Mayer/FriedTechnology: Amy is another Google Certified Innovator and Certified Trainer who offers fabulous free tutorials on her YouTube channel. Hat’s off to Amy and all things “fried!” Gotta give some love to my Texas friends!
- Google for Education: If you are a GAFE user (Google Apps for Education), this is a must channel for you. Here you will find lots of great information on Google products, tutorials, and case studies from other Google Apps schools.
- Google for Work: Google Apps are used in the business world as well as education. This channel offers even more resources for increasing your skills, AND they do a semi-weekly Apps Show which is AWESOME, and includes updates to Google Apps, tips, and tricks.
- Google Chrome: If you have followed this blog for long, you know I’m a huge Google Chrome fan, and this channel does not disappoint! Lots of tutorials, tips, and tricks are included in this channel for all users of Chrome AND Chromebooks!
- Google Help: There are so many Google-owned YouTube channels, so I tried to share the ones I find the most useful. Google Help offers just that–help with Google Apps and devices. But what I really like here are the videos that are available in other languages like Spanish, Vietnamese and more. Great way to support ELL!
- Google Science Fair: Google offers an incredible opportunity for students 13-18 to be part of a global science fair! Subscribe to this channel to get all the details, and watch videos of the finalists.
- Google Students: This one is geared more toward higher-education, but still a great resource for secondary students and teachers to learn more about career opportunities and products at Google.
- Infinite Thinking Machine: The folks over at CUE produce this highly engaging internet TV show/podcast to help inspire creativity and innovation in Education. Subscribe to this channel to get cool ideas for the classroom and be inspired by the talented host, Ramsey Musallam, along with inspiring guests.
- ISTE: The International Society for Technology in Education is a world-renowned organization and conference. This YouTube channel offers a glimpse into the conference, keynotes, and other ISTE learning opportunities throughout the year.
- Teacher Cast: Jeff Bradbury hosts the TeacherCast podcast, and a few others, AND shares tons of resources, webinars and tutorials through his YouTube Channel. Subscribe to learn about new apps and gain access to FREE professional development for educators.
- Make: Makezine, the Magazine for Makers, has a fabulous channel loaded with Maker/DIY projects and ideas.
- Michael Fricano II: Michael Fricano, a Google Certified Trainer and author of the EdTechnocation Blog, has some great tutorials for teachers, and a lot of resources for Google Apps. He also shares his weekly Google Hangout show, EdTech Mixed Plate, on his channel. Check it out!
- Office of EdTech: Yep, that’s THE Office of EdTech at the U.S. Department of Education. They are actually beginning to share some great videos from events like the Games for Learning Summit and #FutureReady events.
- Richard Byrne: Of course one of the best bloggers around, Free Tech for Teachers, has an amazing YouTube channel with tutorials on all kinds of digital tools for the classroom. Be sure you subscribe to the blog and the channel to get the latest from Richard Byrne.
- SciShow: Thanks to my #GTAATX friend, Cori Frede, for sharing this one! Don’t be fooled by the title, this channel offers more than just science! Here you will find creative animated videos on science, news, and history!
- Soul Pancake: Do you like Kid President?! Get all the Kid President videos and more gems that are good for the soul from the Soul Pancake YouTube Channel.
- TED Talks: “TEDTalks shares the best ideas from the TED Conference with the world, for free: trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses, all giving the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.” If you haven’t explored TED Talks before, make it a goal for this school year. These talks are informative and inspiring!
- TED-Ed: Here you will find video lessons that inspire curiosity in the classroom. These high-quality videos offer engaging animations to tell the story of things like Football Physics, and the Origins of English.
- The Gooru: (a.k.a. The Google Gooru) The Gooru is a great resource for Google Apps, and they offer tons of tutorials on their YouTube Channel with updates every week. Follow The Gooru to stay up-to-date on all things Google.
What are your favorite YouTube Channels? Please share in the comments below.
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