July 22nd, 2013
YouTube is full of great educational content. You can learn just about anything from just about anyone. Many of the most popular EduTuber Channels (Vsauce, Veritsaium, and SciShow) are related to science and technology.
As a new EduTuber myself, I’ve been exploring some up and coming educational YouTube channels in an effort to find some new friends.
Of course, to keep your children both entertained and educated takes some effort. And I bet you try so hard to do exactly that but find that they say “I’m bored!” after 5 minutes of any other seemingly interesting activity, except…yep, watching YouTube videos. What better than the glimmer of new technology and moving pictures on a screen to keep children engaged and also make them learn in the process?
And I bet they wouldn’t want to be interrupted even for a few seconds during their watch time, so why not consider upgrading your Internet to enable a faster connection? All your devices can run at the same time, which means they can watch videos on the iPad while you work on your laptop! It’s a win-win situation if you ask me. You can click here for more details on that, but for now, let’s see what’s actually interesting for kids on YouTube.
Here are three awesome channels that I’ve discovered recently. I respect each of these channels for a different reason, but I would love to meet the minds behind each one.
Smarter Every Day represents a fascinating mix of topics ranging from guns to bugs to space. Destin, the show’s host, is an absolute genius who clearly practices what he preaches: “In a world of talkers, be a thinker and a doer.”
Melody Sheep I first encountered this channel’s tribute to Carl Sagan “A more glorious dawn” and proceeded to show it to every student and every class I ever taught thereafter. This is why autotune was invented!
Cool School is a totally ridiculous channel. At first, you just wonder if they are a little amateurish, then you realize that they are and that it’s hilarious. This channel is sure to keep the toddlers and the adults both entertained.
I have a feeling this list is going to continue to grow, but for now, check out these three videos – a sample from my three new favorite channels.