Video Channels Which Support Learning

The increasing availability of 'learning videos' epitomises lifelong learning in the 21st Century. Anyone with an internet enabled
device now has access to a wide range of video channels and we're not only consumers of information - we're creators !
If you want to learn how to play guitar,speak another language,apply makeup, build something, bake something, do something
... someone has probably unloaded a video explaining their understanding of how to do it... and some of these are excellent.
However, be warned, anyone can now claim to be an expert and Youtubefaqs claims 10's of millions of personal channels now exist.

What is hugely exciting is that teachers and educational institutions have also recognised the importance of establishing open access to quality learning
opportunities and many are establishing their own video collections. These channels feature presentations from some of the worlds best minds and educators, and are
developing into a rich library of resources for our students. Some of the most exciting developments in this area come from TED Talks and the
recently established "TED-ED" channel.


Below are links to a selection of learning channels, hosting presentations from a range of curriculum areas.
1. TED-ED Youtube Link- Lessons worth sharing...
TED-ED Subject, Series, Best Flips
Video lessons with animations and accompanying practice activities. This site is still in it's infancy and needs the support of talented educators to add their expertise and to continue contributing material from their chosen curriculum area.

A challenge to prepare and present that excellent lesson ...

2. Khan Academy: Sal Khan
Over 3300 videos covering all aspects of Economics, Mathematics, and the Sciences.
"I teach the way that I wish I was taught. The lectures are coming from me, an actual human being who is fascinated by the world around him." —Sal


Students can make use of the extensive video library,practices, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.


Here's an example of a 7 minute lesson - "How to work out Usain Bolt's average speed."

3 Youtube Education
Lectures from top American University Courses ; MIT, Harvard, Stanford, UCLA etc as well as a range of recommended videos in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Business. Primary & Secondary English.

4. RSA Animate: Animated lectures.
The Ultimate Mind Map ... An engaging and innovative way of sharing world-changing ideas. All audio is taken from the RSA's free events programme, and all animations are created by Cognitive Media.

RSA Channel
The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges.

5.TED Talks:
The number one channel for the life-long learner. Cutting edge content from the Arts, Sciences and Humanities presented by experts in their field.

The Ten Most Watched TED Talks

6. NASA Sciencecasts

A range of videos explaining
space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

Open UniversityOver 1100 videos representing arts, sciences & humanities.

How to -

Over 16 MILLION explanatory videos. Rated in popularity by viewers.

Example Forestry - "How to Cut Down a Tree safely".

Te Reo Channels

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