Have you searched online lately for educational videos or educational DVDs and other educational programs? I was recently reading an article about the popularity of educational videos on YouTube. Over the years, I have heard a lot about YouTube, but I didn’t think there would be a lot of educational content available. Now when I search online for educational media to enhance learning, I am seeing a lot more available online, including sites like YouTube.
I think this is a plus for students, because they already use YouTube and other websites to watch music videos and movie clips. Kids love to watch videos, so this forum might be a good starting point for introducing educational media to them. I was just reading how a tutorial on calculus posted on YouTube was viewed more than 50,000 times.
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that not all videos posted on YouTube are of equal quality, so it’s important to educate students about this. Once they are accustomed to watching educational videos online, they may be ready to visit school libraries where teachers and parents have an inventory of quality videos available for viewing. These can include educational videos, educational DVDs and other media on a variety of subjects, including Math, Language Arts, History and Science.
It’s important to understand how to select appropriate educational media for your classroom. To learn more, click here.