Educational Videos

There are are tens of thousands of videos on the World Wide Web. They are found on You Tube, Teacher Tube, School Tube and other Web sites. Some videos on the Web are great and some are not. NOTE: Teacher Tube is the equivalent of You Tube for teachers. It contains a variety of awesome educational videos. You need to sign up but it's free. Find it at: School Tube is a place for students and teachers to share educational videos online. Find it at: Neither Teacher Tube nor School Tube should be blocked by CEN filter.

Educational Videos by Category

Click on the links below to view some videos that may educate you, entertain you or stimulate your thinking. If you find others that would be helpful for others, please post them under the appropriate category in alphabetical order below:

The following are links to videos that are related to how the world is changing:
Shift Happens from You Tube (narrated with photos)
Shift Happens from Teacher Tube (text and photos with music in background)
Did You Know 2.0
Did You Know III-Updated June 2007
Epic 2015 - Click on this link for a look into the future to view a video made by Robin Sloan for the Museum of Media History

Lost Generation (embedded as a widget):

Lost Generation - Click on this link for a You Tube video with a "reverse poem" about the children of today.
Lost Generation - This is the same video on Teacher Tube.
A Vision of K-12 Students Today (embedded as a widget):

A Vision of K-12 Students Today (on Teacher Tube)
A Vision of K-12 Students Today (on You Tube)
When I Become a Teacher
Right Now

Need a Laugh?
The following links will send you to videos that are related to education or learning:
Abbott and Costello's Math Problem
Father Guido Sarducci's Five Minute University
Jerry Seinfeld's History Lesson
Joe's Non-Netbook
Ma & Pa Kettle Teach Division
Tom Chapin (Harry's brother, former host of ABC's Make a Wish) - "Not on the Test"
Walkthroughs and Learning Objectives
Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy

Web 2.0 Tools
The following are links to videos about some of the free Web 2.0 tools that are available to all:
Blogs in Plain English
How to Create a Blog

Google Apps
Google Docs in Plain English
Making a Google My Map

Lost Generation

Math Videos
Mr. Duey Raps the Fractions

Plain English Videos
The Plain English videos were created by Lee Lefevre from Common Craft. They present a number of resources in very simple language that is easy for students and teachers to understand:

Web 2.0 and the Future of Technology
Classroom of the Future
Classrooms for the Future
Web 2.0 Panel Discussion - Does the "Wiki" Model Work?

Wikis in Plain English
Communities of Practice Using Wiki by Dr. Brand Niemann
Creating a Class Wiki in Wikispaces
Teaching with Wiki

Learning to See

Video Web Sites for Finding and Sharing Videos Online

Click on the following links to go to Web sites that are dedicated to posting videos:
  • FORA TV- According to their Web site, " delivers discourse, discussions and debates on the world's most interesting political, social and cultural issues, and enables viewers to join the conversation. It provides deep, unfiltered content, tools for self-expression and a place for the interactive community to gather online."
  • School Tube - According to their Web site, " is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing website that provides students and educators with a safe and FREE video sharing website that is exclusively endorsed by leading education associations.
  • Teacher Tube- According to their Web site, "TeacherTube officially launched on March 6, 2007. Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill."
  • YouTube - According to their Web site, "Founded in February 2005, YouTube is the leader in online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on and across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and e-mail."

Downloading and Converting Online Videos

These are some tools that can be used to download and convert videos:

Downloading You Tube Videos

For step-by-step directions on how to download video from you tube, with screen shots for the newbies ( from yet another wiki), go to: