By Alan Haskvitz
Whether it is looking for quality videos to help illustrate a point or to help refresh your teaching style, the Internet has become the go-to place for finding such material. The main source for variety is YouTube, but that may be blocked by school districts. You may be able to make copies of acceptable videos at home and show them at school depending on copyright and district policy. As always, if you know of free quality videos please let me know. You can email me by clicking on my name at http://www.reacheverychild.com/alan.html
Here are some educational sites that provide videos on many different subjects, but always take the time to preview these due to the lack of consistency.
There is also an abundance of good PowerPoint presentations that might provide for more detail for your lessons.
Copyright and the Internet
An exceptional source of free videos on all subjects. You need to register and it is free.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has some free kids that include videos. First rate materials.
The Study of Teaching Videos: Primary grades
Teaching Math K-4
These are for adult learners, but are easily modified for ESL school students.
Teaching Teaching Videos
A number of them. Don’t overlook the opening video even though it is related to college. It is a must see for all teachers.
Brain Based Education and other terrific videos about learning.
Spend some time at this site and learn about learning.
Teaching Teachers How to Teach
Interesting lecture and other videos such as study skills.
A large list of videos in all subject areas from the Carnegie Foundation.
Very uneven quality and many have limited value to younger students.
All types of videos
Student and homemade variety.
Free Technology for Teachers
Good ideas and more complete.
Online Educational Videos
List of web sites for watching educational videos online.
These online videos are diverse in nature, but mainly science related, and free.
All types of topics.
History Channel Videos
Free and they cover both subject area and teaching methods. You need to register.
Free and they even have some quiz material and interactive lessons.
Wide range of topics
Takes a while to navigate, but worth a visit. Material is very uneven in quality so make sure you preview.
A variety of subject areas, but not easy for younger learners
Very diverse selection.
This site takes a while to preview. Professionally done on a variety of topics from subject matter to teaching skills.
Federal government links to free videos on most subjects
This is the search results for 17 pages.
University Professor lectures
Great for high school and gifted students. Many topics.
Part of a free tutoring site.
Short and interesting tips, but uneven quality.
Science related videos