10 YouTube channels that will make you and your students smarter

Capture I only wish that these were available to me when I was in school.  The Internet and the ease of creating video have unleashed these creative geniuses on the world, each willing to share what they know about all sorts of things.  Here’s my list – what are your favorites?

CGP Grey – Collin cover a huge array of topics in a way that will make you both laugh and learn.

Numberphile – Math! Not just your ordinary math, but math is explained in a way that is quite approachable by all. Check out their website too.

SciShow – Another great channel that discusses science news, history and concepts.

Minute Physics – As their channel states: “Cool physics and other sweet science."

Veritasium – Veritasium is a science video blog featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.

It’s Okay To Be Smart – Yes it is! This channel is all about some of the most mind-blowing science facts you have wondered about.

Smarter Every Day – Destin makes some of the best and most entertaining science videos you might find online.

Crash Course – Hank and John Green provide brief explanations of some of the worlds most complex topics. They are very engaging, and could work very well as materials for your blended learning course.

The Brain Scoop – Great behind the scenes work from the Field Museum in Chicago

The PBS Idea Channel – a PBS show that examines the connections between pop culture, technology and art.

Bonus… The Internet was created for cat videos – so if you think I’d forgot them, here’s my favorite:

Big Cat TV – this animal rescue group has some very educative videos about big cats.

What are your favorites?  Share them in the comments.

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10 YouTube channels that will make you and your students smarter

by Ron Houtman time to read: 1 min