186 of the Best YouTube videos for Teachers

Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

best youtube videos for teachersWe’ve often wondered where we’d be without YouTube. When words and analogies fail us, we often find ourselves turning to YouTube to find commercials, movie clips and TED-Talks lectures to help us reach students in a way that engages them and elucidates abstract concepts.

As you may know, finding useful videos that have educational applications can be time consuming, so we were elated when we came across Paul Bogush’s list of, as he calls it, “186 videos that will make you go huh, whoah, wow, ahhh, and ha-ha.”

We only had time to view a handful of videos off of his list, but we were impressed with what we saw. We have no idea how in world he found all of these gems! Stop by his site and give him a big thank you.

186 of the Best YouTube videos for Teachers

Videos that make us think:

Mankind is no Island

Brown Eyes/Blue Eyes
Did you Know?
Piano Stairs
Dove Evolution
Kaplan U Desks
Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Just One Girl
Micheal Jordon-Failure
The Deepest Garbage Can
The Years are Short
Stuck on an Elevator
The Money Tree
Dear 16 Year Old me
Staring Contest
Power of Words
Be a Follower
Instant Face Maker
Girl and the Fox
Butterfly Circus (if you are going to watch only one…)
I Can’t Read…
Knock Knock
Dear 16 Year Old Me
Why I Hate School but Love Education
I will not let an exam determine my fate

Videos that inspire us:

I Love Living Life
Try to Do
Be the Change You Want to See in the World
Together We Can Change the World
Blind Painter
Free Hugs
Dustin carter
Pep Talk from Kid President to You
Caines Arcade
K id Speech
Think Different
Everyone needs to wear sunscreen
I Hope You See This
Human Shadows

Videos that amaze us:

LED Sheep Herding
Time Warp
Paul the Opera Singer
Breaking Wine Glass
Boyanka Angelova
One in Million Chance
Human Shadow Puppets
Giant Water Slide
Dominoes in the Kitchen
Greatest Car Advertisement Ever
Test Your Awareness 1
Test Your Awareness 2
Test Your Awareness 3
Test Your Awareness 4
Bruce Lee Table Tennis
Golf Ball Reaches Terminal Velocity`
Optical Illusion Dance
Tractor Trailer Mishap
Largest Glacier Calving Ever
Grinding the Crack
Biggest Surf Wave Ever
Dubstep Beatboxer
Ball Camera
Stop Motion
Top Secret Drum Corp
One Man Band
VW Factory
Hearing for the First Time
Coke and Mentos Car
Time Warp Balloon
Breaking a wineglass
Inspired Bicycles
Free Style Football
Wolf’s Law
60 Seconds in a Skate Park
Chalk Art
Mind Blowing Dance
Painting Reality
Animation on a Bike
Evolution of Music
Sand Art
Google Street View Hyperlapse
View from ISS at night
Dream Music
Moon Walk
Tony vs Paul
Stop Motion
On Top of the Hood
I believe I can Fly
Experience Human Flight
Experience Scootering
I Believe I Can Fly 2
Live Augmented Reality

Videos that make us ask questions:

Steven Levitt: Why do crack dealers still live with their moms?
Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do
Built to Last
What teachers make
Lost Generation
Don’t Eat the Marshmallow Yet
Vision of Students Today
Vision of K-12 Students Today
The Kid No One Wanted
Power of Simple Words
Behind the scenes at McDonalds Photo Shoot
Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Why you need to fail
The Majestic Plastic bag
Take My Ball and Go Home

Videos that get us to laugh together:

Cat Herding
Life after Death by Powerpoint

Food Fight

The Invisible Rope
Thou Shalt Laugh
Trouble in Paradise
Ron Lucas and Big Dummy
Electric face Stimulus
Basset Hound Beat Box
Martians Meet a Clock
Everything is Amazing and Nobodys Happy
Mr. Bean-Pool
Bill Cosby-Dentists
Five Minute University
Barking Fish
Football vs Baseball
Charlie the Unicorn
Rabbit (ok, maybe not funny but frightening)
We’re Sinking
Sneak Thief
Why you should think before you text
Pigeon Impossible
Entr Kazoo Man
Introducing the Book
Stupid Terrorist
Slinky on Treadmill
Dramatic Surprise 1
Dramatic Surprise 2
Evian Babies
Bulldog Snorting
Ojai Taxidermy
Lighthouse vs Ship
Gotta Share the Musical
Invisible Drumkit
Flying Fish
Marcel the Shell with shoes on
Worst Ice Skater
Funny Animals
Frozen Grand Central
Spy vs Guy
Kiss Cam
Safer in Groups
Inflated Animals
Baby and Me
Duck Heart
Mouth Open
Marcel with Shoes on Two
Fluffy McCloud
Cumulus and Nimbus
Give it a ponder 1
Give it a ponder 2
Give it a ponder 3
Give it a ponder 4
Parallel Parking
Bless You
Uncle Jack (not for all audiences)


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