Whether it’s that awkward day before a break when five students show up, or a half day when you happen to be between units, there are occasionally going to be times when it helps to have a quick, educational video on hand. Teacher Cailin wrote into the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE last week asking for tips on finding good videos. “I am looking for educational videos for our fourth and fifth graders to watch in the morning while waiting for teachers to pick them up to start the day,” she said. “Any ideas?”
You bet, Cailin! Check out the suggestions and links below.
“Kid President on Soul Pancake has funny, inspirational videos for kids.” —Ruth D.
“Get an EDpuzzle account and you can find tons of videos on whatever content you’re studying that week.” —S.K. Orear
“Kid Snippets is funny, not so educational, but kids love them.” —Lindsey E.
“Free videos on BrainPOP.” —Adriane G.
“’Schoolhouse Rock’! My fourth graders love it, and they are the only kids in school who can recite the Preamble!” —Robin C.
“If you want to incorporate movement, check out GoNoodle. It has yoga, guided dance, indoor recess and much more!” —Kyra M.
“Try Storyline Online for quick stories.” —Julia P.
“’Reading Rainbow‘ is on Netflix now.” —Frankie F.
- Book Box
Teachers, what other videos or video sources would you add to this list?