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22 Alternatives to YouTube

YouTube is definitely one of the most popular video platforms online but it is not the only one. There are several other alternatives teachers can use particularly in schools where YouTube is blocked. Here is a list we have curated for you. Enjoy








SchoolTube is a great video resource for both students and teachers. It has hundreds of how-to resources, copyright-friendly media, and lesson plans for using video in the classroom. It also allows teachers and students to create their own channels and start sharing student generated videos.



 TeachersTv is a great resource site for educators . It provides  video resources, lesson plans, inspiration and ideas to use in classroom. 




Teachers Tube is another great video resource created by teachers for teachers. It provides videos covering a wide range of topics. Some of these videos include lessons plans in action.





Next Vista  is a great video resource for teachers having problems accessing YouTube videos in their schools . 





 Academic Earth is an online repertoire of lectures and courses recorded in videos and organized into different categories .These courses and lectures are recorded from the most reputed American universities such as ; Yale, MIT, Berkeley , Harvard , Princeton, and Standford . 





  Snag Films is a great resource for educative full length documentaries provided by popular producers such as National Geographic. It also provides a catalog of educational films that are accompanied by classroom discussion questions.





 How Stuff Works is the award-winning source of easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. The materials is organized into different categories such as science, tech, auto,adventure..etc





Viddler is a great video tool that has the in-video commenting system. It also allows you to record videos directly to the site through your webcam.





Vimeo is one of the most popular video hosting websites. It has all kinds of videos organized into different categories.




Blip.tv aims to provide video creators with a high-quality service for sharing their web shows. It is a great tool for teachers who love to work with high definition multimedia.





Dot Sub has alot of user generated content with subtitles included. This is a great tool for students suffering from hearing impairments.





CNN Students News  is a daily web show highlighting a handful of stories. The stories covered by CNN Student News range from traditional serious news topics to how-to stories appealing mostly to students to light and fun stories.





 Hulu is a joint venture of NBC and News Corps. It offers high quality video of television shows, movies, and old news broadcasts.




 TED Ed is basically' a resource of short lessons designed to spark curiosity and promote further learning in and out of classroom." There are 12 videos in the TED-Ed channel in YouTube up to now . In its official blog, TED team said that the videos included in this channel are created for high school students and life-long learners and within a year or so they will have hundreds in their archive.




The Faculties provides a wide range of educational videos created by university lecturers s. It also helps students choose the right university department and guide them through the possibilities their studies might open up for them.





 Big Think a video website containing expert commentaries  on a wide range of issues and ideas. The experts featured on Big Think  are experts in their fields including Harvard Professors, editors of major news publications, politicians, and many others.




Lesson TV is a great educational video resource covering different subjects including  Biology, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, medicine, dentistry, engineering, accounting, and management. 




The History Channel and the Discovery Channel offer content similar to the one found on their television networks.





 Explania is a great website that provides animated explanations. These explanations are included in videos and interactive infographics. It has explanatory videos covering different topics such as biology, social media, geography and many more. 





PBS Video offers videos from the most popular shows including Frontline, NOVA, Nature, and American Experience. It also has a section called PBS Kids which offers videos  specifically made for kids.





 Europa Film Treasures is an online archive of classic European films. Along with each film in the collection,  Europa Film Treasures provides some background information such as production method, storyline, and director's bio, 





 Free Video Lectures is a library of more than 18,000 video lectures from more than 700 courses offered by some of the world's top colleges and universities. The library of videos can be searched by subject and or university.

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