Just like TED-ED and Khan Academy, YouTube now hosts several educational channels all geared towards the betterment of education. More importantly is the fact that many teachers and educators are creating their channels where they share their content area expertise and knowledge in the form of tutorials and guides. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has previously featured several of teacher-created YouTube channels which you can find HERE.
Today, I am adding more resources to our YouTube for Teachers section here. Below is a list of 10 great educational YouTube channels first featured in Mahsable. " The people behind these videos are asking big questions about the universe — or doing their best to answer your burning queries. In the realms of science, math, history, law and any number of subjects you snoozed through in school, creative geniuses are making the most of the medium ".
With more than 120 videos to its name, Veritasium -- derived from "veritas," the Latin for "truth" -- has received popular and critical acclaim.
The mind-bending "Slinky Physics" video above is perhaps the most popular, drawing more than 1 million views and mainstream media coverage from a number of different outlets.
Since debuting in 2010, VSauce has gained more than a million followers. Creator and host Michael Stevens fields seemingly rhetorical questions -- like "What if everyone jumped at once?" or the above "What if the Sun disappeared?" -- and answers them with wonder and thought-provoking detail.
Covering a broad scope of topics ranging from copyright laws to the pronunciation of "Uranus,"* C.G.P. Grey (Collin Gregory Palmer Grey, to friends) illuminates and debunks subjects with just enough humor.
4- Minute Physics
The brief but insightful time-lapse drawing videos of Henry Reich explain abstruse scientific theories like Schödinger's Cat or the Higgs Boson. In the special video above,astrophysicist/meme/badass Neil deGrasse Tyson answers the question "Does the universe have a purpose?"
5- Smarter Every Day
Real-life rocket scientist Destin (who conceals his last name for the safety of his kids) has the goal of growing smarter every day, and he wants to help you do the same. Combining a wide-eyed enthusiasm with a super cool, high-framerate camera, Destin tackles the mysteries of the physical world that surroud us. If you've ever said out loud, "Fluid dynamics are awesome,"then these are the videos for you.
SciShow can take a number of different forms (like dihydrogen monoxide). Watch the talkshow video above, if for no other reason than the guest star: a prehensile-tailed porcupine.
7- Crash Course's
The breakneck pace and whip-smart humor of Crash Course's videos may necessitate a second viewing, if only to pick up on the jokes and movie references you might have missed.
Brady Haran, the mind behind Sixty Symbols and The Periodic Table of Videos, brings you Numberphile, a series of eye-opening and tactile math and science videos.
9- ASAP Science
The successful videos of biologists Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown have earned them 10 million views (as of December 2012) and write-ups in Scientific American and The Atlantic. Take a look to find out why.
10- Bad Astronomy
Don't let the name fool you. The YouTube limb of Philip Plait's space science site presents informational videos, as well as answers viewer questions and organizes interactive Google Hangouts.