Youtube is a great video website that since its introduction in 2015 has revolutionized the media world in unprecedented ways. Millions of content creators are using YouTube to share their works and reach audiences from all around the world. Unfortunately, YouTube does come with a number of distracting and sometimes outright inappropriate elements that make several school districts restrict its access. If it happens that your school enacts a YouTube-free policy within its premises, the options below are good alternative video websites to try out.
1. TED Talks
TED Talks is one of the best alternatives to YouTube especially for use in schools. It is my go to platform for quality educational video content. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to spread innovative ideas through short lectures and presentations by leading experts from different fields.
3. TED Ed
TED Ed is the educational version of TED. It celebrates ideas of teachers and students from all around the globe. TED Ed’s video lessons are short animated videos that cover ideas that spark the curiosity of learners from around the world. Since its introduction around the year 2012 TED Ed has grown in popularity and content and now boasts a network of over 650.000 teachers.
4. Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit library where you can access a wide variety of (uncensored) materials including video content, movies, free books, music, and many more. The video content section offers access to a huge library of video footage spanning various topics and subject areas. You can search for video content by year, type, collection, language, media type, and many more.