I love me some good educational video. With more than 72 hours of new content being uploaded to YouTube every minute, finding great videos to use in class is a daunting task. Here are the resources I use for finding great videos.
As always, remember to watch every minute of the video you plan on showing in class!
1. Devour is a website where they curate a handful of videos every day. Not all the videos shared here are educational. I like to drop by the site a few times a week to see if something catches my attention.
2. The Kids Should See This is the creation of a mom and her two kids. The blog site features great videos that you (and your kids!) should see. The curation skills here are top notch
3. ShowYou is the Swiss Army Knife of video aggregator tools, pulling in videos from all over the web. The best feature is that you can add your Twitter and Facebook accounts and quickly see all the videos people in your PLN are sharing.
4. Vimeo Staff Picks is a great place to discover high quality, usually artistic videos. The staff frequently feature animated shorts created by students in digital arts schools. These videos are perfect or language arts classes.
5. YouTube Trends is the official YouTube blog where Googlers discuss the latest video trends around the world. It's a fantastic place to get the story behind a viral video or the latest internet meme.