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Khan Academy has become the most popular and widely used site for finding educational videos and tutorials . However, there are several other siteschannels that provide both videos and resources for a variety of subject areas. Here are some other resources that you might find useful.

Math Videos

Bright Storm has a YouTube channel that provides hundreds of videos for Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, and Calculus. Bright Storm also offers some SAT and ACT prep videos.


Math Doctor Bob's YouTube channel offers nearly 700 video lessons on statistics, algebra I and II, calculus, geometry, and much more.


Math Class With Mr. V is made by a mathematics teacher teaching lessons on basic mathematics, geometry, and algebra.


The New Boston , primarily a channel for computer science lessons, also has some good playlists of geometry, algebra, and basic mathematics lessons.


Numberphile is a YouTube channel about fun number facts. There are thirty-three videos in the collection. The videos covers concepts such as 998,001 and its Mysterious Recurring Decimals, Pi and Bouncing Balls, and 1 and Prime Numbers.


The Open University has seven playlists that include lessons in mathematics. The lessons are more theoretical than they are "how to" lessons.


Patrick JMT offers high quality math tutorials.


Ten Marks is another online tutoring service that offers mathematics tutorial videos on their site and their YouTube channel. Lessons include units of measurement, decimals, fractions, probability, area and perimeter, and factoring.


WowMath.org is developed by high school mathematics teacher Bradley Robb. His YouTube channel has more than six hundred videos covering topics in Algebra and Calculus.


Yay Math! features a teacher teaching mathematics lessons to his students.

Social Studies Videos

Crash Course offers excellent videos on U.S. History and World History. The videos are fast-paced ten to twelve minute overviews of major concepts and themes.


Dan Izzo has uploaded more than 3,000 videos to his YouTube channel. On this channel you will find a lot of short (2-5 minute) US History and World History videos.


Keith Hughes's Hip Hughes History videos is a series of short, upbeat lectures on topics in US History and World History.


PBS Video. Most of the videos on PBS Video can be embedded into your blog or website.


The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History YouTube channel has playlists about the museum, its exhibits, and short lessons based on the work of the museum.


Tom Richey's videos on topics in U.S. and European history are designed for students preparing for the advanced placement tests on those subjects.


TED-Ed offers dozens of videos on a variety of topics in science.


On Timelines.tv you can find six timelines of important eras in U.S. and European history. Each timeline includes short (3-10 minute) videos about people and events in the era. The timelines also include pictures and short text descriptions. The six timelines currently available are A History of Britain, The American West, Medicine Through Time, American Voices, The Edwardians, and Nazi Germany.

Tom Richey's videos on topics in U.S. and European history are designed for students preparing for the advanced placement tests on those subjects.


Gooru is a collection of videos, interactive displays, documents, diagrams, and quizzes for learning about subject areas such as social studies, chemistry, biology, ecology, algebra, calculus, and more.

The U.S. National Archives YouTube channel offers a mixed bag of videos that include everything from old propaganda films to lectures from historians to short lessons about items in the National Archives.

Science Videos

Bright Storm's YouTube channel offers video lessons for biology, chemistry, and physics.

John and Hank Green's Crash Course channel on YouTube includes courses in chemistry, ecology, and biology.

Gooru is a collection of videos, interactive displays, documents, diagrams, and quizzes for learning about subject areas such as social studies, chemistry, biology, ecology, algebra, calculus, and more. Within each subject area you can look for resources according to media type such as video, interactive display, slides, text, and lesson plans.


Learners TV has organized hundreds of academic videos. The science animations on Learners TV are organized into three categories; biology, physics, and chemistry.


NASA has a few different YouTube channels, but the one that has the most universal utility for teachers and students is NASA eClips. NASA eClips is organized according to grade level with playlists intended for elementary school, middle school, and high school.

Reactions: Everyday Science is a YouTube channel that produces short explanatory videos about the science in common elements of our lives.

ScienceFix is the blog and YouTube channel of middle school science teacher Darren Fix.


The Spangler Effect is a YouTube channel from Steve Spangler Science. The Spangler Effect videos explain the science of do-it-yourself experiments and how you can recreate those experiments at home or in your classroom

Finding Videos Online

ClassHook is the latest video service that attempts to help you find video clips to support your classroom activities. ClassHook contains clips that come from well-known television shows and movies. You can find video clips by selecting a topic and looking through the collection. There is also a search tool that permits you to enter a term and look for related movie and television show clips.