Educational Youtube Channels


It is always great to have resources and have the ability to recommend places where students can look for exciting learning opportunities! Here is a list of 60 Youtube Channels worth subscribing to!

One not on the list that I love is StoryCorps, here is the description of the video I have chosen to share: “On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.  On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina.”


View story at Medium.com

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AAAWWUBBIS: A Grammar Acronym

AAAWWUBBIS

Dependent clause that starts with an AAAWWUBBIS word + comma + simple sentence= complex sentence
A….after
A….although
A….as
W…while
W…when
U….until
B….before
B….because
I……if
S….since
For example:
  • As the day ended, the family was gathered around the dinner table.
  • Although I tried to hurry, I didn’t make it to class before the bell.
Each sentence has a dependent clause + simple sentence

Too much! My view on iPads in class:

  • What are the strengths? 
  • Do you think you would do these things? Why or why not?
  • What are the weaknesses you would have to be careful to look out for?
  • Where did you get this information?
  • Anything else you’d like to say about the trend.

I recently have observed a class with an iPad program and even though I believe technology is good in the classroom I feel sometimes there is an over dependency that comes with it. I was in a second grade classroom and I watched the teacher have each student get on an iPad to learn division. Each student watched a video of a teacher teaching division and then they had to complete a worksheet that aligned with the video. I think it is great to use different mediums in the classroom to teach but it is all they focused on. The teacher did not spend a minute actually teaching division herself or reviewing it as a class. I personally have always struggled with math, and seeing most of the students not filling out their sheets and not focusing on the iPad video worried me. It’s important to understand the basics because that is the foundation that students will depend on throughout their life. Personally I would never use iPads in the classroom, computers and laptops I would use but I feel ipads would be unnecessary and more effort to keep up with. But there are advantages that come with using iPads in the classroom if that is right for you as a teacher.

These advantages are:

  • Immediate feedback on class participation
  • Simplification of collection and retention of materials
  • Reading/Annotating paperless (Which can be debated many students need hands on material and prefer books with spines.)
  • Shared access to files with students
  • Free books available online
  • Numerous resources

Disadvantages are:

  • WiFi issues
  • Distracting
  • Charging issues
  • Need for a computer still

As I said before I would not use iPads in my classroom. I feel students are already very involved with technology and school should be a break from that and limit it. Taking English courses and planning to teach English I feel it is impossible for a student to truly annotate without a pen in their hand. It is mostly personal preference and my opinion that would keep me from having iPads in my classroom. Students can learn just as much and be as prepared without iPads.

I found my information from this link and I base my answers off my observations.

Here is the link: http://www.teachhub.com/advantagesdisadvantages-ipad-classroom