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SOURCES FOR STREAMING VIDEO

The website openculture.com lists “intelligent YouTube channels.” The list includes the familiar TED Talks and the Kahn Academy videos as well as the following sample of www.YouTube.com channels that have video for classroom and virtual-classroom use:

MIXED TOPICS

These YouTube channels hold videos on a variety of topics. You must search within each of these channels for a relevant topic.

American Museum of Natural History
This channel includes Pacific Northwest Coast Peoples as well as the Known Universe described in images, and many more.

Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan, educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Recent topics for videos include early childhood learning, an explanation of oil drilling and space travel for citizens. Often these are hour-long videos.

Big Think
This collection brings you videos featuring some of today’s leading thinkers, movers and shakers. Try theoretical physicist Michio Kaku describing the strongest material known to man or astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson discussing Sir Issac Newton.

Brooklyn Museum
Videos on artists and by artists, as well as lectures on social issues, such as Young Women and Feminism.

Harvard University Press
Videos of authors discussing their theories on math, economics, history and more.

The Library of Congress
Archive footage and contemporary presentations from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Features recordings dating from the earliest Edison films to the present.

YouTube EDU
YouTube hosts a section dedicated to academic videos. Business, math, economics, even videos on the science of cooking.

CHEMISTRY

The Periodic Table of Videos
The University of Nottingham in England produces these videos on each of the elements.


COMMUNICATIONS

Intelligence Squared
Talks on all topics as well as classically styled debates on a variety of topics that feature one motion, one moderator, and three panelists arguing for a motion, and three arguing against. One recent debate: Should the Parthenon Marbles be returned to Athens?

Intelligent Channel
Rich variety of videos, including musicians talking about the social  issues about which they sing; historical footage of speeches including Marlon Brando eulogizing 17-year-old Black Panther Bobby Hunt who was killed by police and Mario Savio on the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley.

COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY

Computer History Museum
Videos from the history of computing to the cutting edge, such as a nearly hour-long video on Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!

Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School
The legal aspects of the digital world.

CULINARY

Travel Channel TV
Lots of videos on regional food and cooks.


EDUCATION

Edutopia
What works in education?

HEALTH

UCSF Memory & Aging Channel
Videos on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Includes videos that support caregivers.

National Library of Medicine Channel
Features history of medicine, and exhibitions, including interviews from the current exhibit on Native American health and wellness. Recent video on chemical hazards emergency management.


HISTORY

Yad Vashem
Videos testimonials of Holocaust survivors as well as interviews with Holocaust scholars, including this account of the death camps by Eliezer Eizenschmidt.


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & ISSUES

Council on Foreign Relations                                                                                                                                                                                 
Issues are summarized into “Three Things to Know…” videos that break down  complex international events.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s mission is to promote in-depth coverage of international affairs. Recent topics include the water crisis in Africa, the world’s over population and the true cost of modern commodities.

POETRY

Spoken Verse
Spoken Verse offers more than 400 readings of great poems in English, from Shakespeare to today. The poems are accompanied by text, so that students can read and hear the poem, such as in this example, Walt Whitman’s Oh Captain! My Captain!


SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND MATH (STEM) SITES

Khan Academy
This channel features more than 800 videos on algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, finance, physics, economics and more.

New Scientist
Covers science, technology, space, the environment and a whole lot more.



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