Great places where students can find supplement to their readings, classes and lectures are: YouTube, TeacherTube, MathTV and others. No wonder YouTube is getting hundreds of hits from young students looking for math help and educational videos.
From the Technology News for Today's k-20 Educator
"Math videos won't rival the millions of hits garnered by laughing babies, but a YouTube tutorial on calculus integrals has been watched almost 50,000 times in the past year. Others on angular velocity and harmonic motion have gotten more than 10,000 views each...
On tutorials posted to YouTube by the not-for-profit Khan Academy, for example, reactions include: "Now why couldn't my calc instructor explain it that simply?" and "I was just about to leave my physics course. You saved me." One viewer went as far as to declare to the man behind the videos: "You are god of mathematics!!!"
The 5 Ways to use Web 2.0 in the Classroom was an reflecting post of what means to be populated by this post, but surely, in the educational field educators can always come up with something new and creative. What uses are you implementing in your classroom with educational videos?
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