YouTube is definitely one of the most popular video platforms online but it is not the only one. There are several other alternatives teachers can use particularly in schools where YouTube is blocked. Here is a list we have curated for you. Enjoy
YouTube is one of the best if not the best video site out there. YouTube first founded in around February 14, 2005 and since then it has grown so exponentially that as of 2021 YouTube boasts 2.24 billion users from all around the world thus becoming one of the leading video platforms online.
1. TED Talks
TED Talks is one of the best alternatives to YouTube especially for use in schools. It is my go to platform for quality educational video content. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to spread innovative ideas through short lectures and presentations by leading experts from different fields.
2. TED Ed
TED Ed is the educational version of TED. It celebrates ideas of teachers and students from all around the globe. TED Ed started around 2012 with the idea of creating video lessons on topics that spark learners curiosity. Since then TED Ed has grown in popularity and content and now boasts a network of over 650.000 teachers.
3. Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit library where you can access a wide variety of materials including video content, movies, free books, music, and many more. The video content section in Internet Archive offers access to a huge library of video footage spanning various topics and subject areas. You can search for video content by year, type, collection, language, media type, and many more.
VideosHub is a video website that is like YouTube but is pretty basic in its functionality. It features short video clips spanning various topics. Videos in VideosHub are arranged into the following categories: Art Animation, Comedy, Entertainment, How To, Music and Dance, News & Events, Pets and Animals, Science and Tech, Sports, Travel and Outdoors, Wheels and Wings, and many more.
Vimeo is one of the established video platforms that has been around for sometime now. You can use Vimeo to search for high quality videos on any topic you want. Vimeo also includes 360 degree videos and numerous neatly curated collections such as Animation, Documentary, and more.