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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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YouTube Playlists for Education

Find educational playlists on YouTube!

Simply search in YouTube: keyword,playlist (no spaces)


Do a regular YouTube search, then filter by Playlist, then by either view count or rating.

Here are some sample playlists, sorted by view count:

How-To Video Websites

  • 5min - Life Videopedia
    "Find the best how to, instructional and DIY videos
  • Howcast
    Site description: «Known for high-quality content, Howcast streams tens of millions of videos every month across its multi-platform distribution network.»
  • VideoJug
    "Get Good at Life. The world's best how to videos plus free expert advice and tutorials."


Thanks to Jasmine Doan '15 for contributing links for this Guide.

Custom Search of 40 Sources of Curated Video

This Google custom search engine searches 40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos by Getting Smart.

Update: Added BBC's YouTube channel to the search engine.


    Our Top Choice

    Our top choice for the place to go to find FREE educational videos is


    Watch Know Learn

    Searchable by subject and age level 

    Videos are hand-picked from all sources

    The hope of this non-profit?

    "We hope that students, parents, teachers, librarians, and everyone interested in the education of children will use and help further build this system. While we have launched with thousands of videos in thousands of categories, there are many more out there to be found." 

    Teachers: You can set up a video classroom too.

    Here's HOW.

    Even More Educational Video Sites

      "A central place to easily and reliably discover captioned and subtitled videos across multiple video hosts. In turn, an additionally important goal is to drive significant traffic to caption and subtitle friendly video hosts and creators."
    • Math.TV
    • Art Babble
      "Play Art Loud"
      Curated collection of over 2000 documentaries
    • neoK12
      Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English

    Browse Educational Video with BLINKX

    Other Educational Video Websites

    • Academic Earth
      "Online Courses from the World's Top Scholars"
    • Documentary Heaven
      "Food for Your Brain"
    • Internet Archive
      "This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download."
    • MIT Video
      Searchable megasite.
    • SchoolTube
      "The best videos from schools everywhere. Safe, secure, and free!"
    • TeacherTube
      "Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos."
    • BrainPOP
      Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts
    • NOVA
      Science videos from PBS
    • Qwiki  
      A different informational experience! (Click on "i" blue dot above for site description)
    • LitVideos
      YouTube videos on Literature, collected on Reddit.

      "Poetry videos, short story videos, live readings, spoken work performance, audiobook links, animated storytelling videos, documentaries about writers, book trailers, author interviews, and anything else you can think up that combines literature and other media.

      Basically, this is an underground YouTube "Literature" category, since YouTube does not have a category for literature."
    • Snag Films
      "Offers the broadest collection of great independent movies you can watch right now, on demand, for free, and share with others – films that entertain and inform, engage and inspire, satisfy every taste, encourage discovery and create community."
    • Europa Film Treasures
      "A platform in 5 languages where one can freely watch heritage cinema."
    • explore
      "Philanthropic based media to champion the selfless acts of others, create a portal into the soul of humanity and inspire lifelong learning."
      More than 2000 high-quality documentaries, categorized.
    • Top Documentary Films

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