Primary Resources - How to Use YouTube to Find Brilliant Primary Resou
Sep 17, 2008 Classroom Materials 2685 Views
Good quality primary resources in your classroom can make all the difference between a positive and happy classroom, and a negative and bored one. If you have good primary resources available to you it can also have a positive impact on you, and your enjoyment of your job.
Many teachers often spend hours scouring the internet looking for innovative and creative teaching resources, but one amazing resource often goes un-noticed. YouTube, when used correctly can be a fantastic teaching resource for you to use in your classroom.
YouTube is home to millions of videos that have been uploaded by users all over the world. If you are prepared to spend a little bit of time getting past all of the fluff on there, then you can find some excellent videos that would really add value in your classroom. Recently, for example, I spent some time searching for some Habitats Primary Resources. I looked on YouTube and found an incredible eight minute long nature clip showing Alligators, Lions, and Buffalos all interacting in their natural habitats.
I showed this video to my class and it really helped to bring the syllabus to life. Rather than the pupils reading about habitats from some dusty old book, they had the opportunity to actually see it for themselves. This really helped to bring the lesson to life and promote enjoyment in learning.
And the best thing about using YouTube as a teaching resource in the classroom is that it's completely free. There is no cost, and you can find an excellent video to compliment your teaching in seconds. The pupils love it too, and it will have them talking for days!
If you're looking for effective and interesting primary resources to use in your classroom, then check out YouTube today. I think that you'll be surprised at what you find.