Teacher Resources

1. TeacherTube

TeacherTube calls itself the #1 safe educational video community for teachers, students, and parents. It’s similar to YouTube in how it works and what it has to offer, except for being exclusively devoted to educational content. It lets you browse videos by common core standards and individual state standards, and also includes a library of other types of content, like audio and photos.

You can access any of the videos on the website for free, but there’s also a Pro version that’s ad free for $40 a year.

2. Neo K-12

Neo K-12 has a large collection of educational videos for K-12 students in a variety of subjects, with an emphasis on science content. The website divides the videos into straightforward subject categories. Most of the videos are 10 minutes or less, so should be fairly easy to fit into class time. The website also includes games, quizzes, and other interactive activities you can incorporate into lessons along with the videos.

3. Explore

Explore.org shares live animal cams so you can give your students a glimpse into nature at work while sitting in the classroom. They also provide a number of pre-recorded educational films. You can browse these or view them in channels they’ve created based on length or subject.

4. TedEd

From a site that’s long been known for big ideas, you’ll find TedEd videos specifically designed to act as highly engaging and fun lessons. The website collects videos on a wide variety of subjects, all of which manage that useful mix of entertainment and educational value.

5. Zane Education

Zane Education is a great resource for subtitled videos. This makes them especially valuable for any hearing impaired students, but also for any students that learn better when able to combine visual and textual learning.

There is a free version that provides some limited access, but to really get much use out of the resources provided by Zane, you’ll need a subscription. Memberships start at $5 a month.

6. How Stuff Works

The crew at How Stuff Works has been providing interesting and valuable information on a wide range of subjects in a number of formats for a while now. Their video collection is characteristically large and, as with TedEd, nicely pulls off being educational while also being entertaining.

7. PBS Video

You can register with PBS Learning Media to gain free access to their collection of educational videos. We don’t have to tell you what a valuable educational resource PBS can be. Their videos can be sorted and browsed based on grade level and subject matter, so it’s easy to hone in on the ones most appropriate for your lessons.

8. National Geographic

Teachers and students have been turning to National Geographic Magazine for information about nature and world cultures for years. Now the same trusted brand puts out hundreds of educational videos that anyone can access for free on their website. From wildlife to space to cultures both ancient and modern, you can find videos covering a wealth of valuable material on the site.


NASA TV has a live broadcast online you can drop in on, if you’re feeling spontaneous. They also have a number of videos you can share with your classroom that explore happenings in space, our missions to explore it, and other cosmic events worth knowing about.

10. BBC

On par with PBS and National Geographic in having a long reputation of earning the respect of educators, the BBC offers their own collection of educational videos that you can add to the pack. They have them divided based on the grade level classifications of the UK, so you’ll have to do some Googling or browsing to figure out which ones are right for your class, but the subjects covered and quality of the videos should make it well worth it.