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Tips for Teachers

Dear Teacher: some of your colleagues have been raving about WatchKnowLearn—we hope you like it too. As you know, there are tons of great educational videos online, but they are often hard to find, or you have to search multiple websites to find them.

WatchKnowLearn can help!

Here is how you, the teacher, can use WatchKnowLearn in your classroom:
  • Explore the Directory to find videos you can use in class that corrolate with the curriculum you are teaching in your classroom. It is helpful to search after finishing your planning so you know what specific topics you will be covering.

  • But please bear in mind that some schools and school systems block access to YouTube. If you are in such a school, you may not be able to view WatchKnowLearn videos in class. The site can still be used at home, however, and in specially-permitted work stations.

  • Use videos to get a refresher. At the same time, get ideas about important and related topics to cover.

  • Get ideas about how to approach a subject from our videos on the subject. Seeing others teach a subject can spark your own creativity.

  • Using student computer stations in your classroom or computer lab, have students watch videos in a certain WatchKnowLearn category.

  • Make a favorites list. Have students watch the videos.

  • Review our offerings on difficult topics. Make a list of videos you can recommend for “extra help” on the topic. Recommend it to parents to use at home to help their child review on a given topic.

  • Check out the “For Teachers and Parents” category for some organized tips about the craft of teaching, behavior management, etc.

  • We’re trying to keep WatchKnowLearn open enough to be robust, but safe enough for daily use by children. If you see anything inappropriate, immediately “flag it” to take it down for review.

  • Did you know that, at launch, most of the videos on WatchKnowLearn were added by teachers like you? Please consider building up our offerings by getting an account so you can add videos you think other teachers would find helpful in their own classrooms. Our handy bookmarklet makes adding videos one-click simple. While helping your own teaching and classroom, you’ll be helping many others, too.

Happy learning!