1) How do you use streaming video content in your educational efforts? Do you watch videos about homeschooling, parenting, skill development, or education?
I primarily used it to provide content for my daughter.
2) Do you use videos with your children as part of your lessons (not counting full online classes such as Well-Trained Mind Academy)?
3) What are your favorite programs/channels/presenters for this type of content? Why?
In elementary, I used things like BrainPop, Discovery Education, Lonely Planet, and HistoryTeachers' music videos because they kept her interest.
Starting in early middle school, I would sometimes pull in videos from Coursera (Bloomfield's "How Things Work" for instance), PBS, Annenberg Learners, etc. Having video material really enriched the experience for her.
Moving into high school, we used Ken Burns, Great Courses, Great Courses Plus, Khan Academy, Coursera, edX, Crash Course, Digital Theatre Plus, and others. This was the point at which she did best with the lecture format of Great Courses.
4) How long, on average, are these videos?
They ranged from a few minutes to an hour plus.
5) For this content, do you use paid services (Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, other [please describe]) or primarily free ones (YouTube, etc)?
Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime because we already paid for them for other reasons, and then free when at all possible for others. We got in on the beta for Great Courses Plus so we had that free for a while.
What are your favorite programs/channels/presenters for this type of content? Why?
Edited by KarenNC, 21 November 2017 - 07:40 PM.