This April, Boclips’ Content team didn’t just host its first annual Boclips Creator Conference. The team also added a ton of new educational videos to the platform and, for the first time ever, podcasts.
To see some of their top picks, take a look at the Boclips-hosted content below.
1. Tragedy of the Commons
Sprouts has amassed 1M+ followers of its psychology, pedagogy, and child development educational videos. Sprouts videos draw on extensive research and feature engaging, high-quality animation.
Sprouts summarizes this video, “Tragedy of the Commons,” this way:
The tragedy of the commons is a situation in which individuals acting in their own self-interest behave contrary to the common good of all others by depleting or spoiling a shared resource through their collective action. The phenomenon was first described by the British economist William Forster Lloyd in 1833. Lloyd observed that because grazing on the commons (fields that were open to anyone) was free, the land was spoiled, which diminished the value of the fields for everyone. Can you think of a free resource that’s possibly subject to the same tragedy? Sharks might!
This video and others from Sprout may be especially useful for
+ Providing concise, in-depth explanations of theories not covered in lectures
+ Supplementing text-based lessons for college and high school students
+ Grounding theories with real-world examples
2. $375,000 Snake Bite
Brave Wilderness takes its nearly 20M followers on close encounters with animals they’d otherwise not have the chance to face — at least, not without serious protective equipment and the supervision of a trained professional.
In this video, “$375,000 Snake Bite,” Brave Wilderness faces off snake bites of the Eastern and Western Diamondback. As the Brave crew tells it: “From deadly snake milking to total blood cell annihilation, the Crew gets hands-on with the astounding eastern AND western diamondback rattlesnakes to answer the question: just how much does a snake bite cost?”
This video and others from Brave Wilderness may be especially useful for
+ Breaking up traditional biology lessons with edutainment
+ Hooking K–12 and higher ed students at the start of a lesson or chapter
+ Reengaging students after an intensive lecture or lab
3. Crystallisation — Kitchen Science
This animated video from new content partner Learning Mole explains the scientific processes of crystallization and dissolution. How? With a demonstration any kid would be happy to try at home: dissolving rock candy in water, and then forming new rock candy. With the help of this demonstration, the video also teaches learners about soluble substances.
New content partner
Learning Mole creates K–12 academic videos that align to popular curricula; spark curiosity in STEM as well as English, crafts, and geography; encourage independent thinking; and promote an inquiry-based approach to learning.
This video and others from Learning Mole may be especially useful for
+ Introducing academic concepts to young learners with engaging animations
+ Adding context to academic concepts with real-world demonstrations
+ Supplementing text-based lessons with complementary visual aids
4. Podcasts from NASA
First podcasts on the Boclips platform
Sure, Zero G is cool. But you know what’s really out of this world? The first podcasts ever on the Boclips platform.
Boclips is now offering podcasts from NASA for download and streaming, and they couldn’t be more far-out. In NASA’s words: “From longform interviews with astronauts and engineers to narrative shows that take you on a tour of the galaxy, NASA’s diverse podcast portfolio lets you experience the thrill of space exploration without ever leaving Earth.”
Podcasts from NASA may be especially useful for
+ Helping auditory learners better understand space exploration, which educators often tailor for visual learners
+ Narrativizing historical moments in space exploration
+ Recontextualizing earth science lessons with a higher-level view
5. Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development — Developmental Psychology
Psychology Unlocked videos introduce high school and college students to key psychology theories, studies, and approaches. Psychology Unlocked specializes in short-form content, with videos that typically last 5 minutes or below.
This video, “Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development,” explains the origin of the titular theory, prompts viewers with active-learning questions, and delves into the limitations of the study that informed Kohlberg’s theory.
This video and others from Psychology Unlocked may be especially useful for
+ Refreshing college and high school students on previously covered psychology concepts
+ Introducing new psychology concepts prior to class discussions or assignments
+ Supplementing text-based lessons with media for visual learners
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