Every time I talk about Flipped classrooms, I always get asked a few questions- and it’s usually a math teacher that asks me.

1. How do we make sure students actually watch the video we assign as homework?

2. How do I make (fill-in-the-math-concept-here) interesting on video?

I’ve not had much in the way of good concrete answers to those. I usually talk about how if the content and delivery are really good, the kids are more likely to watch a video. And I talk about how applying math concepts to real-world situations is always more compelling for students.

But now, I’ve found a YouTube channel that is math based, amazing, and not Khan Academy (which, honestly, I’m not a huge fan of…). Witness this:

Required Viewing.

Adam Savage, of the Mythbusters, has done several talks in the last year or two that I’ve watched. This one, a keynote from the Maker Faire this year, has a great story about the power of learning and making. That’s why it’s required viewing.

Baloney Detection Kit

It’s been a bit, but this just came across my desk:

This is the sort of thing that provides students with the exact skill set that they need to be able to determine a reputable source compared to a fraudulent/biased one.

Totally Required Viewing.