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YouTube isn’t just an amalgamation of funny pet clips, free movies, and music videos. For one, educational videos are on the rise and given acknowledgement through YT’s Creator Academy. I mean, if you’re just going to procrastinate in the office or while studying, why not watch a video like this instead?
I bet this clip is shorter than most of newly released music videos today.
And these videos aren’t just narrators simply reading through a script while slides are presented—YT educators present their topics in attractively entertaining ways (maybe you’d be nodding as you hear a culture reference or laugh at a meme inserted). It’s also an effective alternative to learn about facts, stories and events that you won’t even take a second look at when you’ve encountered them in a book.
Among my favorite (and widely renowned) YT educators is CGP Grey, who creates short videos on a mélange of topics including technology, politics, geography, and history.
For example, here’s CGP Grey explaining LotR:
What I like about watching videos like the ones made by CGP Grey is that you can learn so much in such a short period of time. There’s a lot more videos that you can view for free on his channel, so go ahead and watch!