A. History Resource Menu
While teaching Social Studies, I began organizing a History Resource Menu that sorts YouTube videos in meaningful ways.
Students enjoy learning from high-impact online videos, especially from content creators like Crash Course, Khan Academy, and Extra Credits, so I have been working on a History Resource Menu that treats the wide world of nerdy internet videos like a textbook. The spirit of this project is to organize helpful YouTube videos by region of the world, as well as the dates they cover. That way, the overwhelming sea of videos can be used strategically in the classroom. Below are the YouTube channels by original content creators that I have organized.
Scope of Project
This project organizes YouTube videos for students and teachers by grouping thee videos into geographic region and time period. Each video is from a high-quality original content creator that delivers high-impact educational material.
Subsections of Project
Each geographic region of the world has its own subsection that connects to the table of contents. The geographic regions are then divided into time periods for easy navigation. One distinguishing feature of this project is that the videos are organized by small sections of the videos that focus on a particular time period or special topic.
Special Topic Menus of Project
There is also a special topics menu so YouTube videos from original content creators can be organized thematically and not just by geographic location or time period.
I am currently playing with two different designs for an eventual app. The first design is based on a block format. The second design is based on a row format.
Workflow of Project
Sorting through all the videos and finding meaningful ways to categorize them takes a great deal of time. Here is my approach to handling the workflow.