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Updated by Coding Overload on Feb 03, 2020
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Top 5 Kid Friendly Computer Science Youtube Channels

It is quite useful to be able to show a YouTube video in class, or have a student watch a video at home. The main issue I have found is not knowing which videos will be appropriate or not. I worry about exposing any of my students to inappropriate material, so I am very cautious of which videos I play. I usually prewatch all of them. Today, I will be listing 5 kid friendly YouTube channels, that you don’t have to worry about at all.

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Code.org

Code.org

I doubt many people are surprised to see Code.org on here, as it is a very well known, and child friendly YouTube channel. Code.org is also a very popular website that has advocated to get computer science classes added to as many schools as possible.

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DKinVideo

DKinVideo

While DKinVideo doesn’t focus entirely on programming, it does have a playlist with some high quality computer science videos. These will be especially good for beginners. I wish they had more videos for sure, but they do make up for that by having some interesting Lego videos as well.

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Rumpus

Rumpus

Rumpus is a YouTube channel created to upload videos made for BBC Bitsize, which I have discussed before in my top 10 teaching resources I linked to above. They have a 5 video series that is incredibly well done, and have a number of equally as good math videos. If you happen to teach computer science and math, this channel will be super useful for you!

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KidsCanCode

KidsCanCode

KidsCanCode is a computer science education company which offers online lessons, YouTube lessons, and in-person classes. They’ve been in business for around 3 years, and the KidsCanCode YouTube channel is a great out of class resource. I would recommend using it as homework. You can have students work on the lessons on their own, then maybe plan one day where each student can present what they created.

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Ted Education

Ted Education

I have used TED Ed videos in numerous different types of classes. I’ve used it in my English classes, math classes, and programming classes. While they don’t have a ton of videos about programming, they do have a lot about how computers work. So, if you are teaching a general computing class, this is an incredibly valuable resource.