I do not watch that many channels on Youtube (although the number has certainly increased during quarantine), but one of my favorites is the TED-Ed Channel. It has 11.6 million subscribers, so it definitely is a pretty popular channel already. However, for those of you who do not know about it, I would definitely take a look.
TED-Ed is from the same people as the famous TED Conferences and TED Talks. However, TED-Ed videos are animated videos (all about 5 minutes or so), that talk about a variety of educational subjects. Some of their recent videos include things like: “How Do Ventilators Work” and “What is a Coronavirus”. As you can see with the topics, they are all very current and relevant.
One thing I really enjoy about TED-Ed videos is that they make difficult concepts easy to understand; all of the videos are produced by experts on a given subject, but the experts make it so that any type of viewer can understand. The animations within the videos also make it more interesting to watch the videos. Finally, since each video is only 5 minutes or so, you can just watch one a day whenever you have a break, and hopefully learn something useful!
I have watched 100s of the videos from the TED-Ed series, and they have so many videos on topics I would have never learned about otherwise. Overall, I think it’s a productive use of your time if you are you looking for something to watch something on Youtube!
Ted-Ed Recommendation Rating: 3
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for