I would not use this often, but it is worth a try. I actually like that it pulls in from other sites.
How I Use It
This would be a good site for flipped classroom, and to review specific topics.
- Debra H.
I have not used this website in my classroom, however I can invision how HippoCampus could be useful in my instruction. It appears that you can easily create an account with HippoCampus to help organize your videos into a playlist. Then, you can share your lists with other users. This is a great way to organize helpful videos. However, to simply watch videos, it does not appear that you need to sign up for an account.
After exploring the site, I would imagine that this website was designed for older students rather than younger ones. Perhaps middle school or high school students would find the most this website most helpful. My elementary students would likely have some difficulty navigating the site.
When I most recently explored this site, I found video content to be organized into four categories: Math, Natural Science, Social Science, and Humanities. The majority of videos that I watched provided solid explanation, but little if any actual practice for students. Also, some videos required users to download them. This extra step could be less inviting for some students. Finally, I found some of the videos to be outdated and dry. These videos quickly lost my interest, as they would students' interests.
- Teresa B.