We, as students, have many differences amongst ourselves. Some of us are frontbenchers, some are backbenchers. Some finish their work ahead of time and some are procrastinators, like me. But there is something that is common among all students; we have all gone down the rabbit hole that is YouTube videos. I mean I can’t be the only one who went on YouTube to watch one video only to be staring at my laptop 2 hours later having watched who-knows-how-many videos from who-knows-how many YouTube Channels. Since the fact that we are all going to waste time watching YouTube videos, might as well watch YouTube channels that actually teach us stuff.
We all know John Green. Who hasn’t read ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and cried for weeks. But did you also know that he has a channel called Crash Course? Crash Couse covers many subjects – from world history to mythology, literature to economics. The videos are very informative, helpful and, not to mention, fun to watch.
10-minute school is an amazing initiative taken by our very own Ayman Sadiq. It’s an initiative for Bangladeshi students by Bangladeshi students. 10 min school is exactly what it sounds like; it has 10 min long videos covering a range of subjects. The videos will be particularly helpful for students preparing for S.S.C, H.S.C, and University admissions.
Ted talks are an incredible journey where all the top people in their fields come to talk. Although you won’t pass a test watching these videos, it’s still very beneficial for students to watch them. The talks range on a variety of topics from the ‘Power of Body Language’ to ‘Procrastination’. All the people who speak at Ted are very inspirational and what they have to say is worth listening to.
The School of Life
Another channel whose videos won’t necessarily help you pass an exam but are nonetheless very important to watch. All the videos are incredibly deep and thought-provoking. Two of my favorite videos from this channel is ‘The Meaning of Life’ and ‘Who am I’, so don’t watch this channel if you’re just trying to relax. They also deal with questions of relationships, career, and emotions.
This last channel is a personal favorite of mine. The title is pretty self-explanatory. The whole channel is devoted to talking about the countries of the world. They describe the flags, history, and people of the country. For people who aren’t truly interested in geography, it may sound boring, but trust me it’s far from that. The host is super funny and his love for geography is infectious. Everyone should at least check out their video on Bangladesh, who knows you might even learn something new.
Written by Zuyairia Moslemeen Khan