For a few years, Boclips has been one of my favorite alternatives to YouTube for teachers and students. Unfortunately, their business model seems to have shifted over the years and now seems to be solely focused on selling expensive subscriptions to schools and other institutions. I assume this because I received an email from Boclips late last week announcing that they were discontinuing Boclips for Teachers, which is the way individual teachers could use the videos in the Boclips library.
If you’ve used Boclips for Teachers, you probably already know that much of the content on Boclips can also be found on YouTube. And if you used Boclips simply to avoid the distractions associated with YouTube, you should try one of these distraction-free ways to use YouTube in your classroom.