10 TikTok accounts to improve in class

They are a bit like the new generation Mac Lesggy and Stéphane Bern. On the TikTok social network, teachers have created accounts on which they post short videos every day to learn anecdotes to shine in society or improve in a subject. All areas are explored: mathematics, spelling, English, art history or even physics and chemistry. These teachers all point out that these videos will never replace lessons at school, but they do provide knowledge and open the minds of young and old alike.

Thus, in the midst of the millions of videos of dancing, singing, imitations or even cute animals, we discover nuggets that allow us, for example, to make the difference between an apocope and an apheresis or even to analyze a table of Gustave Caillebotte. France Inter has selected 10 accounts to follow.

Mistress Adeline to revise the spelling rules

Grammar and spelling reminders in 30 seconds! This is what “Mistress Adeline”, a school teacher in the Bouches-du-Rhône, offers on her TikTok account. She threw it during confinement for fun. At the start, the idea was to talk about his job and then “one day, someone sent me a text message that contained a spelling mistake. It gave me the idea to make a video”, she says. And it works, “several people recognized themselves” in this video.

On his account, we learn to make the difference between “in any case” and “in any case”, to conjugate the verb to send or to grant the adjectives of color. That “meets the needs of pupils but also of students and young parents“, she underlines. According to TikTok statistics, her videos are seen by users aged 25-45. They are more than 1.8 million to have subscribed. There are also advice from ‘Adeline on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and instagram and in a book published on September 7, “Finished the faults”.

Athenasol to play with words

In his videos, “Athenasol” explains the etymology of words or their meaning with good humor and using all the codes of the social network on his own. In her presentation video, this teacher says to herself “passionate about language, its nuances and complexities”. So in a few seconds, she transmits her knowledge of French, Latin and Greek to her many subscribers. They are more than 694,000 to follow it every day. His most viewed video – on the longest word – has been viewed over 3.2 million times.

She also enjoys responding to the challenges posed by her subscribers. For example: find what is autotopoagnosia ; a word with three double consonants or a word from 11 letters with no identical letter .

Aartemis to analyze tables

For a year and a half, Marlène and Héloïse, two visual artists and teachers of art and art history, have been sharing their “analyzes to show off in a museum“.

After noting that college and high school students were rather “detached“even”refractory“to their subject, they had the idea of ​​teaching differently, of “to change the way of speaking, by dedramatizing art“, says Marlène. A method that they also decide to test on TikTok. So in April 2021, they open their account. “The objective was to bring people back to museums, especially audiences who do not feel entitled to go there.” In their videos, they share their knowledge and help to understand the meaning of certain paintings. For example “The Milkmaid”, or rather “Servant pouring milk”.

Day after day, they are gaining subscribers. They are more than 111,000 watching their videos.

Yanntoutcourt to delve into history and decipher current events

“Yann tout court” is a bit of a precursor to teachers on TikTok. This high school teacher from the Toulouse region launched on this platform at the end of 2019, “first out of curiosity”. The goal was not initially to do pedagogy. And then confinement and distance learning arrived. “I was already publishing my video lessons on Youtube for my students and I thought it was an opportunity to give it a try. I heard that a lot of young people were going on TikTok and I thought to myself why not me. He was quickly spotted by the platform, which offered him to make – on a voluntary basis – educational videos for TikTok France, on the First World War for example.

Then, “in the fall of 2020, I crossed the 100,000 subscriber mark and I started to think about the type of content I could offer”. He then refocused his account on the deconstruction of received ideas in history and the hunt for false information in order to give young people – and those not so young – the right tools to develop a critical mind. As the patent approaches, it also gives some methodological advice. “But I don’t see TikTok as an extension of the classroom. A video will never replace a face-to-face lesson.he says.

A method that pays: his account totals more than 685,000 subscribers and some videos exceed 4 million views.

Wonderwomath to reconcile with mathematics

With “Wonderwomath”, mathematics is no longer a nightmare. In a few seconds, this teacher explains lesson concepts, gives advice for revising, suggests riddles or even answers the famous question: “What good is it going to be for me to learn math?”

His account was created in January 2021 and already has 278,000 subscribers.

Mister the cat to discover scientific experiments

“Monsieur le chat” is a physics and chemistry teacher in a college in the Paris suburbs. He also launched his TikTok account during confinement, first to have fun and keep busy, then to share his knowledge. “As long as it helps“to the students, he explains. In short, “link the useful to the pleasant”. In his videos, he offers experiments and anecdotes on physics and chemistry. Convert mechanical energy into electrical energy, learn about chemistry equipment or explain the usefulness of ant antennae. All with humor.

Result: 324,000 subscribers and a video viewed more than 5 million times. What to be spotted by the king in the matter, Jamy, of the show “It’s not rocket science”.

Jamy to know everything about science

Eh yes ! Jamy hasn’t really put down her little round glasses. He too has his TikTok channel, @epicurious, where we learn what the UV index is, how a wind turbine works or what is hyperspeed. He has 1.4 million subscribers and between 20,000 and 4 million views for each of his videos.

Mr Reveur to learn to draw

On his TikTok account, “Mr Reveur” gives tips for learning to draw. This plastic arts teacher publishes short tutorials in which he explains how to draw eyes, a braid or even the S of Superman. He created his account in December 2019 and has more than 18,000 subscribers.

Mike the Chameleon to improve in English

“I love playing, laughing and learning”, writes “Mike the Chamaleon” on his TikTok account. And he actually does all three at the same time: playing, laughing and learning. This American teacher – who lives in Spain – has developed a very special method of learning languages ​​on TikTok: address the user directly and have him repeat the exercises. His way of doing things and his humor seduce 8.7 million subscribers. And the number of views soared: 41 million views for his video on a dialogue allowing you to train on the simple past and the “present perfect”.

Patricia Ruiz to immerse yourself in Spanish and English culture

There are a multitude of TikTok accounts to learn a language. To improve in both English and Spanish, head to the account of “Patry Ruiz”. This teacher sees life in “Spanglish”, that is to say that she alternates between the two languages. Enough to learn a whole lot of vocabulary and everyday expressions.

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