Sprouts is creating Videos for Learners
10

patrons

$267
per video
Our videos explain students, teachers and parents core concepts of pedagogy in an easy to understand format - using comic illustrations. Every month our videos reach hundreds of thousands of learners at home and inside classrooms all around the world. And students love them, as our YouTube stats show:



With your help we can finance about 1-2 new videos and  month. Together we can make our contribution to change education and allow more students to learn in better, more effective ways. 

To maximize our global impact, we use as little english writing as possible, so each video can be translated into other languages fast and inexpensively. So far our videos have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Hungarian, Mongolian, Dutch, Polish and many other languages.

Note: All videos that are funded by our Patrons will be made available under the Creative Commons NC ND license so that any non-profit educators can use and share them free of charge. That means if you are a school or education company you can link or embed all our youtube videos to your page. Please just provide clear credits with a link to "www.youtube.com/sproutsvideos" If you download our videos for educational purposes to show them offline, you can do so as well. Again, always provide clear credits. However, you are not allowed to edit them in any way or re-upload them in a public domain.


Some Video Comments from 2018

“Wow!40 years of study and therapy in 7 minutes! Well done!”
Anne Ugartechea on 
The Attachment Theory

I love the amazing drawings and the little music! this is helping me with nursing school, im taking pediatrics this semester and we have to know this and Erikson's stages. great video!
Mariana Campos on 
Piaget´s Theory of Development

 “Omg your channel should get more subs than you've gotten now. I love your vids, it's very educating. Thank you, Sprouts!”
Rismaya H on Extravert, Introvert or Ambivert

“I used this as an informative video to introduce my students to Executive Functions and the 3 areas mentioned. Thank you.”

iKissWolves32 on Executive Functions

“Brilliant video!”
Kabeer Singh on Situative Learning

“Great, amazing channel. Keep motivating us.”
Rainbow Sky on 
Creative Thinking

"Very few times one comes to a YouTube videos and actually learn something. Your videos are most productive videos on YouTube. Thanks for the knowledge."
nuclearwintercool 92 on Learning with Passion and Enthusiasm

"Thank you very much,I'm going to learn Japenese"
Twilight Fernando on 7 Tips to Learn a New Language

"My teacher shared this video with the class and told us we'd be trying it out for a term. I am SOOO excited to learn like this as I believe it would be a more stimulating learning process that suits me better!"
Shallot Cat on The Flipped Classroom Model

"This has really Inspired me to watch more videos and has made me realize how I need change the way I think. Incredible and easy to watch videos."
Peter Lingi on Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

"Great video! i've just learned about this a few days ago in college! it's so accurate and it made me think about my insecurities and why they've stuck with me."
Wanderer of Elantris on 8 Stages of Development by Erik Errikson


Channel Facts


- We started Oct 2015
- 50+ videos published (1-2 each month)
- 200,000+ subscribers 
- Our videos have been watched over 6 million times
- Our largest audience are teens and young adults from US, India, UK, Philippines and Germany
- Universities and schools from across the worlds have downloaded them to use them in their schools
- Our videos have been translated by our fans over 80 times, covering languages like Arabic, Chinese, Romanian, Hebrew, French, German, Italian, and many more
- Our 3 most popular videos are: The Attachment TheoryPiagets Theory of Cognitive Development8 Stages Of Development by Erik Erikson

Video Production




It takes us around 1-2 month to make a video, depending on the time we spend on research, the length of the video and the amount of revisions it takes. To pay for all people involve and the recording we need between 800-1,500 USD for each clip. Even though our videos are just 3-5 minutes, they do require a lot of different steps and a team of people working together. 

Usually there is:
  1. Research and script writing by Selina and Jonas (thats me!)
  2. Brainstorming for the story-board by Jonas, Jacky and Pascal
  3. Cartoon drawings by Pascal Gaggelli
  4. Live hand-drawing by Milk and others from the MinuteVideos team
  5. Voice Recording by Matt *
  6. Video editing by MinuteVideos *
  7. Uploading :)

* My friend Marc and his team at  MinuteVideos are doing the production, which means they are bringing all the different talents together, record the video and make sure the final results looks great - whatever magic that requires. Our music comes from Premium Beats.

Support Us!


Pledge $1 per video
Updates by email and on the Patreon Feed that inform you about every new video. Each update includes more background information on the topic, links to additional resources plus an image with a drawing from one epic scene.

Pledge $3 per video
Get a Welcome Postcard with one of our favorite scenes from our videos. We will send you the postcard by regular mail and include a handwritten thank you note. We will also add your name to the description below each new video. + All above rewards

Pledge $25 per video
Get 3 Learning Poster (A3) for your office, living room or school. Each poster will feature one of our 3 most popular scenes from the Study Tips video and will be sent to you by regular mail. + All rewards above

Pledge $250 per video
Get an Original Drawing of one of our older videos that were still drawn on paper. We will send it to you framed with insured express shipping. This offer is limited to 2 donors. + All above rewards

Pledge $1000 per video
You can suggest a topic (if you wish), comment on the final script before we produce (we keep full independence to follow your suggestions or not ) and your name will be shown at the end of the video as the donor. + All other rewards.

Our Vision for Education


We hope that one day traditional education becomes more practical and cheaper so that all people, regardless of their background or social standing, get a chance to learn how to use their brains at full potential. With Sprouts we hope we can do our little contribution supporting this goal. In a few years we hope to turn our YouTube Channel into a real school to become model for others who want to bring inexpensive quality education to inspired minds.

Try Fail Do!
Besides the YouTube Channel we also work on an experiential learning platform. Each of the mini-courses requires the students to watch videos and do hands on assignment using pen, paper or other means. As per 31.122016 we had around 1000 students who signed up for one of our first courses, which we all free of charge and in Thai. We are now working on making our first course in English.  For more details visit Tryfaildo.com

My Own Story
I - that's me Jonas - was born in Munich, went there to a Waldorf School that I loved with 7 and hated with 14. With 15 I dropped out and started jobbing, interning and then travelling. Although I later went back to school and then college, I never liked traditional education. Instead I preferred learning by doing or from experimenting, talking to other people or reading books. With 19 I started a Non-Profit Organization called We Do e.V. We organized charity hip hop concerts and donated roughly USD100,000 to Plan International to support various causes: such as building a school in Vietnam. With 23 I then moved to Thailand to study business and I started my first company (We Do Asia Co. Ltd.) which since grew into an organization with over 50 employees. Since 2012 I have more time to focus on my passion, which is education or more precisely inspiring others to realize their strength. I then started researching and writing about learning science and created the first YouTube video in 2014. In a few years I hope to turn Sprouts into a real school or college to become a model for a open source network of inexpensive private schools.

Tiers
Updates
$1 or more per video 5 patrons
Updates by email and on the Patreon Feed that inform you about every new video. Each update includes the full script and links to additional resources plus an image with a drawing from one epic scene.
Welcome Postcard + Your Name in Description.
$3 or more per video 3 patrons
Get a Welcome Postcard with an epic scene from our videos. We will send you the postcard by regular mail and include a handwritten thank you note. We will also add your name to the description below each new video. + All above rewards
3 Epic Learning Poster
$25 or more per video 3 patrons
Get 3 Learning Posters (A3) for your office, living room or school. Each poster will feature one of our 3 most popular scenes from the Study Tips video and will be sent to you by regular mail. + All rewards above
An Original Drawing + Your Name at the end of all Videos.
$250 or more per video 1 of 2 patrons

Get an Original Drawing of one of our older videos that were still drawn on paper. We will send it to you framed with insured express shipping. This offer is limited to 2 donors. + All above rewards
Full Sponsor
$1,000 or more per video 0 of 1 patrons
You can suggest a topic (if you wish), comment on the final script before we produce it (we keep  full independence to follow your suggestions or not )  and your name will be shown at the end of the video as the DONOR. Plus all other rewards. 
Goals
$267 of $300 per video
Support Script Writing
Now we turn all our research into a 400-700 word script. This can be a very difficult thing as you have to leave so many important things out to be able to convey the core concept in 3-5 minutes, which means no more than 700 words. 
2 of 5
Our videos explain students, teachers and parents core concepts of pedagogy in an easy to understand format - using comic illustrations. Every month our videos reach hundreds of thousands of learners at home and inside classrooms all around the world. And students love them, as our YouTube stats show:



With your help we can finance about 1-2 new videos and  month. Together we can make our contribution to change education and allow more students to learn in better, more effective ways. 

To maximize our global impact, we use as little english writing as possible, so each video can be translated into other languages fast and inexpensively. So far our videos have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Hungarian, Mongolian, Dutch, Polish and many other languages.

Note: All videos that are funded by our Patrons will be made available under the Creative Commons NC ND license so that any non-profit educators can use and share them free of charge. That means if you are a school or education company you can link or embed all our youtube videos to your page. Please just provide clear credits with a link to "www.youtube.com/sproutsvideos" If you download our videos for educational purposes to show them offline, you can do so as well. Again, always provide clear credits. However, you are not allowed to edit them in any way or re-upload them in a public domain.


Some Video Comments from 2018

“Wow!40 years of study and therapy in 7 minutes! Well done!”
Anne Ugartechea on 
The Attachment Theory

I love the amazing drawings and the little music! this is helping me with nursing school, im taking pediatrics this semester and we have to know this and Erikson's stages. great video!
Mariana Campos on 
Piaget´s Theory of Development

 “Omg your channel should get more subs than you've gotten now. I love your vids, it's very educating. Thank you, Sprouts!”
Rismaya H on Extravert, Introvert or Ambivert

“I used this as an informative video to introduce my students to Executive Functions and the 3 areas mentioned. Thank you.”

iKissWolves32 on Executive Functions

“Brilliant video!”
Kabeer Singh on Situative Learning

“Great, amazing channel. Keep motivating us.”
Rainbow Sky on 
Creative Thinking

"Very few times one comes to a YouTube videos and actually learn something. Your videos are most productive videos on YouTube. Thanks for the knowledge."
nuclearwintercool 92 on Learning with Passion and Enthusiasm

"Thank you very much,I'm going to learn Japenese"
Twilight Fernando on 7 Tips to Learn a New Language

"My teacher shared this video with the class and told us we'd be trying it out for a term. I am SOOO excited to learn like this as I believe it would be a more stimulating learning process that suits me better!"
Shallot Cat on The Flipped Classroom Model

"This has really Inspired me to watch more videos and has made me realize how I need change the way I think. Incredible and easy to watch videos."
Peter Lingi on Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

"Great video! i've just learned about this a few days ago in college! it's so accurate and it made me think about my insecurities and why they've stuck with me."
Wanderer of Elantris on 8 Stages of Development by Erik Errikson


Channel Facts


- We started Oct 2015
- 50+ videos published (1-2 each month)
- 200,000+ subscribers 
- Our videos have been watched over 6 million times
- Our largest audience are teens and young adults from US, India, UK, Philippines and Germany
- Universities and schools from across the worlds have downloaded them to use them in their schools
- Our videos have been translated by our fans over 80 times, covering languages like Arabic, Chinese, Romanian, Hebrew, French, German, Italian, and many more
- Our 3 most popular videos are: The Attachment TheoryPiagets Theory of Cognitive Development8 Stages Of Development by Erik Erikson

Video Production




It takes us around 1-2 month to make a video, depending on the time we spend on research, the length of the video and the amount of revisions it takes. To pay for all people involve and the recording we need between 800-1,500 USD for each clip. Even though our videos are just 3-5 minutes, they do require a lot of different steps and a team of people working together. 

Usually there is:
  1. Research and script writing by Selina and Jonas (thats me!)
  2. Brainstorming for the story-board by Jonas, Jacky and Pascal
  3. Cartoon drawings by Pascal Gaggelli
  4. Live hand-drawing by Milk and others from the MinuteVideos team
  5. Voice Recording by Matt *
  6. Video editing by MinuteVideos *
  7. Uploading :)

* My friend Marc and his team at  MinuteVideos are doing the production, which means they are bringing all the different talents together, record the video and make sure the final results looks great - whatever magic that requires. Our music comes from Premium Beats.

Support Us!


Pledge $1 per video
Updates by email and on the Patreon Feed that inform you about every new video. Each update includes more background information on the topic, links to additional resources plus an image with a drawing from one epic scene.

Pledge $3 per video
Get a Welcome Postcard with one of our favorite scenes from our videos. We will send you the postcard by regular mail and include a handwritten thank you note. We will also add your name to the description below each new video. + All above rewards

Pledge $25 per video
Get 3 Learning Poster (A3) for your office, living room or school. Each poster will feature one of our 3 most popular scenes from the Study Tips video and will be sent to you by regular mail. + All rewards above

Pledge $250 per video
Get an Original Drawing of one of our older videos that were still drawn on paper. We will send it to you framed with insured express shipping. This offer is limited to 2 donors. + All above rewards

Pledge $1000 per video
You can suggest a topic (if you wish), comment on the final script before we produce (we keep full independence to follow your suggestions or not ) and your name will be shown at the end of the video as the donor. + All other rewards.

Our Vision for Education


We hope that one day traditional education becomes more practical and cheaper so that all people, regardless of their background or social standing, get a chance to learn how to use their brains at full potential. With Sprouts we hope we can do our little contribution supporting this goal. In a few years we hope to turn our YouTube Channel into a real school to become model for others who want to bring inexpensive quality education to inspired minds.

Try Fail Do!
Besides the YouTube Channel we also work on an experiential learning platform. Each of the mini-courses requires the students to watch videos and do hands on assignment using pen, paper or other means. As per 31.122016 we had around 1000 students who signed up for one of our first courses, which we all free of charge and in Thai. We are now working on making our first course in English.  For more details visit Tryfaildo.com

My Own Story
I - that's me Jonas - was born in Munich, went there to a Waldorf School that I loved with 7 and hated with 14. With 15 I dropped out and started jobbing, interning and then travelling. Although I later went back to school and then college, I never liked traditional education. Instead I preferred learning by doing or from experimenting, talking to other people or reading books. With 19 I started a Non-Profit Organization called We Do e.V. We organized charity hip hop concerts and donated roughly USD100,000 to Plan International to support various causes: such as building a school in Vietnam. With 23 I then moved to Thailand to study business and I started my first company (We Do Asia Co. Ltd.) which since grew into an organization with over 50 employees. Since 2012 I have more time to focus on my passion, which is education or more precisely inspiring others to realize their strength. I then started researching and writing about learning science and created the first YouTube video in 2014. In a few years I hope to turn Sprouts into a real school or college to become a model for a open source network of inexpensive private schools.

Recent posts by Sprouts

Tiers
Updates
$1 or more per video 5 patrons
Updates by email and on the Patreon Feed that inform you about every new video. Each update includes the full script and links to additional resources plus an image with a drawing from one epic scene.
Welcome Postcard + Your Name in Description.
$3 or more per video 3 patrons
Get a Welcome Postcard with an epic scene from our videos. We will send you the postcard by regular mail and include a handwritten thank you note. We will also add your name to the description below each new video. + All above rewards
3 Epic Learning Poster
$25 or more per video 3 patrons
Get 3 Learning Posters (A3) for your office, living room or school. Each poster will feature one of our 3 most popular scenes from the Study Tips video and will be sent to you by regular mail. + All rewards above
An Original Drawing + Your Name at the end of all Videos.
$250 or more per video 1 of 2 patrons

Get an Original Drawing of one of our older videos that were still drawn on paper. We will send it to you framed with insured express shipping. This offer is limited to 2 donors. + All above rewards
Full Sponsor
$1,000 or more per video 0 of 1 patrons
You can suggest a topic (if you wish), comment on the final script before we produce it (we keep  full independence to follow your suggestions or not )  and your name will be shown at the end of the video as the DONOR. Plus all other rewards.