Shannon...  Great find. Thanks for sharing!  I just added it to the following Google Doc
http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AdMONl0JJcRCZGhtaDV4Z3RfMzlncHBuM2NocQ&hl=en
that my Google Certified Teacher Group started..
Free Online Video Resources to engage students more deeply with content
 
Here is a similar one for younger students  http://www.kideos.com/
 
And someone from the list also shared http://www.safeshare.tv/ as a way to share your  YOU TUBES videos more safely.
 
 
 
On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 8:57 AM, Shannon Walters <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Want a safe place to go for educational videos?  Check out this new project from Larry Sanger (of wikipedia fame):  http://www.watchknow.org/

"What is WatchKnow?

Imagine hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining every topic taught to school kids. Imagine them rated and sorted into a giant Directory, making them simple to find. WatchKnow--as in, "You watch, you know"--is a non-profit online community devoted to this goal.

WatchKnow is both a resource for users and also a non-profit, online community that encourages everyone to collect, create, and share free, innovative, educational videos."


The tool has been in beta for the last year, and is now ready for prime time, with 11,000+ videos to date.  I'm excited about its potential.  There are some really good people involved  (Lawrence Lessig, Jack Koumi, etc.).  It's worth giving it a look; consider registering to add content (the interface is delicious.com-like with bookmarklets and drag and drop tagging).  "If we build it, they will come..." ?

Shannon





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