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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 andsorted into a giant Directory, making them simple to find.WatchKnow--as in, "You watch, you know"--is a non-profit onlinecommunity devoted to this goal.

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


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

Shannon





Shannon Walters
Library Media Specialist
C.P. Smith School
Burlington, Vermont  05408
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* YouTube (2)
* Multimedia Explosion (2)

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2. Multimedia Explosion
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