Free multimedia (video) resources for teaching and learning with technology.
iTunes U -Over 800 universities have active iTunes U sites, and nearly half of these institutions — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, and UC Berkeley — distribute their content publicly on the iTunes Store. In addition, cultural and education institutions, such as the Library of Congress, public broadcasting organizations, and state departments of education, also contribute to this growing educational content repository. iTunes U is the ideal resource for educators who want to gain insight into curriculum being taught worldwide, get access to primary resources, and find inspiration for enhancing teaching and learning with technology.
Teachers’ domain offers free digital media from public TV broadcasters for educational use. Users can search for materials via individual state standards, Common Core State Standards, or national standards from different organizations. Users can create online profiles in order to share the resources they have learned with others. The major funding was provided by National Science Foundation.
PBS LearningMedia is a merger between Teachers Domain and the PBS Digital Learning Library, holds more than 14,000 “digital learning objects” tied with national standards – videos, curricula, images, audio, and interactive sites – collected in one spot from public media, publicly funded agencies, the National Archives, Library of Congress, NASA, and Nova.
Next Vista is an online library of free videos for learners made by students or teachers around the world. It’s a online community to share educational videos and designed for classroom use so all videos are screened for inappropriate and inaccurate content. Its videos can be downloaded directly from the site.
TeacherTube is an online community for sharing instructional resources for teaching, including videos, audios, docs, photos.
Teachers.tv is is funded by the Department for Education but is operated by an independent media consortium, Education Digital.
SnagLearning is dedicated to presenting high-quality documentary films as educational resources for teaching.
Documentary Addict calls itself the largest and best curated collection on the planet, there are thousands of docs in 26 categories.
SnagFilms gives you access to dozens of educational NOVA and National Geographic films that otherwise would need to be bought or rented.
SchoolTube is a place for teachers and students to share videos online and in 21st century classroom, it offers free channels where teachers can post student videos, to premium channels and super channels with more features
BLOSSOMS is a free repository of videos for high school math & science classes created by gifted volunteer teachers from around the world, seeded initially by MIT faculty members and by partnering educators in Jordan and Pakistan.
WatchKnowLearn has tens of thousands of free videos in English, Spanish and Chinese that cover a wide variety of subjects for ages 3 to 18 they have provided over 21 million views as a validation of their quality. And it uses software that allows wiki-style collaboration among users.
Neo K-12 – All videos on this site are a 100% safe. Also, there is a complete suite of educational tools for educators to choose from such as: quizzes, presentations.
Media Literacy Clearinghouse is to assist K-12 educators to locate appropriate media resources for teaching, integrate them into classroom instruction, and help students read/judge media ; it’s a huge collection
The Media Spot integrates media literacy education through digital media production in schools, classrooms, afterschool programs, and other educational settings
American University’s Center for Social Media focuses on social documentaries for civil society and democracy, and on the public media environment that supports them.
Free Documentary TV – there are 1737 free documentaries in a variety of genres listed at the site and the number is continually growing, good resources for teaching in 21st century classroom
Science Multimedia resources selected (videos, podcasts, and interactives):
- The Wild Classroom : podcasts and videos
- Science Magazine’s Video Portal : videos across a variety of topics in science. There is an article going with each video
- Simple Science video on Vimeo : for elementary and middle school students
- 125 Great Science Videos : From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology
History Animated provides animations of the American Revolution, the US Civil War, and the US Pacific Campaign in WWII. In the three series of animations you will see the animated movement of armies displayed on a map, accompanied by captions describing the strategies of the armies as well as the results and consequences of each battle.
“America, A Narrative History” is a text published by WW Norton. As a free supplement to the book, Norton has published ten Google Earth tours. These tours include major themes and events in US History, providing history lessons within a geographic context.
Explore is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. The films profile issues facing the environment, education, human rights, public health, philosophy, animal welfare, spirituality, and disabilities. The lesson plans accompanying explore’s films are written for use in the K – 12 classroom and are connected to grade level National Standards.
Utubersity is a website that presents the best educational videos available on YouTube in an organized, easy to find way to watch and learn. They are classified and tagged in a way that enables people to find these materials more easily and efficiently. The website also enhances the experience using other means such as recommending related videos, Wikipedia content and so on.
The Economics of Seinfeld Uses clips (as well as clips from other television shows or movies) to make economic concepts come alive, making them more real for students. Ultimately, students will start seeing economics everywhere. It’s developed by economics professors from Eastern Illinois University and Baker University.
Selected YouTube channels :
YouTube EDU – YouTube is rolling out a pilot program with schools that will redirect all YouTube links to educational content on EDU site. In addition, comments will be disabled and related videos will only be educational. YouTube plans to add hundreds of thousands of more educational videos onto it with more focus on K12 besides the existing contents on higher education. Teachers can choose from the hundreds of thousands of videos on YouTube EDU created by more than 600 partners like the Smithsonian, TED, Steve Spangler Science, and Numberphile. More than 200 playlists have been designated by subject — math, science, social studies, and English language arts — and by grade level. Teachers can find them listed out at YouTube Teachers, which shows teachers how to use videos in classrooms. Teachers can also suggest their own education playlist on the site. To sign up for the Education network setting, network administrators can go to youtube.com/schools. They’ll fill out a form and receive an authentication key that allows them to modify the http header. If YouTube is blocked, as it is in most schools, they can unblock the domain because all YouTube.com links will be redirected.
YouTube Teachers – You can get tips and tricks for incorporating YouTube in your classroom, best practices from other teachers; you might also find this post helpful : Flip Your Minds before Flipping Your Classrooms . The following are a few channels you might be interested.
YouTube has launched a Creative Commons video library containing 10,000 videos under CC BY from organizations such as C-SPAN,PublicResource.org, Voice of America, and Al Jazeera. The library will serve as a base catalog of videos for users to access, edit, and incorporate into their own video projects. The YouTube Video Editor now contains a CC tab that allows users to search the Creative Commons video library and select videos to edit and remix. Users may remix videos directly on the editor platform, and any video that is created using CC BY-licensed content will automatically display the linked source videos’ titles underneath the video player.
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