Watch To Know – An Education Video Service – It’s Free


Tools You Can Use – WatchKnow–as in, “You watch, you know”–is a non-profit online community devoted to a goal of creating a library of  hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining just about every topic taught to school kids. It seems the site  is about one tenth of the way there , counting at 12,245 videos as of November 30, 2009. Upon further investigation the service allows users to review, upload, and preswentr videos from across the internet. Larry Sanger, who helped create Wikipedia and has since left that organization ,launched http://www.watchknow.org/ in October of 2009.  Sanger explains that this new site houses and organizes videos that are free and available on the internet, yet they are videos that most people may not or cannot find. The site  is funded by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. Videos include such notable productions companies such as National Geopgraphic and PBS along with lessor knowns fromm  Google Videos . There are catagories covering much of the school curriculum. Each video includes a description, rating, age level indicator, and source. Best of all most are short and allow teachers to use videos as true face to face teaching or integrated for individual and or group use. A video on the site explain about the program. The site also list various links to press releases and blogs reporting the service. Take a moment and Watch To Know!

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