Thursday, February 11, 2010

WatchKnow

WatchKnow was founded by Dr. Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia and launched in October of 2009.  It currently includes more than 11,000 videos across 2,000 categories on subjects such as math, science and history.

Here's what the site lists as it's description:
"Think of it as YouTube meets Wikipedia, filtering out everything but quality educational videos," says Dr. Sanger. "WatchKnow.org links together content from traditional sites, and also allows users of the site to improve the organization of the video categories, which makes finding the video you need much easier."


The site features videos from National Geographic, YouTube and Google Videos among others, took more than 18 months to develop and has been endorsed by educators from schools including Harvard, Stanford, Brigham Young and more. WatchKnow.org is designed to complement and enhance the traditional learning experience for students as they study concepts that are traditionally hard to learn.
WatchKnow.org is funded by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM), which has set the goal of
offering more than 50,000 videos on the site by the end of 2010. The site offers tips for video searching, separate pages for students, parents and teachers, and a guide for contributors.

You can set the age range for searching for videos and you have the ability to search by topic word or by subject area.  What a great resource, for FREE!

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