Here is the article in full: *http://gettingsmart.com/blog/2012/07/35-sources-curated-educational-videos/
Ones I didn't know about include:*
Backpack TV: Backpack.tv pulls from various sources to create a highly curated library of education videos organized by academic subject and detailed topic. Many of the videos are linked to topics from popular textbooks, a real bonus for finding just the right video. Videos can be user-rated.
BrightStorm: BrightStorm currently targets high-school aged students with videos of great teachers presenting the content. Their more than 2500 math and science videos are free.
Cosmo Learning: Designed to work as a free homeschool, Cosmo Learning provides video lectures, documentaries, and more across a range of topics and levels.
Gooru: Just launched in beta, Gooru Learning is a “search engine for learning” that harnesses the power of the web by organizing free, online education resources into searchable collections, accessible from any web or mobile platform. Using machine learning and human judgment, Gooru curates, auto-tags and contextualizes collections of web resources to accommodate personalized learning pathways. Gooru collections are aligned to US Common Core Standards for Math and to California Science Curriculum Standards.
MeFeedia: Now the largest independent video site on the web, this treasure chest is a resource many educators are just beginning to explore for educational applications.
WatchKnowLearn: This site organizes educational videos and for ages 3-18. WatchKnowLearn has indexed over 33,000+ educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 3,000 categories.Teachers can also add their own videos to the site.
My favorite to date is TeachingChannel.org. It is a wonderful site with videos that have been created by teachers (and repackaged and tagged by TC). I use it in my professional development sessions to jump start conversations around teaching strategies and best practices. You can even find videos that show what close reading of text looks like (for example) in a classroom: Thinking Notes: A Strategy to Encourage Close Reading
How will you use these resources to complement your instruction or to support your teaching practice?
You provided a great list for videos. May I also add Teacher's Domain. I search and use for videos on this site for my science classes. HINT: make sure you register for Teacher's Domain - it's FREE! Content is not limited to science ... what videos on the site can you use with your classes?
ALSO ... note that Teacher's Domain also has interactives .
Thank you for sharing Teachers Domain, Glen! I too have used it for educational videos and other content. It's interesting major funding provided by the NSF. Some states like Kentucky, New York and Massachusetts have resources aligned through their own portals. When you register for a free account, your zip code determines your home page. http://www.teachersdomain.org/editions.html There is a College edition as well.
This is a great resource for teachers, Glen. Thank you for sharing.
Here are a few more listings shared from my Twitter PLN:
Best Videos for Educator from Larry Ferlazzo
Video Resources for teachers:
100 video Site Every Educator Should Bookmark:
I love using it in small groups to discuss strategies. I also think it is a great model for learning together. There is usually a problem that needs to be addressed and through collaboration and mentoring you see a change. To be able to have an honest conversation about one's own practice and similarities? That's powerful.