WatchKnow: How teachers (and parents) can find short, online educational videos


WatchKnow sounds like a great idea for teachers — and parents. It’s a “non-profit community” devoted to creating a directory of cataloged, sorted and rated videos that teachers can use. Nice touch: A search function that allows teachers to filter the search by age-appropriateness.

The idea of developing an “educational video encyclopedia” started in 2007, but was relaunched yesterday with 10,000 videos posted to a newly redesigned site, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

The project was an idea of a Memphis-suburb anonymous philanthropist and is funded by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, who enlisted the help of Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger.

(via: ResourceShelf)