Video for use in Education

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videoI heard a quotation the other day – if a picture is worth a thousand words then a video is worth a million! With that in mind here are a few educational video resources:

British Pathe – Now shared freely for all.

The National Archives – Award-winning resources for students and teachers.

“The National Archives produces a range of stand alone online resources for you to use in the classroom. These include online lessons, which you can print out or present on a whiteboard.

We also produce document collections based on different themes or time periods. Each collection is introduced by a historian of the period and contains teachers’ notes with suggested ways on how to use them in the classroom. You can download all documents which are copyright-free for use in the classroom.

We often produce Pinterest boards to accompany our online resources. Visually engaging, we believe they are a good way to spark a classroom discussion, and you can pin the content that’s relevant to you to your own boards.

We have also produced a wide range of interactive showcases such as Focus on Film, which was nominated for a Children’s BAFTA. This resource also contains a large film archive. Also our Victorians website can be used to help students develop evidence skills.”(National Archives)

ARKive education – A free resource for teachers and educators which is comprised of pictures and moving images relating to life on Earth including images of endangered species.

Watch Know Learn – “The Vision behind WatchKnowLearn is simple: To provide a world-class, online domain on which educators can store, categorize, and rate the best, K – 12 educational videos on the Internet today. And to make this service FREE so teachers, parents and students everywhere may have access to those videos.

To make this a reality, we invite teachers, instructors and educators to suggest videos for inclusion into our directory, and then to review, approve, and assign those videos into appropriate categories using a wiki framework and philosophy. The videos are the highest quality found on the Internet, cover all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools (or age range 1 – 18), and are Kid Safe because they are vetted by teachers.”(Watch Know Learn)

Screenonline, run by the British Film Institute – Offers free educational use of a wide range of film and television materials. Access to video and audio material is limited to users in registered UK schools, colleges and libraries. Register when you visit the site.

NASA  – Makes a range of photographs and movies available.

The Open Video Project  – A searchable collection of video resources for educational use.

The Internet Archive – A library of Internet sites and other cultural artefacts in digital form. Downloads are free for education use.

Prelinger Archives  – A collection of over 48,000 films including advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur.

Science games and videos – Educational Videos from Ne0 K12.

ABC Kids – This site has really useful educational science videos for children.

Educational video sites – RefSeek’s guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. However, many of these resources may be too old for primary school children.

National Archives Video for use in Education

National Archives Video