WatchKnow, a free web service for teachers providing a directory of K-12 educational videos available on the internet, has introduced the WatchKnow Classroom and the WatchKnow iPhone App.
Founded as a non-profit online community, WatchKnow is based on a Wiki framework and philosophy, so volunteer teachers and educators review, approve and categorize videos for easy access and use. Originally developed by Wikipedia co-founder Dr. Larry Sanger, WatchKnow has indexed over 22,000 educational videos into a directory of more than 3,000 categories. Users can quickly search for and find relevant, quality videos, guided by titles, descriptions, age-level information and ratings, according to the announcement.
WatchKnow Classroom allows teachers to create a customized and secure virtual classroom for organizing, uploading, and sharing instructional videos. By setting up their own Classroom, teachers can drag and drop selected videos, track student use, create and upload their own video content, and customize the site with school logos and colors.
WatchKnow Educational Videos is a free companion app to the WatchKnow website. Available as an iTunes download, the new app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, allowing users to view free educational videos over the internet via these devices.
Source: WatchKnow, www.watchknow.org