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ePals and SnagFilms Partner to Premiere Educational Documentaries Online

Posted Dec 4, 2008
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ePals, Inc., in partnership with SnagFilms , is premiering educational documentaries, including National Geographic's Human Footprint, available for the first time online.

 

Through this collaboration with SnagFilms, provider of an online resource for free ad-supported viewing of documentaries, educators who are members of the ePals Global Community can access eFilms at ePals (www.epals.com/blogs/efilms/default.aspx), where they can watch and integrate into their classroom activities dozens of educational titles appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school audiences. On eFilms at ePals, teachers are encouraged to share their strategies for integrating the films into the curriculum, suggest thought-provoking questions and helpful resources, and even "snag" the films and post them on their own websites.

 

Initial content on eFilms at ePals includes the online premiere of National Geographic's Human Footprint, and 21 additional titles ranging from shorts to feature-length videos, such as E-Waste, Wright Brothers' Flying Machine, and Inca Mummies. Special software is not required and the growing list of titles can all be viewed directly from a browser.

 

Supporting these goals, Human Footprint, a special that originally aired on the National Geographic Channel, addresses how individual consumption and the trash associated with consumption affects the environment. ePals encourages educators to talk about these important issues in the classroom, and watch compelling films like Human Footprint to serve as introductions to the discussion.

ePals, the ePals Foundation, and SnagFilms share the common goal of engaging their audiences and inspiring them to action. To further this common goal, SnagFilms will promote In2Books, ePals' curriculum-based e-mentoring program as a volunteer opportunity in the SnagFilms support module.

For more information, visit www.epals.com/blogs/efilms/default.aspx and www.in2books.com.

Source: ePals, Inc., www.epals.com


 
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