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Watch Know Learn Educational Videos

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.watchknowlearn.org

Website Example: http://www.watchknowlearn.org

Tech Product Equipment

Computer(s), Internet access, projector, and speakers (for class presentation)

Activity Description

This is a wiki Web site full of educational videos to use in class or send students to for supplementary learning or use in a distance learning setting. Over 50,000 videos have been found, submitted, and categorized by other teachers. They cover many of the basic academic areas, including basic math, algebra, geometry, science, history, social studies, language, physical education, health, computers and technology, life skills (check writing, budgeting), career paths, exercise, crafts, etc. There is not enough room here to list all of the categories, so you will need to take a look for yourself. We are sure you will find something useful, regardless of your program.

Website screenshot of all the videos available

WatchKnowLearn also allows members to add videos they find, so this could be a great organizing tool for you. Many of the videos come from YouTube, but somehow they are viewable at schools that normally block YouTube videos.

Preparation

  1. Preview site, topics, and videos.
  2. Choose a video to supplement your classroom topic or for an individual student in independent study.
  3. Print copies of the Example Document - WatchKnowLearn Video Summary Sheet above, or send it to the students digitally.

How-To

  • Use the videos to enhance class topics.
  • Allow students to choose topics and report to class. Use the Example Document - WatchKnowLearn Video Summary Sheet to have students record their video summaries.
  • Can use as a platform for writing.
  • Use as a class project or assign students in pairs.
  • Can be used as a basis for writing projects.
  • Use to brainstorm ideas.

Teacher Tips

  • This is an excellent resource for videos to introduce a topic or for other supplementary use. With over 24,000 in the collection, there is sure to be one on your topic.

Documents

Select subjects and subcategories

Electives

  • Career Exploration
  • Intro to Computers

English Language Arts

  • American Literature
  • English 1-4
  • English Electives
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Speech
  • World Literature

Fine Arts

  • Art History
  • Fine Arts Electives
  • Music Appreciation

Math

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Consumer Math
  • Geometry
  • Integrated Math
  • Math Electives
  • Trigonometry

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • General Science
  • Health and Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science Electives

Social Studies

  • American Government
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies Electives
  • U.S. History
  • World History
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.