WatchKnow Educational Videos
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WatchKnow Educational Videos is a companion app to the www.WatchKnow.org website which provides free educational videos for teachers, students, parents, and homeschoolers teaching students in K—12 (USA) or ages 3—18 (international).
The videos are reviewed and approved by teachers for teachers (Kid Safe!) and are placed in 3,000 different categories using a “super” directory with multiple subdirectories. Our Web site is organized as a wiki so teachers and educators can participate in the organization and growth of the WatchKnow video library. Our users have the ability to rate all videos (using a 5-star method) with the result that the best videos are shown first in the list of over 20,000 educational videos. Our teacher-editors also modify video titles and descriptions so relevant videos can be found quickly, tag the videos with an age rating, and indicate the original source of the video.
What's New in Version 1.2
- Directory traversal enhancements.
- Video view counter support added.
Great but could be better
This app is great if you are introducing a new concept and would like to implement a audio and visual way for the students to get the information. The clips are short and that is not such a bad thing. Several of the videos I watched would definitely catch my student's interest. However, there is one major flaw....you can't save or make any of the videos your favorite. Thus if you do find one or two that you want to use in class, then you have to search for it over and over again, or write down the title and where you found it. This is time consuming. I would like to be able to as a I plan a lesson save those videos that I need just for the concept or lesson I will be teaching. Hope they make this part of a soon update before the next school year starts.
As a history teacher, I am not opposed to show segments of a video series to illustrate our studies, but these clips are under 5 minutes long and many end in mid-sentence.
I'm just not finding them to be worth the effort of loading, reloading, re-reloading ...
Another education app with stupidly small print that little eyes can't read
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 10, 2011
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 3.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, Inc.
- © Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.