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Video Resources for the Classroom

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Saved by Lucas Gillispie
on August 28, 2009 at 3:49:48 pm






Did you know that there are tons of educational videos online, for free?


Here's a list of several different websites offering free, educational videos.  As always, be sure to view the video before showing it to your students to be certain it's appropriate.


Check out these great sites:






Biography.com - Several full episodes are available from their website.


CNN Video - Watch clips of past news events and features.

Discovery.com - Lots of clips and some full episodes available.

Edu YouTube - YouTube's partnership page with Universities and Colleges.  View college lectures, discussions, and debates from leading Unversities.

History.com - Watch full episodes of many of their popular shows directly from their website.

Hulu.com - News and Information Section - Includes a wide variety of documentaries from a variety of providers

Joost.com - Documentary Section.

Leaner.org - by Annenberg Media - provides several documentaries and educational films for free.  Look for the "video on demand" icon.

NC LIVE.org - Sizeable video/documentary collection featuring full-length documentaries from PBS.

The National Archives - a collection of videos highlighting US history.

National Geographic Video - videos and clips from the National Geographic Channel.

The Open Video Project - 100's of videos and clips on many subjects


PBS.org - Many of their popular shows are viewable from their website.

Reel Classics - a collection of clips from classic films.

SchoolTube.com - Similar to YouTube, but with school-based content.  Be sure to browse their various categories for useful content.

Smithsonian Channel - Watch videos from the Smithsonian Channel.

TeacherTube.com - Also similar to YouTube.  Features school-related content only.  Browse their channels to find what you're looking for.

Teacher's Domain - Clips (and other resources) on a variety of topics.

ThinkPort.org - Clips covering a variety of educational topics.


Vimeo.com - Online video site that features high-quality videos.  Be sure to browse their categories (science, art, etc.).

WGBH - Boston public television.

YouTube.com - Documentary and Biography Section - YouTube's Documentary and Biography section.  Find clips and full episodes from providers such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, and PBS.



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