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We can never have enough videos with educational content available to us!  Sometimes searching through Youtube for that perfect video can be frustrating and result in very little relevant material and TED talks are mostly applicable for high-level learners.  Fortunately, SnagLearning is a video library site that fills this gap with short documentaries on a wide variety of topics suitable for younger learners to college preparation courses.

From SnagLearning:

Since 2008, SnagFilms is dedicated to bringing high quality, award-winning documentaries to an online audience around the world — all for free. From the beginning, teachers have championed our films’ potential to engage their students and supplement their learning. We developed a new version of our site to cater to our growing fanbase of teachers, parents and students.

SnagLearning features carefully selected films from SnagFilms’ award-winning library of over 2,000 documentaries that are appropriate for students from middle school and up. Our titles cover nearly every classroom subject and many are produced by well-known educational sources, including PBS and National Geographic. The goal of this site is to highlight documentaries that make for engaging educational tools. We will also feature guest teacher bloggers as well as special programming stunts like Q&As with the filmmakers.

Teachers can submit and share their own lesson plans, quizzes and homework ideas with fellow educators. The commenting area on each film page functions as public forum to share and discuss.

SnagLearning will add new films to its roster every week, so we urge teachers to bookmark us and check back for new titles. Subscribe to our email newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Comments (2)

  • Reply Brett Reynolds - July 6, 2011

    Of course, there’s always the NFB. Here’s an interesting piece from 1957.

    • Reply Tyson - July 6, 2011

      Great suggestion, Brett. Thanks!

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