[Watchknow-l] Prelim content push now under way
sanger at citizendium.org
Thu Mar 26 14:40:51 CDT 2009
In preparation for our late spring/early summer launch, we've got a team of
people moving lots of new videos to the system. Our goal is 2,000 videos by
April 2. We'll see!
You'd be more than welcome to join in! http://www.watchknow.org/ I find it
strangely addictive, but maybe that's because I have a little boy and he can
already watch stuff appropriate for toddlers...I have used WatchKnow to
organize some stuff I've shown to him.
What is the point of WatchKnow anyway? Isn't it just a search engine? No,
it is a "value-added" directory of free educational videos for kids. Not
only do we collect together videos and make them searchable, we give them
consistently useful titles and descriptions, ratings that help compare
videos from many different websites, and--most importantly--we place like
videos together, in a useful, soon-to-be giant directory. In short, we do
teachers' and parents' video collecting for them. We find the best
educational videos out there, and we organize and rate them. We are
convinced that this will be very useful to very many people.
PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE AUTO IMPORT BUTTON. Yes, it's there, but if you
use it, your uploads will be credited to "Anonymous". This is a known bug
and they should be squashing it real soon now.
Just bear in mind that we're heavy in the middle of programming right now,
so the website might be intermittently buggy.
BTW if you are a teacher or education professional and want Media Review
Panel rights in the system, that can be arranged; tell me a bit about
yourself (or send a resume) and let me know what username you created in the
system, and I can get you started.
Lawrence M. Sanger, Ph.D. | http://www.larrysanger.org/
Editor-in-Chief, Citizendium | http://www.citizendium.org/
Executive Director, WatchKnow | http://www.watchknow.org/
sanger at citizendium.org | sanger at watchknow.org
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