Monthly Archives: August 2012

Free Documentaries Online

Massive thanks to Richard Byrne http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/10/5-places-to-find-and-watch.html#.UDqtT9ZlSLc
and the indefatigable Mr. Larry Ferlazzo http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ for the following suggestions :

http://learning.snagfilms.com/  Snag Learning offers access to hundreds of high quality documentary videos. Snag Learning categorizes documentaries by grade level and content area. Additionally, Snag Learning offers a series of guiding questions for each film. You can embed previews of each video into your blog, but you have to watch the full-length versions on Snag Learning
Explore.org produces and hosts high-quality documentary films and photographs. The films and images focus on exploring the world and the work of non-profit organizations around the world. The films and images are organized by destination. There are twelve destinations in all including China, Tibet, the Middle East, and India. Explore.org is funded in part by the Annenburg Foundation
 http://documentaryheaven.com/  is a free site that has organized more than 1600 documentary films found across the Internet. Through Documentary Heaven can find documentaries covering all kinds of topics in science, history, politics, business, and many more categories. The videos are sourced from a variety of services including, but not limited to, YouTube
Folk Streams is a good website featuring documentary films of American life. Visitors to Folk Streams will find films about various demographic segments of the population as well as films about regions of the country. The films are produced by independent directors and come from a variety of distributors. Most of the films appear to be between thirty and sixty minutes in length although there are some films outside of that range. Visitors to Folk Streams can search by region, subject, title, filmmaker, or distributor
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/watch Watch the movie Freedom Riders online

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Caitlin Moran : How To Be a Woman

Funny and exciting book from English journalist Caitlin Moran : http://www.how-tobeawoman.com/

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Academic Listening Online

http://w3.yorksj.ac.uk/international/language-support/academic-listening-online.aspx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/webcast/tae_whoonearth_archive.shtml

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