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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10 Sites for Educational Documentaries

"Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. (Wikipedia)"  Documentaries are used in education all the time to educate and inform students about different nonfictional topics.  While there are a ton of sites to choose from, I've decide to curate this list to make it easier for educators to find what they are looking for.

*This list is in alphabetical order.

10 Sites for Educational Documentaries

  1. Chockadoc - A nice site for finding documentaries w/ an educational category where people can rate videos as well.
  2. Documentary Heaven - A great place to find 1000's of documentaries on a wide variety of subjects.
  3. Documentary Storm - A fun community for finding documentaries rated on a 6 star scale.  Users have the ability to leave comments and collaborate w/ others.
  4. Documentary Tube - A wonderful place to find documentaries where users can save documentaries by creating playlists.
  5. Documentary Wire - A simple site w/ lots of educational documentaries to browse through.
  6. DocumentaryZ - A great place to find free documentaries where people can search by most popular, subject, or best rated.
  7. Free Documentaries - This is a excellent place to find political and educational documentaries.
  8. John Locker - A nice place to find documentaries where people can rate and upload videos as well.
  9. Snag Films - One of the most popular sites for finding documentaries and independent films.  Also, people can share these films and view on a mobile app.
  10. Top Documentary Films - A terrific site w/ lots of documentaries to search through where users have the ability to leave comments.

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