Just a few short years ago films in the classroom were a treat. Today, video in the classroom is a necessary tool used to compliment curriculum and engage students in instructional material. It used to be a pain in the butt to source, locate and then set up a movie to coincide with a lesson. Today it can be just a few short clicks away.
Teachers know now that they can’t just login to YouTube and start showing a video clip. Clips used in the classroom need to be vetted and rights need to be paid. That’s where boclips comes in.
boclips is a video library with nearly 3 million videos from publishing partners like The Associated Press, Bloomberg, Nature Picture Library, mand countless others. boclips has gone through the painstaking process of making sure that videos are appropriate for the learning environment. Whether you’re K-12, Higher Education, English language learning or corporate learning, boclips has the videos you need for your class. The company makes it easy to discover, license and use the videos in their library for any education application.
boclips has curated their collection and made it easy for teachers to select videos that compliment their instruction by dividing all of the videos into easy to understand categories like; sociology, literature, psychology, government & politics, biology, geography and many more. Teachers can even use their quick search bar and in a few short keystrokes find videos on the circulatory system or how a bill becomes a law.
Whether a teacher has planned out a long lesson plan on space, or decides at the spur of the moment to show their students zebras in their natural habitat, boclips easy to use search tool insures that they’ll pull up the right content. They’ve even made it possible to add captions, subtitles and voiceovers to the videos to assist in teaching that particular lesson.
Having partnerships with some of the world’s leading news organizations like The Associated Press, Bloomberg and others means that teachers can have meaningful and impactful discussions with their students on current events without the worry of some of the TV networks’ spin.
“All our videos are rights-ready and can be mapped to any curriculum, with pricing plans designed for education providers.” the company says.
Video is a powerful tool in the classroom and boclips continues to add more videos to their collection, every single day. Check out the latest from boclips at SXSWedu March 5-8th in Austin Texas. You’ll find them in the Innovation Hub at the Hilton Downtown. Find out more at boclips.com