video repository

Photodentro/Educational Video

Photodentro/Educational Video is the Greek Educational Video Repository for primary and secondary education. It has been designed and developed by CTI Diophantus in the framework of "Digital School" in order to host collections of curriculum related short-length videos that can be used in the learning process. It is open to all, students, teachers, parents, as well as anybody else interested. The Photodentro/Educational Video Repository is one of the Educational Content Repositories of the Photodentro group.
The first collection of the Photodentro/Educational Video Repository consists of the 700 short length videos of the Hellenic Educational Radiotelevision of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. These videos have been selected and segmented from their original Educational Radiotelevision films and have been annotated in the context of the EU-funded project EduTubePlus - A European curriculum related video library and hybrid e-services for the pedagogical exploitation of video in class ( The Photodentro/Educational Video Repository will be linked to the National Greek Aggregator of Educational Content Photodentro.

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The Open Video Project

The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia retrieval, digital library, and other research communities. Researchers can use the video to study a wide range of problems, such as tests of algorithms for automatic segmentation, summarization, and creation of surrogates that describe video content; the development of face recognition algorithms; or creating and evaluating interfaces that display result sets from multimedia queries. Because researchers attempting to solve similar problems will have access to the same video content, the repository is also intended to be used as a test collection that will enable systems to be compared, similar to the way the TREC conferences are used for text retrieval.

This repository is hosted as one of the first channels of the Internet 2 Distributed Storage Infrastructure Initiative, a project that supports distributed repository hosting for research and education in the Internet 2 community.
The Open Video Project began in 1998 with the development of a basic framework and the digitization of the initial content, about 195 video segments. Additional video was also contributed by the CMU Informedia Project, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Prelinger Archives. This first stage of this project also included entering metadata for each segment into a database, and creating this Web site to enable researchers to access the available video.
In the next stage of the project, the project continues to add video segments to the repository, expanding both the available formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and QuickTime) and genre characterics (student television, anthropological footage, technology demonstrations) of the video. As part of its work at UNC's Interaction Design Lab, it is also doing research on creating innovative interfaces to the video repository that enable users to more easily search, browse, preview, and evaluate the video in the collection.

Copyright Issues
The Open Video repository provides video clips from a variety of sources, especially various video programs obtained from U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Records and Archives Administration and NASA. Although the government agency videos were produced with public funds and are freely available from the Archives, no copyright clearance has been obtained for audio or video elements in these productions. The project encourages researchers to use the data under fair use for research purposes. Those wishing to use these video clips in any commercial enterprise must bear the burden of obtaining copyright clearances.

Table of contents: 

• Documentary [494]
• Educational [1263]
• Ephemeral [2079]
• Historical [187]
• Lecture [33]
• Other [6]
• Public Service [17]
•Less than 1 minute [264]
•1 to 2 minutes [440]
•2 to 5 minutes [746]
•5 to 10 minutes [701]
•More than 10 minutes [1627]
• In color [2105]
• In black & white [1974]
• With sound [3681]
• Silent [398]
• University of Maryland HCIL Open House Video Reports
• The Informedia Project at Carnegie Mellon University
• Internet Moving Images Archive
• 2001 TREC Video Retrieval Test Collection
• CHI Video Retrospective
• Digital Himalaya Project
• NASA K-16 Science Education Programs
• William R. Ferris Collection
• Miscellaneous
• Salton Lecture
• National Archives
• Edison Video
• The HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science
• Johns Hopkins U
• CSCW Video
• UIST Video
• Densho Video
Special Collection Spotlight
CSCW Video
This collection contains 37 videos.
other special collections...

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browser, media player








The Open Video Project is sponsored by and developed at the Interaction Design Laboratory at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The project is supervised by Dr. Gary Marchionini and Dr. Barbara M. Wildemuth and currently developed primarily by Dr. Gary Geisler and Yaxiao Song. People who used to be actively involved in the developing team include Rich Gruss, Meng Yang, Xiangming Mu, Anthony Hughes, Thomas Tolleson, and Curtis Webster. The initial framework for the repository was developed by Laura Slaughter as part of the Baltimore Learning Community Project at the University of Maryland and she collected and digitized much of the first stage of video content. Please contact the project if you have suggestions, questions, video to contribute, or would like more information about the project.


The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a vast non-profit digital library, founded in 1996 to build an Internet library. Its aim is to offer permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Now the portal’s collection includes a huge number of texts, audio, moving images, live music, software as well as archived web pages, and provides specialised services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other people with disabilities.
Currently the Archive contains
- Over 1.1 million videos
- Over 1.5 million audio recordings
- Over 4.4 million texts
- Over 114000 live music concerts

Table of contents: 

Animation & Cartoons | Arts & Music | Community Video | Computers & Technology | Cultural & Academic Films | Ephemeral Films | Movies | News & Public Affairs | Prelinger Archives | Spirituality & Religion | Sports Videos | Television | Videogame Videos | Vlogs | Youth Media

American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections

Audio Books & Poetry | Community Audio | Computers & Technology | Grateful Dead | Live Music Archive | Music & Arts | Netlabels | News & Public Affairs | Non-English Audio | Podcasts | Radio Programs | Spirituality & Religion

OpenLibrary | Software | Wayback Machine | Archive-It | Scanning Services | BookServer | NASA Images | Open Content Alliance | Education | BookMobile | SFLan | Petabox |

KidsTube - free educative video resources for your students

KidsTube is a free educative video resource for educators featuring thousands of approved and filtered videos, images and blogs: all of them are kids safe and/or specifically meant just for kids.
The website also allows to upload one’s own videos and create groups or join others’ groups and engage in educative discussions in such an awesome community of people.
It is possible to browse and watch videos without being registered. The registration is needed, though, to upload and share videos. The user-friendly interface makes the website simple to use.

Knowmia - video lessons database

Knowmia is a video lessons database. It contains more than 8000 lessons on a wide range of subjects from all sort of sources and with teachers' help to make each lessons properly tagged and easily searchable. Teachers using the tools offered by Knowmia can create lessons for their own class but also contribute these lessons to the greater community. Some teachers use lessons from Knowmia in the classroom while others assign them to students as homework.
MyKnowmia is one of the tools of this database and it is described as the place where students and teachers can see and access their classes and assignment. For students, that's where they go to view and do assignments. For teachers, that's where they go to create, assign and monitor assignments. Most of the home assignment tools will be launched soon and are not available just yet. Home assignments can be personalised and it is possible to monitor students’ progresses.

SnagLearning - educational video

SnagLearning features high-quality documentary films presenting them for free to an international online audience as educational tools to ignite meaningful discussion within the learning community. The library currently contains over 2,000 documentaries that are appropriate for students from middle school and up covering nearly every classroom subject.
Many of these videos are produced by well-known educational sources, including PBS and National Geographic.
Teachers can submit and share their own lesson plans, quizzes and homework ideas with fellow educators. On each film page there is a section containing learning questions related to the video and a commenting area that functions as public forum to share and discuss.

Table of contents: 

Arts & Music
Children’s Programming
Foreign Language
Math & Science
Political Science & Civics
World Culture & Geography

Children’s Programming

National Geographic

Joannis-Sajnovics and the transit of Venus

Joannis-Sajnovics is a Facebook page managed by Ágota Lang, a physics high school teacher in Sopron (Hungary), and her students. It is set up as Joannis-Sajnovics' diary so we can relive his travels in the 18th century from Hungary to Finland to observe the Transit of Venus - when Venus passes in front of the Sun as seen from the Earth. Posts are published as if by Joannis-Sajnovics himself, just like a travel journal.
Ágota and her students are also making an online game, the Hell Game, which will be available soon.

More information on the Transit of Venus, which will occur again in June 2012 and will be the last visible to people of our time, can be found on the Vimeo channel "Our last Transit of Venus": Videos on this channel include a teaser for a documentary film, presentations by leading scientists and outreach people from Europe and the US, as well as videos made by the students from the Széchenyi István Gimnázium (Sopron, Hungary, project co-funded by the European Planetology Network).

Khan Academy on YouTube - Español

A repository of videos in Spanish language made by Khan Academy. In their YouTube channel, lots of videos on different school subjects are available for teachers. Some topics are: Probabilidad, Biologia, Khan Academy, Estándares California Álgebra, Estándares California Geometría, Algebra ejemplos desarrollados, Desarrollo de Matemáticas, Trigonometría, Geometría, Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Física, Aritmética, Química.


Utubersidad is a Spanish project which collect on the website the links to more than 10.000 educational videos published on YouTube, divided into several school and university subjects (see the table of Contents below).
They also have recordings of lectures, documentaries and conferences.
the website is also available in English.

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Banco de imágenes y sonidos de INTEF

The Banco de imágenes y sonidos by INTEF is a website that belongs to the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports where you will find a repository of images, sounds and videos to use in the lessons.
At the same time is a place to share recourses between the teachers community.
All the resources are Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Table of contents: 

Actividades agrarias
Actividades marítimo-pesqueras
Animaciones de Ciencias de la Naturaleza
Artes gráficas
Camino de Santiago
Catedrales de España
Ciencias de la Naturaleza
Ciencias de la Tierra y del Espacio
Clip Arts
Comunidades autónomas
Edificación y obra civil
Educación infantil y especial
Electricidad y electrónica
Fotografía microscópica
Hostelería y Turismo
Imagen personal. Estética
Imagen y sonido
Industrias alimentarias
Madera y mueble
Mantenimiento de vehículos autopropulsados
Mantenimiento y servicios a la producción
Medios de transporte
Otras colecciones
Personajes públicos
Proyecto Agua
Textil, confección y piel
TV Educativa

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