July 2018 Events with boclips

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Happy July to all of our teachers! We know that for some of our teachers, it feels like the summer is just beginning. For others, it feels like it is rapidly coming to an end. Regardless of what school calendar you follow, we wanted to share some fun July events and resources you can use in your classrooms as we countdown to the launch of our BETA version of boclips for teachers this fall!

July 3-International Plastic Bag Free Day

A quick view of this content partner video and one can see why initiatives are underway to help reduce and eliminate the use of plastic bags.

July 4-Independence Day

Happy Independence Day from boclips!

July 7-Chocolate Day

It is a sweet day filled with a sweet deal! The sweet deal involves Follow @boclips on Twitter or Facebook and share one chocolate fact you’ve learned from watching content partner SciShow’s video, The Science of Chocolate. Tag with #worldchocolateday and #boclipsEDU to help us find your fact! One lucky winner between that follows and shares between July 7 and July 10 will be chosen to win a FREE dozen chocolate covered doughnuts from Krispy Kreme (awarded in the form of a Krispy Kreme gift card for $ or £ depending on your location). 

July 8-Video Games Day

Calling all gamers and teachers of gamers! If you’re including coding in your curriculum, this is a fun look a the history of games. Yes, games. Learn all about games from early games on cave walls, all the way to VR and everything in between with content partner Crash Course.

July 11-World Population Day

World Population Day has been celebrated every July 11 since 1989. The purpose of this day is to bring awareness to population issues around the world. Our Geography collection in the boclips platform illustrates the negative effects of climate change on the environment and people. The collection is broken into subcategories and the Population Change portion speaks directly to the issues World Population Day seeks to bring to light. 

July 13-Friday the 13th

Walking under ladders. Breaking a mirror is equal to seven years of bad luck. Regardless of where you may find yourself when it comes to superstitions and whether or not they can be validated, all we know at boclips is that July 13, 2018, just happens to land on a Friday. For us, that means that it is officially Friday the 13th! In honor of this spooky day and all of the superstitions that people believe in and practice, we’d love to highlight the superstitions of some athletes from the 2008 Olympic games. Special thanks to content partner AP for sharing this archival footage. 

July 18-Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18. The United Nations invites the global community to mark this day in making a difference in the lives of others just as Nelson Mandela did. Learn more with the PBS NewsHour content on boclips or through visiting un.org

July 20-Moon Day and Space Exploration Day

Celebrate Moon Day and Space Exploration Day with this instructional video, How America Won the Race to the Moon, by content partner Hip Hughes History. He covers the pre-NASA events leading up to the race. 

 

July 24-Happy Birthday Amelia Earhart

On this day in 1897, Amelia Mary Earhart was born. She left a legacy and of course, we’d love to share a favorite quote, “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” Learn more about her accomplishments with content partner Mr. Beat.

July 29-Rain Day

Whether you are teaching about the water cycle, weather, or a variety of other topics that include rain, we thought this informational video would be a fun one to share on Rain Day! Check out what boclips content partner Minute Physics has to say in answer to the question, Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain?

July 30-International Day of Friendship

Today is International Friendship Day! According to School of Life, one of our content partners, friendship has several purposes including networking, assurance, fun, and clarification. This six minute video could offer just what your students need when working out their differences with friendships. 

We want to hear from you regarding your use of video in the classroom and edtech! What August dates and events are you looking forward to? Make sure you share with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Tutorial Series – Sharing a Video on boclips

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You’ve found the perfect video on boclips. Now what?

It’s time to share it!

  1. Find the desired video and select it.
  2. Click on the SHARE VIDEO button in the upper right-hand corner of the page and copy the link.
  3. Share the link with colleagues via email or with students via your LMS.

Watch our quick guide to learn how to share a video!

Join us today for our FREE beta trial!

And don’t forget to get social with us! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!

boclips Brings the Best of YouTube EDU Onto its Video Platform

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Perhaps as an educator, you’ve noticed the same thing we have at boclips, that the traditional model of teaching is being changed as it applies to the ‘Netflix generation.’ Furthermore, the acceleration of digital materials replacing print in the education market has resulted in education providers and instructors rushing to keep up with the demand for video in the classroom.

With the change in teaching models and the endeavor to keep up with relevant materials that are engaging and available for students, we’re proud to announce that PBS Digital Studios is the most recent content partner to join forces with boclips.  

A few additional highlights from our most recent press release include a first-hand quote from Instructional Technology Specialist, Mike Jaber:

“The use of YouTube videos in education provides educators with an invaluable resource which helps to enhance the learning experience for their students. Video content is absolutely one of the best educational resources available in the world today. With that being said, it’s such a shame when engaging and inspiring content is blocked in schools because of the advertising and inappropriate content that comes with it. It’s so great to see boclips offering a solution that works for educators so ALL educators can use a video platform that is vetted and fully educationally based!”

For additional information regarding the latest content partnership, please read the press release in its entirety. Our platform will be available on a beta trial basis to teachers around the world in the fall.

Don’t forget to get social with us! Connect with us on social via Twitter and Facebook

Help Wanted – Teacher Advisory Panel

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Have you ever struggled with finding just the right video to supplement lessons? Perhaps, you’ve found a video you’ve wanted to use and wondered about copyright and if you can use it. Or maybe you’re worried about commercials and pop-up ads that may not be appropriate for your students. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then boclips may be just what you are looking for.

With boclips, there is no more struggle, no more wondering, and no more worry. Our video library has 3 million rights-ready videos all collected from trusted content partners.

Sounds great, right?! We think so too!

So, what’s the catch? There is no catch. Right now, we’re inviting teachers to join us for a free teacher trial. We’d love to have you test out the platform.

We’re also looking for teachers that are interested in being a part of our Teacher Advisory Panel (TAP). As a TAP member, we’ll be looking to you as an expert in your subject area. We’ll reach out with occasional surveys and interview opportunities in an effort to gather feedback to make boclips an amazing platform for teachers. Some of these opportunities do come with financial incentives as we believe it is important to compensate for the valuable time and information that educators provide. If you’re interested in joining the TAP fill out the information form here.

Don’t forget to get social with us! Join us on Facebook and Twitter.

TeachPitch Partners with boclips

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Team TeachPitch is very proud & happy to announce its partnership with boclips, the world’s largest video library, exclusively for education.

Over the coming months, TeachPitch will work on delivering boclips’ high quality educational videos into schools and classrooms through its TeachPitch for Schools software.

All our school customers will be able to access to over 2 million videos from the world’s best video brands through our dedicated ‘Discovery Partners’ section.

“We are very excited to partner with the great team at boclips. We love their team, product and content and are very keen to work with them to deliver the best video resources into our growing pool of customer schools.” said Aldo de Pape, CEO of TeachPitch.

“I’m delighted that TeachPitch has chosen boclips to be its turnkey solution for educational videos within its ‘Discovery Partners’ section and unlock a world of videos for schools and classrooms. ” said David Bainbridge, CEO of boclips.

Click here  if you are curious to find out more about the great videos that boclips has to offer.

As of this week, all TeachPitch clients will be able to access boclips’ videos exclusively through our software.

You can contact TeachPitch at info@teachpitch.com should you have any further questions or ideas about this unique partnership, or email us at contact@boclips.com

boclips boosts its instructional content with four new libraries

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The boclips video library continues to grow adding thousands more videos, produced specifically for education

21st September 2017

LONDON

 

Knowledgemotion, the London based company behind the world’s largest video library for education – boclips.com – has now added four new libraries, significantly increasing the number of specialist instructional videos throughout K-12, Higher Education and the corporate learning space.

 

Mazzarella Media brings hundreds of short-form videos, specifically produced for education, across a variety of subjects for K-12 which have been recognised for their excellence with an Emmy® Award and two Parents’ Choice Gold Awards. boclips also welcomes Fabian-Baber, respected publisher with numerous awards and nominations to their name. Under their Immediacy Learning label, boclips will offer a collection of animated videos on the environment and the arts. With experience in teaching, Fabian-Baber brings together education and media, producing high-quality videos which inform and inspire.  The K-12 curriculum is further supported by Simple History’s fun animations which allow students to witness and explore all periods of history.

 

Finally, Intelecom Learning’s collection of 3,000 topic-specific clips adds to the extensive K-12 and academic selections with videos on Science, History and Social and Political Sciences, as well as boosting boclips’ corporate offering with training in Business Soft Skills.

 

Cameron Cox, Vice President at Intelecom Learning, comments: “We have seen investment in digital learning increase dramatically, and with it demand for content that can engage and inform.   Our partnership with Knowledgemotion not only extends the reach of our unique video assets, but encourages innovation in teaching and learning.  Ultimately, that’s what we are all about.”

 

Rhonda Fabian, CEO of Immediacy says, “The integrity and professionalism of our partners has been the key to our success for 27 years. Adding boclips to our select group of distributors strengthens our position in the global educational market, inspiring learners everywhere”.

 

Zoe Moore, Content Director at boclips, said: “We’re excited to be expanding our collections of instructional learning videos which work as a great complement to the deep repository of primary news resources on boclips. To be partnering with four world-renowned, award-winning producers of educational content is a great achievement which strengthens our coverage of lifelong learning and reinforces boclips as the home of video for education.”

 

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Notes to Editors

For further information please contact:

 

David Bainbridge (Knowledgemotion: Founder & CEO) – david@boclips.com

Hannah Smith (Knowledgemotion: PR & Marketing) – hannah@boclips.com

 

About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

Founded in 2013 boclips aggregates over two million rights-ready video clips from some of the world’s largest and most respected content producers onto a single platform. Proprietary algorithms then map these clips to the curricula and courses used by education providers around the world, ensuring relevant search results for courseware designers, instructors and students. All videos are rights-ready, and contain stories from 1895 to yesterday. Current customers include Pearson Education, Hachette and Bloomsbury.

 

About Mazzarella Media

Anthony Mazzarella, owner and creator of Mazzarella Media, is passionate about creating quality educational content that supports the teaching efforts of elementary, middle and high school teachers everywhere. By promoting the development of engaging, efficient and effective content, Anthony has grown his company to be one of the most highly respected and successful independent educational media producers in the country.

 

About Immediacy

Since 1990, more than 20 million learners have used Immediacy videos and lesson plans worldwide. Our mission is to create curriculum-based media for delivery across traditional and emerging distribution networks that improve education, advance better health, and enable social awareness by inspiring, informing, and connecting our learners with the resources they need, when and where they need them.

www.immediacylearning.com

 

About Simple History

Graduating in history at University College London, Daniel has written about Tokugawa Japan to the American revolution to the collapse of the Soviet Union during the 20th century. As an illustrator and writer he combines history with a fun and intriguing graphical style. Now he presents a gift to people who have a curiosity about the world around them and its rich past, in the form of his new series ‘Simple History’.

 

About Intelecom Learning

Intelecom Learning is a non-profit corporation and a leading developer of curriculum-aligned courseware for online and classroom-based learning. We bring instructional design, content development and educational technology together to offer teachers and students alike a range of learning solutions and tools for undergraduate, career and adult learning.  To learn more about our mission, visit www.intelecom.org.

boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources

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boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources

boclips secures PBS NewsHour, Storyful and Singapore Press Holdings as the latest news providers to join the ranks of trusted sources on the platform

 

14 September 2017

London

Knowledgemotion, the London-based company behind boclips the world’s largest video library exclusively for education, today welcomes three trusted news sources onto the boclips platform. Video reports and the latest news from PBS NewsHour, Storyful, a division of News Corp, and Singapore Press Holdings is now available to license for education, further bolstering boclips’ Century of Video News collection which provides a much-needed antidote in the current climate of fake news.

With today’s backdrop of alternative facts, the responsibility falls on educators to provide students with trusted sources and a safe space to develop critical reading skills. Fake news has started appearing in students’ homework, cited as fact, and educators must teach pupils how to think critically and analyze what they see. boclips’ Century of Video News is a comprehensive solution for publishers, governments, school districts and online learning platforms looking for a source of reliable reports, providing a single gateway to content from sources all around the world. Updated daily with integrated API feeds, boclips allows education providers to simply incorporate topic-relevant news clips into their digital courseware or give a school or University access to the full collection of news sources, all ad-free, curriculum-tagged and rights-ready.

PBS NewsHour, anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast.

For the last seven years, Storyful has built the technology and expertise that news and media organizations rely on to gather and accurately report the news every day. Our technology processes billions of data points and our global team of journalists verify and validate the user-generated content that drives the global news agenda.

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organization, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

Zoe Moore, Content Director at boclips, commented: “The addition of three of the largest and most respected global news sources confirms the boclips platform as the number one destination for education providers looking for accurate, current and objective news content. The in-depth coverage from PBS NewsHour and the diversity of Storyful’s User-Generated Content, is a perfect complement for the teaching of media literacy and critical thinking, while the global reach of Singapore Press Holdings further enriches the collection on boclips.”

boclips now represents and licenses content from fifteen news sources from around the world, from 1895 to the present day. This invites a global opportunity for students to compare and contrast news reports and explore how current and historical events are depicted in different regions and from different sides. The depth of the boclips library allows users to follow a single story across videos from Asia, the US, the UK, Europe and the Middle East as well as international User-Generated Content. The addition of content from PBS NewsHour, Storyful, and Singapore Press Holdings raises the authority and diversity of the collection, making boclips’ Century of Video News a compelling resource for educators worldwide.

 

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Notes to Editors

 

For further information please contact:

David Bainbridge (Knowledgemotion: Founder & CEO) – david@boclips.com

Hannah Smith (Knowledgemotion: PR & Marketing) – hannah@boclips.com

 

About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

Founded in 2013, boclips aggregates over two million rights-ready video clips from some of the world’s largest and most respected content producers onto a single platform. Proprietary algorithms then map these clips to the curricula and courses used by education providers around the world, ensuring relevant search results for courseware designers, instructors and students. All videos are rights-ready, and contain stories from 1895 to yesterday. Current customers include Pearson Education, Hachette and Bloomsbury.

 

About PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BNSF, with additional support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, National Science Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.

 

About Storyful

Storyful, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS, NWSA; ASX:NWS, NWSLV), is the world leader in discovering, verifying and acquiring the compelling and relevant user-generated video our partners need to tell stories that matter to their audiences. Storyful combines world class journalism with industry-leading technology to discover, verify and acquire the original content and provide the on-the-ground sources news and media organizations need.


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH’s latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.

SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg

boclips partners with Nahdet Misr Publishing House and Iesha Learning

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boclips, the world’s largest video library for education, is happy to announce partnerships with two new content providers.

The highly respected Egyptian publishing house, Nahdet Misr Publishing House, has provided over 300 Arabic language animated educational videos, approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Education, covering Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, History, Geography, Religious Education and English. Zoe Moore, Content Director, states – “In representing Nahdet Misr, boclips extends its offering of videos from the Middle East and Arabic language content, and we are delighted the videos are coming from a source that is so respected by the Egyptian Ministry of Education.”

boclips also welcomes Iesha Learning. Iesha Learning has a fun, interactive digitised curriculum on sexuality and gender aimed at the pre-teen audience. Nilima Achwal, founder of the company, has commented: “Iesha Learning’s fun, colorful videos on puberty and adolescence help pre-teens enter their teenage years with confidence, positive attitudes and even change-making behavior to help their peers and create a better world.”

 

 

 

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For further information contact:

David Bainbridge, Knowledgemotion
+447801 180155
david@boclips.com
www.boclips.com

 

Notes to Editors
About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

Knowledgemotion’s boclips, is the world’s largest video library for education. Named after the bo tree that provided Buddha with the shade he needed as he tried to make sense of the world, boclips enables education publishers and providers to find, license and use video clips that they then embed into their digital textbooks and services. Knowledgemotion has agreements with leading international content owners including Getty Images, Bloomberg, BBC Worldwide Learning, Associated Press Television News, Sports News TV and British Movietone. These agreements give boclips access to a high quality, rights-ready library of 2 million video clips, spanning all key stages, subjects and topics in the curriculum. Customers include Pearson Education, the Open University, Macmillan and Bloomsbury.

boclips further expands its specialist instructional library with the Institute of Arts and Ideas and Siren Films

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London-based Knowledgemotion, the company behind boclips the world’s largest video library for education, has added new content libraries to its collection, significantly increasing the number of specialist instructional videos available to the Secondary and Higher Education market.

 

The newest content partners include renowned The Institute of Ideas (IAI), where distinguished panel members debate the pertinent topics and issues of the day, encouraging the interrogation of accepted ideas. Edward McGovern, Head of Programmes at The IAI, said “The Institute of Art and Ideas is delighted to be partnering with boclips to distribute cutting edge debates and talks from the world’s leading thinkers to the UK’s top educational institutions and publications”.
boclips’ psychology collection is expanded with the representation of Siren Films, founded by zoologist Dr. Wendy McEvoy in 2002. By filming unscripted, authentic material and only in real homes and childcare settings, Siren Films offers unique videos about childhood development and behaviours, that are endorsed by expert Phil Stringer, Principal Educational Psychologist , who has stated “The importance and potential value of Siren Films cannot be sufficiently emphasised.
In my opinion the quality of their films is as good as any one is ever likely to see.” And Sir David Attenborough – “I watched with unalloyed delight”.

 

boclips’ Content Director, Zoe Moore, said “We’re excited to have increased the number of content partnerships on our platform, and to do so with such respected and renowned brands”.

 

 

 

 

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For further information contact:

David Bainbridge, Knowledgemotion
+447801 180155
david@boclips.com
www.boclips.com

 

Notes to Editors
About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform

Knowledgemotion’s boclips, is the world’s largest video library for education. Named after the bo tree that provided Buddha with the shade he needed as he tried to make sense of the world, boclips enables education publishers and providers to find, license and use video clips that they then embed into their digital textbooks and services. Knowledgemotion has agreements with leading international content owners including Getty Images, Bloomberg, BBC Worldwide Learning, Associated Press Television News, Sports News TV and British Movietone. These agreements give boclips access to a high quality, rights-ready library of 2 million video clips, spanning all key stages, subjects and topics in the curriculum. Customers include Pearson Education, the Open University, Macmillan and Bloomsbury.